In a cult intervention information is presented about the group that the member is most often not aware of.
There may be some difficulties during a period of adjustment. Specifically, picking up their life again and making their own truly independent decisions.
Also, schools share some responsibility and should offer helpful orientations that include general information about such recruitment efforts on their campuses.
When families observe a later, deeper stage of cult involvement they may find it necessary to consider the involvement of a professional such as myself in an intervention effort.
This consists of a series of meetings that may last several days through which information is provided that may include reviewing documentaries, news programs, court records and certain reports about the group in question.
The best method for preventing destructive cult involvement is preventative education. If students and the public at large are more aware of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand and resist their recruitment efforts.