Some people can give up easily and thereby turn to vices like taking drugs or alcohol, becoming emotionally depressed or, worst-case scenario, may consider of a way out like ending their lives.
Family members and friends may be left clueless about ways to help and reach out their loved ones. This is where intervention programs come in. They help people face their problems, see beyond them, and collaborate with effective approaches for them to recover.
Who is Brad Lamm?
Brad Lamm is one of the most sought-after Interventionists in the country. He has been in this business since 2001, and has written many books about life, intervention of a loved one, and easy steps to lose weight.He is a regular contributor on The Dr. Oz show and produces a show on The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Despite his many achievements, like his patients, Brad Lamm also underwent his own set of life challenges. Through his adolescence, he struggled against low self-esteem, depression, and eating disorders.
Though he managed to finish a college degree and worked as a TV anchor, he continued his vices and was even involved in cocaine addiction.He was hitting rock bottom when he received an intervention from his group of friends. He decided to fix his life and, after his rehabilitation, his journey began to change other's lives using his own life experiences.
Who Can Benefit From An Intervention?
An intervention program is not only limited to helping drug addicts, chain smokers, and alcoholics. People who suffer from eating disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia may also receive help and care. Same goes with those who are struggling from obesity, depression, behavioral changes, and even those going through pain of losing someone can seek help.
An intervention is not all about counseling and talks. It is a customised help-care assessment that is programmed to give support through steps like getting the cooperation of family and friends, case profiling, family mapping, recovery activities, 24/7 companion assessment, and follow-up services; all to save and change a life.
When To Call An Interventionist
A simple problem with your teenage daughter's or son's grades can be an example of a case where you may want to consult with your interventionist. You don't always know what is going on in your children's lives, especially when you are not always around. With all the threats of bullying, peer pressure, and social-networking influences; any of these issues may affect your love one.
There is no time frame as to when to call for help, but it is better to prevent things before they worsen. Certified Professional Interventionists can pinpoint the real root cause to their clients' problems and can map-down successful strategies to help and instill positive changes that can improve a person's welfare and may even save lives.
An interventionist can set how many sessions needed to help out, depending on the severity of the problem. There are different stages to undergo. The first is to build a support system because most addiction and problems develop isolation. Through strong support, the patient can accept change quickly.
The next stage is to ask the patient's commitment to help himself. Any intervention will never be successful if the patient himself does not give his full commitment. This phase includes sessions of talks to cope with the problem, phone calls from love ones, and intervention from friends and even colleagues. For other problems, such as eating disorders, your professional interventionist may also collaborate with physicians and nutritionists to create diet plans for the patient to follow.
The last phase is where your Professional Interventionists instill recovery. This is where the hardest part may lie. A patient may take months and, to some extent, even years because a recovery period also happens outside the program. His post-intervention recovery program can include weekly to once a month visitation as well as regular phone call sessions.
Brad Lamm has been able to create series of intervention road maps that helps not only the victim, but also empowers families to help change their loved one's life through continued care, love, and support. Through his own life struggles, he was able to create something positive, and as he continues to pay-forward all the help, he changes millions of lives.