Hugging during support group meeting in rehab


An Intervention is a structured and well-planned meeting between person with substance use disorder and meaningful people in his or her life. While the primary goal of an intervention is to motivate the person with substance use disorder to treatment, it also leads to positive results for family and friends.

With the help of a Gosnold certified interventionist, family and friends present their concerns in a caring and non-judgmental manner to the loved one who is suffering. The person with substance use disorder needs objective feedback about their addiction, and an intervention is a safe and compassionate option. An intervention should occur as soon as the addiction has been identified and raised concerns with family and friends. A person does not have to “hit bottom” or “lose everything” before getting help. A skilled professional can motivate a person with substance use disorder toward treatment at any stage of the illness.


Gosnold Certified Interventionists provide services as follows:

Telephone, e-mail, and in person consultations
Information on addiction
Assess expectations and goals for the intervention
Assess the effect and risks of the intervention on the addicted person and family
Develop an individual action plan
Aid in treatment center selection and admission to same
Facilitate pre-intervention and follow-up meetings
Facilitate the intervention meeting
Serve as liaison for the family with the treatment center
Assist with aftercare and re-entry planning

If requested, Gosnold will accompany the identified individual on the day of the intervention from the intervention meeting to a prearranged location (usually a treatment center), or, as needed or clinically indicated, a medical facility


Call or e-mail a Gosnold Certified Intervention Specialist.
Identify the addicted individuals group of supportive family members and friends.
Identify best time and day selected individuals are available.
Schedule your Intervention pre-meeting and assessment.