Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres Interventions
Interventionists at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres are certified, practicing addiction counsellors and are Certified
Break Free Interventionists (CBI). The intervention approach models used at Trafalgar are a combination of the
The Invitational Model is straightforward and does not involve surprise. The family and friends of the addict
schedule a workshop or meeting with the interventionist. A family or friend invites the addict to the “meeting,”
while providing full knowledge about what will occur. It’s left up to the addict to decide whether to attend or
not. However, the meeting is held whether the addict decides to attend or not.
Confrontational approaches are not always the best option for interventions, especially with hostile or defensive
addicts. The Systemic Intervention Model is a good choice in these cases. During meetings with the
interventionist, the entire family discusses how everyone contributes to the addict’s continued abuse of
substances or behaviours. Instead of forcing the addict to confront their denial of the problem, the focus is on
how to encourage the individual to cease the addictive behaviour. Only behaviours and interactions that encourage
positive abstinence are encouraged.
The goal of this intervention technique is to encourage the addict to make positive behavioural changes by
engaging in conversation. The interventionist aims to guide the addict by understanding his or her point of view,
offering empathy and building trust.