There are several different types of intervention for addiction, intervention models or approaches that are commonly used during a drug intervention or an alcohol intervention. Every individual suffering from the disease of addiction has unique needs and a unique story that has brought them to the point of needing a drug intervention or alcohol intervention.

Corporate Drug Intervention

A coworker or boss may hold a corporate drug intervention or alcohol intervention when they notice that their employee has a drug or alcohol abuse program. In this type of intervention, only employers and coworkers are present at the drug intervention and are given an opportunity to tell their employee how their drinking or using is affecting the company and this person’s ability to hold long-term employment.

For some, this could be their turning point. The idea of losing their income could get many alcoholics or addicts to take the help that their employer is offering as an alternative to losing their job permanently.

Teen Intervene

Teens who are struggling with drugs and alcohol need special type of intervention and specific rehab programs designed for teens. Teen Intervene is a type of drug intervention for teenagers struggling, usually organized by their parents. This involves a professional drug intervention specialist or therapist meeting with the teen followed by a family meeting with the therapist, teen, and affected/concerned family members.

Family Drug Intervention

Family drug interventions or alcohol interventions are the most commonly known type of interventions. This is where immediate family along with others who are affected by the individual suffering’s using and drinking. This is where a drug intervention specialist will sit with the family and prepare for a discussion with the person suffering. For more information, see our page what is an intervention?

The Johnson Intervention

A very common approach to a drug and alcohol intervention, this is when a group of people, typically made up of family and friends, who care about the user confront the user with the help of a professional drug intervention specialist. They use this time to discuss the negative effects the person’s drug and alcohol abuse has had on themselves and set boundaries as well as consequences if the person does not accept the treatment options presented to them. According to the Nation Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI, “it is highly effective in engaging and retaining clients in inpatient treatment.” Also in the study done by the NCBI, the Johnson Intervention model proved to be much more effective than the four other approaches also studied.

The ARISE Intervention

Compared to the Johnson Intervention model, the ARISE Intervention model is much less confrontational, but still involves the user’s close friends and family in the drug intervention process. Done without the element of surprise, in this approach, the user is involved from the beginning planning stages of the drug and alcohol intervention. This method allows everyone affected, including the person using the drugs and alcohol to work together, with an emphasis on compassion, to allow the user to recognize that there is a large group of people who care about their well-being and with everyone working together, there is hope towards a better life and healing.

When choosing which model will work best for your family, it is best to find a professional interventionist to understand your family dynamics and the individuals unique situation to suggest the best course of action for your family to take.

How Intervention Now Can Help

For someone learning about how to do an intervention for the first time, it can be overwhelming. We have a specialized team here at Intervention Now, that will help you step by step in matching you up with a drug intervention specialist. We provide all the assistance you need to get your loved one into treatment and find a better way of life. Go to our About Us pages to read more about Our Process.

Start typing and press Enter to search

Copyright All Rights Reserved © 2018 | For immediate treatment help call: (888) 890-7228 is a referral service that provides information about addiction treatment facilities. is not a medical provider or treatment facility and does not provide medical advice. does not endorse any treatment facility or guarantee the quality of care provided by any treatment facility. The information provided by is not a substitute for professional treatment advice.