Do you have someone that you really love that has a problem with alcohol? Have you considered having an alcohol intervention to try to encourage him or her to try to stop drinking or get help? If so, you might want to consider these factors: Sometimes we think of an intervention as a sort of emotional ambush. There is often this image of people getting in a group around the person who needs help and battering them with the message that the course they’re on with alcohol abuse is going nowhere and they need to change. This sort of approach isn’t going to be useful if you want your loved one to get help. An alcohol intervention needs to be done with love. If you didn’t love the person, after all, it would be unlikely that his or her drinking would cause so much pain to you. So, keep the love that you feel in mind. What you want with an intervention is for the person to get help. The next thing you need to consider if you’re going to have an alcohol intervention is the help of a professional intervention specialist. It is a great help to have an objective professional to help guide the intervention and keep you on track so that you can deliver your message affectively and with love. It’s really a good idea to have a professional at an alcohol intervention, because the interventionist can help you keep on track and keep things from getting out of hand.