National Intervention Services


National Intervention Services


Result of Addiction

At AR Intervention, we understand how difficult it can be to watch your loved one hurting themself or others as a result of drug use. Our fully licensed staff is clinically trained in providing informed care for individuals suffering from substance use disorder and require one of the following services:

If you or someone you know has any questions or requires a drug intervention, contact us today at (312) 625-0024. Our clinically trained and fully licensed counselors are ready to listen, provide support, and answer any questions you have.


Drug Vs. Alcohol

Although alcohol is technically a drug, it is generally placed in a separate category with regards to methodologies involved in staging an intervention. Unlike an alcohol intervention, where individuals often make counterarguments like, “Everyone drinks” or, “I can stop whenever I want”, a drug intervention generally requires working through layers of rationalizations, excuses and dishonesty that have developed through years of use and abuse.

There are generally two types of people with substance use disorder who require drug intervention. They are binge drug users and daily drug users. While there is some overlap in intervention methodologies, there are subtle differences in the type of intervention support provided.

A person who binge uses drugs may not use or abuse drugs every day, and in fact may go days, weeks, months, or even years without abusing drugs, but once they do, they do so with reckless abandon. Because people are often more willing to give binge users multiple second chances because of the extended periods of abstinence, binge users are often at greater risk of doing harm to themselves or others compared to daily abusers. This is why it is important to stage an intervention with a binge abuser within a short time after an activating event. When staging a successful intervention, timing is everything.

If your loved one uses drugs daily, and especially if their abuse of the drug has begun to impact their physical and mental health, the importance of timing can come down to minutes or hours. For example, if an intervention is staged first thing in the morning before your loved one has used their drug, they may be too agitated and distracted to truly engage with the intervention.

On the other hand, if the intervention occurs too late in the day, your loved one may be too intoxicated to engage properly during the intervention. Our clinically trained and fully licensed professionals will work collaboratively to determine an optimal time with you and your loved ones to maximize the likelihood of a successful intervention. 


The Intervention Process

The intervention process will vary contingent on the drug of choice, though most drug interventions consist of a 2-3-day process. First our clinically trained interventionist speaks with the concerned party to gather information. After the initial call, should both parties agree to move forward a customized intervention plan will develop, including but not limited to: who should be involved, where and when the intervention should occur.

Time will be dedicated to prepare the family for the intervention, providing education on the predictable, progressive, chronic disease of substance abuse. We will also discuss how to practice setting clear boundaries, to support your loved one – though no longer support drug use.

If the intervention is successful and the person agrees to accept treatment, they will be transported to the predetermined treatment center as soon as possible. If your loved one refuses to seek treatment, those involved will have no choice but to accept their refusal, and follow through on boundaries established during the intervention process.

Withdrawal Symptoms Following Drug Intervention

The ultimate goal of a drug intervention is to convince your loved one to stop using and abusing drugs. If they do agree to seek treatment, and if they use daily, they will most certainly undergo withdrawal symptoms. Contingent on the substance, frequency and quantity withdrawal symptoms may include, but not limited to:

Intense physical craving


Increased appetite

Inability to feel pleasure

Suicidal thoughts or actions

Upset Stomach

Tremors, chills, and muscle aches


Difficulty concentrating

Slowed thinking


Because of the intense withdrawal effects that can occur following cessation of drug use, an essential part of the intervention process is to have a strategy in place to support your loved one during this period and make sure medical care is available if necessary.

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Regardless of the type of intervention services you are seeking, our team is ready to provide a highly structured, comprehensive intervention approach. We pride ourselves on designing interventions that help families start the journey towards healing. Whether you or a loved one are suffering, we are here to support you. 

Our approach is aimed at helping clients and their families understand the impact that their condition has on their lives. We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our care receives the support and compassion needed to make changes in their lives. 

If you are in need of counseling services, our team of professionals is ready to provide a safe, supportive environment to help you address your substance use or mental health disorder. At AR Intervention, we are committed to ensuring you receive the care and support to begin your recovery journey. We understand that recovery may seem impossible at times. However, there is always hope for a brighter future free of addiction. Our counselors are ready to listen, provide support, and answer any questions you may have. Start your journey with us today!