Tips for Holding an Intervention

Having a family member who is living with a drug addiction can cause you a lot of stress. This rings especially true when you don’t know how to get them help. You can feel powerless and trapped in your situation. Fortunately, you don’t have to feel that way. Holding an intervention is a great way to help your loved one enter a treatment facility.Holding an intervention can seem scary because it means confronting your loved one. Below are some tips to help make the intervention go smoothly and hopefully, get your loved one into treatment.Hire an Intervention SpecialistThe first step to holding an intervention is hiring an intervention specialist if possible. An intervention specialist is a trained addiction expert who can add perspective to the process. An intervention specialist also serves as a neutral third party, which can prove crucial. A lot of the times, people who live in active addiction manipulate those around them, which makes it hard for those manipulated to have a chance of getting them help.

Construct an Effective TeamAn intervention’s success depends on your loved one conceding to the fact that they have a problem and need help. Family members who the loved one cares about will have the best chance of seeing that he or she gets help. You want to make sure to avoid any people who your loved one has a negative relationship with as it might trigger him or her. If you trigger your loved one, he or she could feel defensive and not want to continue with the intervention.Find a Formal Location to Hold It?When you decide to hold an intervention, it’s important to try and figure out where to hold it at. It’s tempting to try and hold an intervention at your house another family members. However, this environment can derail the intervention. First of all, the loved one may have a lot of counter-productive memories associated with the house. In formal spaces, people are more likely to behave than in a house where they feel comfortable.Have RehearsalsBefore holding an intervention, you should develop a script. The script will outline the order and provide the family with what to say. It’s important that the family stick to the script. It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of the moment and say whatever feels right at the time. However, it’s important to practice what you are going to say and stick to the script so that the intervention doesn’t come off the rails.

Reserve JudgementIt’s important to remember that addiction is a mental health issue, not a sign of bad morals. When your loved one acts out of character, he or she isn’t trying to hurt people on purpose-your loved one is sick. Therefore, in the intervention, the best advice is to make sure that you reserve judgement. You don’t want to push the person deeper into his or her addictive trap with your judgmental attitude.Interventions provide a host of challenges. When you decide to hold one, you may feel like you have to get the person into treatment in order for you to feel like it was a success. However, the intervention is a process, not an event. When you host an intervention, you are planting a seed and it can take a couple interventions to get them to seek out help.

An Analysis of Training Rates and Expenses Post-Global Financial Crisis

As the world rebounds from the effects of the crisis, consumers and businesses are gaining back some of the ground it lost and slowly the economy picks itself up again.

Following the total economic collapse, many training facilities and consultants dropped their rates to remain afloat during the financial collapse. A decrease in rates were offered to keep the cash flow and service provision rolling with many decreasing their profit margins just to remain open for business.

The rates of training facilities were drastically reduced but more than half a decade down the road since 2008, the rates that the training industry has been providing is nowhere near sustainable. As inflation continues to rise, operation costs, administrative expenses and overhead budgets increase annually, it’s inevitable that the rates of training facilities will revert back to where they were in 2007, pre-financial crisis.

The training and education sector experienced numerous challenges as a result of the global economic crash. Following the significant contraction in 2009, the various sectors from tourism, to sales to education have steadily rebounded with a steady annual increase in production.

As a majority of the Western Hemisphere has shown sustained recovery beginning around 2012, there is a positive outlook with projections marking a continued upward trajectory as time progresses.

During the crisis, there was an increase in outsourcing of training as many businesses and individuals sought to cut costs and opted for virtual training. However, while it was a good temporary solution given the financial hardships, many studies have found that virtual training has advantages but it cannot surpass the quality and interaction of face-to-face trainings.

As the economy rebounds, more business have larger budgets to spend and individuals looking to enhance their resume for employment have more livelihood opportunities, there is an increase in training demand.

This would most likely result in the subsequent rise in the cost of training facilities with more and more people opting to receive more additional lessons and courses as the economy becomes more stable. Such a rise could rejuvenate the training and education sector allowing providers to provide high-quality services and enhanced educational facilities.

Even as the cost of training rises, here is a quick list of why you should still pursue advanced education and training:

• There is nothing more worthy of investment than yourself. What better investment is there than education that will enhance your knowledge, skills and attitudes for better employment marketability;
• Training in your desired field will expose you to the latest trends and knowledge;
• Gain creative and critical thinking skills that will allow you to mold and change the environment in which you operate; and
• Further studies will enable you to meet colleagues expanding your social and professional network.

Nurture and develop your skills to elevate your employability and increase your chances of improving your career.

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Salah Banna
Director at Training Choice