Across the United Kingdom, at least half a million people struggle with the vicious cycle that addictions impose.

However, only a small fraction of those living with addictions reach out for the support they need to overcome their addiction.

Although those struggling with addictions will feel the most significant ramifications that addictions have, families, friends and even employers will at some point also come to experience the various consequences addictions have.

If this resonates with you, you may be unsure of what you can do to support your loved one, friend or employee.  After all, if an individual refuses to obtain professional help or attend rehab, you will likely find yourself at a loss.

While you will want to do everything in your power to help your loved one, friend or employee overcome their addiction, there will come a time when you feel as though there is nothing else for you to do.

Should you find yourself in this situation, staging a drug and alcohol intervention may be in your loved ones, friends or employees best interest.

Approaching A Drug and Alcohol Rehab

As you determine that your loved one, friend or employee requires support for an addiction, the first thing you need to do to stage a drug and alcohol intervention is contact us.

In doing so, we can listen to the signs and symptoms you have observed and discuss the available options for the individual struggling with addiction.

Although residential rehabilitation is known as the most effective form of drug and alcohol treatment available on the market today, no amount of treatment will work if an addict does not face up to his or her addiction.

Considering this, staging a drug and alcohol intervention will encourage the individual in question to come face-to-face with their addiction.

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Before Drug and Alcohol Intervention

Drug and alcohol interventions aim to help addicts face up to their addiction. This could be by way of family intervention, friend intervention or employer intervention.

During the intervention, a drug counsellor meets with interested parties before the intervention meeting is held.

During Drug and Alcohol Intervention

During the intervention meeting, the addict is confronted with the facts surrounding his or her addiction. All affected parties are given a chance to voice concerns in a controlled and orderly fashion.

The first aim of the intervention is to ensure the person concerned accepts the reality of their addiction. The second aim is to consider treatment options.

Intervention meetings are often the gateway to a long and lasting recovery from drug, alcohol and behavioural based addictions. During the drug and alcohol intervention meeting, negative and hostile emotions are avoided and instead an environment of education and sympathy is encouraged.

As the intervention meeting progresses, the individual struggling with an addiction is encouraged to come to terms with their addiction.

Although you may be worried about the outcome of hosting an intervention, an intervention can save precious relationships otherwise placed under strain due to the addiction.

As the drug and alcohol intervention meeting conclude, our counsellor will create a treatment plan.

Corporate Drug and Alcohol Intervention

It is not uncommon for valued members of your team to fall under the influence of addiction. Contrary to belief, individuals who become addicted to drugs or alcohol can often function normally and fulfil their usual daily tasks and responsibilities.

In this instance, it can be somewhat challenging to distinguish whether an employee struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction.  However, at some point, cracks will begin to surface in your employee’s workplace performance.  This will ultimately cause you to become concerned for their well-being.

Unfortunately, addictions will gradually spoil an employee’s ability to carry out essential job tasks and lead to absenteeism and poor productivity.

Furthermore, when drug and alcohol addictions are present in the workplace, they can ultimately cause a more significant amount of work-related accidents to arise, putting other staff at risk.

If you believe that an employee is struggling with an addiction, you may worry that you will be unable to replace the employee in question.  It is likely that you would also be upset to see them go.

With this in mind, you may have deferred confronting them about their addiction.  However, as a more significant number of signs cause you to determine that your employee needs help, you may find yourself searching for a way to do so, without impairing your working relationship with them.

Should this resonate with you, our corporate drug and alcohol addiction intervention could be the solution you need.

As touched on above, during drug and alcohol intervention, all interested parties take part in a planned intervention session.

The employee in question is confronted with your concerns in a controlled and sympathetic environment. The aim of the intervention is to ensure that the addict comes to terms and faces up to his or her addiction.

Once the drug and alcohol intervention concludes, our counsellor will be on hand to draw up an action plan to ensure that the individual struggling with addiction makes a recovery.

Please note that our counsellors travel to all corners of the United Kingdom to deliver this service.

Contact Ocean Recovery For Support and Guidance on Drug and Alcohol Intervention

If you believe that staging a drug and alcohol intervention is the only thing left for you to do in order to ensure that your loved one, friend or employee receives treatment for their addiction, please do not hesitate to contact us.

At Ocean Recovery, we are here to support you too.

With our help, we are confident that your loved one, friend or employee will come to realise that they need to attend rehab in order to overcome their addiction. They will also appreciate your support and come to understand your concerns for them.

To find out more about our drug and alcohol intervention, please call our admissions team on 01253 847 553.  You can also email

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: December 22, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Robert Lutaaya - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: December 19, 2023

MBChB, MSc Psych

Dr Robert Lutaaya qualified in 1995 from Worclaw Medical University as MBChB, and obtained a MSc Psych from the University of Manchester in 2014. Dr Lutaaya has previously worked for the CGL Substance Misuse Service and as an on-call doctor substance misuse Doctor for 17 years before joining Ocean Recovery. Dr Robert Lutaaya is committed to helping those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.