Intervention programs are designed to force someone to recognize self-destructive, damaging behaviors while surrounded by supportive loved ones, including friends and family. Many intervention programs are focused on stopping addictive behaviors such as drug or alcohol addiction or eating disorders.

Intervention programs are generally a group or collaborative effort, including therapists, family members and possibly close friends, and the patient. Not all patients respond well to being forced to face their behaviors, but under some circumstances intervention programs can be highly effective.

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