An intervention is a powerful way to present an alcohol or drug user with a structured opportunity to accept help and make changes before things spiral out of control. It can be challenging to help a loved one struggling with addiction, but with the help of a professional interventionist or mental health clinician, the process can be much easier. Many loved ones don’t know what to say-and the person afflicted with an addiction may also deny that they have a problem to begin with. Interventions help people take a proactive stance. If you’d like to learn more about holding an intervention, contacting a specialist is the first step in helping your loved one find the support they need.