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Intervention & Family Support

Intervention is a structured and well-planned meeting between the addicted person and meaningful people in his or her life. While the primary goal of an intervention is to motivate the addicted person to treatment, it also leads to positive results for family and friends. With the help of a trained professional, family and friends present their concerns in a caring and non-judgmental manner to the loved one who is suffering. The addicted person needs objective feedback about their addiction, and an intervention is a safe and compassionate option. A person does not have to “hit bottom” or “lose everything” before getting help.  A skilled professional can motivate an addicted person toward treatment at any stage of the illness. With any chronic illness, early identification and intervention can significantly improve outcomes.
  • trained intervention teams
Family Support & Coaching - Families face challenges living with or around addictive illness. Because addiction is a chronic disease, even when the patient enters treatment, the illness may be characterized by alternating periods of remission and recurrence of acute symptoms. Coaching is solution and action oriented and provides information, suggestions, and resources for families as they deal with addictive illness.
Coaching can provide:
  • Guidance in daily living
  • Communication skills and rehearsal for difficult situations
  • Referrals for other services
Island Wide Youth Collaborative (MV Community Services) is a Mass Family Resource Center for youth, young adults and their families.

Island Couseling Center (MV Community Services)

The County of Dukes County PO Box 190, Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: 508.696.3840    Fax: 508.696.3841
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