Birmingham Alabama Interventionists Keith Fierman of Intervention Services answer frequently asked questions pertaining to addibasic steps in crisis intervention, principles of effective interventionsFAQ's: Frequently Asked Questions

Q) I feel like I am going behind his/her back. Is this normal?

A) It is perfectly normal. The reality of the situation is such that the addicted person is not making the right decisions. Remember you are doing the right thing by helping someone!

Q) During the intervention do we sit around and criticize her/him?

A) Absolutely not! During the intervention we talk about the behaviors and actions that have surrounded the addiction and the feelings surrounding them. The interventions I facilitate are done in a very loving non-judgmental manner.

Q) I know he/she needs help, but I don't think they will accept help and go to treatment. Do most people agree to seek help?

A) Yes. With the intervention technique I have developed my success rate is among the highest in the country.

Q) How do I know if intervention is the right action to take?

A) Most always by the time someone is looking into outside help they are at a place where a professional is needed. Alcoholism and addictions are so devastating to people and their families that it is my hope that you will seek help to stop the painful cycle.

Q) Is the intervention and counseling all kept confidential?

A) Yes, all work done between the family, me, and the treatment facility is held in confidence.

Q) How do decide what treatment center is best for her/him?

A) While working with the family I find out what the nature of the disease is and ask many background questions. Then I will present different treatment options to the family and together we will make the decision. I work with many different treatment centers around the country.

Q) Do you talk with the treatment center and help with the admission process?

A) Yes. Once a treatment center has been chosen I will contact them and send them an assessment. I will then make sure there is an opening for the person and keep the treatment center aware of the timeline of the intervention.


basic steps in crisis intervention, principles of effective interventions

Intervention - Interventionist help for drug and alcohol addiction is effective for teen and adult males and females.   Interventions help a family to plan strategies.   Early crisis programs involving a team of men and women, who may be family members, can assist a teen or adult who is an alcoholic or has an addiction to seek help for this behavior, such as behavioral counseling.    Assistance of interventionists can help your loved one out of the cycle of abuse and into a program.