Guiding, Coaching & Facilitating the Process of Intervention

What is an Intervention?

Intervention is a professionally directed, education and coaching process resulting in a face to face meeting of family members, friends and/or employers with the person in trouble with alcohol or drugs. People who struggle with addiction are often in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. They may not recognize the negative effects their behavior has on themselves and others. Intervention helps the person make the connection between their use of alcohol and drugs and the problems in their life. The goal of Intervention is to present the alcohol or drug user with a structured opportunity to accept help and to make changes before things get even worse.  We provide Family Intervention Services in Phoenix, AZ as well as Nationwide and Internationally.

It is widely believed by much of the medical community and the addiction recovery industry that Intervention helps a person struggling with an addiction become more likely to seek help, and chances of success improve when working with a professional Interventionist who provides on-going consulting services as part of the Intervention. 

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), reports a higher than 90 percent success rate of Intervention involving a trained professional resulting in the addict agreeing to seek treatment.

An addiction Intervention that is done correctly will be a calm and controlled experience, not the over- exaggerated drama that is portrayed on reality television shows.

What If The Person Refuses Help?

Families who try to intervene on their own have about a 10% chance of having a successful outcome. Those who use a therapist to intervene succeed about 50% of the time.  When done with a person who is trained and successfully experienced as an Interventionist, over 90% of those struggling make a commitment to get help and most go to treatment on the day of the Intervention. 

There are no failed Interventions because change will happen no matter what the initial outcome.  As stated above, most Interventions are successful; however, in some cases, a person may refuse help at the time of the Intervention, but as a result of the Intervention, most come back and ask for help, usually within a short period of time.

​Our work is not done if the person refuses help the day of the Intervention.  We work together as a team to formulate a plan on how we are going to handle situations and communication until the person agrees to accept help. 

What does the intervention process look like?

1) Information Gathering Phase

We guide you through a process of providing a family history and a detailed history of the person struggling so we can have comprehensive knowledge of the problem and related history.   Instructions to write letters that are read at the Intervention are provided to everyone that will be participating.

2) Treatment Center Recommendations and Selection

Based on our conversations with the intervention team and history provided, we begin the process of finding the right treatment center for the person struggling.  We consider all factors in the case such as age, addiction or mental health history, trauma, co-occurring disorders, prior treatment experience, insurance, financial issues, location, etc. to determine the best course and length of treatment for each individual case.

3) Pre-Intervention Meeting

This is the meeting held prior to the Intervention with all who will be present for the Intervention except for the person struggling.  It is typically held the day before the Intervention. During our time together, there will be an educational component followed by communication and boundary coaching, formulation of strategies, logistics planning and a rehearsal for the Intervention.  By the end of this meeting, our goal is to be united in our approach, solid in our communication and prepared for dealing with anything that may occur during the Intervention.

4) Intervention

The Intervention is the meeting with the Intervention Team and the person struggling.  The basis of the meeting is to help the individual to understand the impact their addiction is having on their life and relationships.  The letters are read, and we work through objections and excuses that may be presented. The family will have the opportunity to communicate healthy decisions to effect change.  The goal of the meeting is to help the person struggling to make a life-changing decision to accept the help offered.

5) Transport to Treatment

Our team will transport the person to treatment to ensure safe passage to the treatment center and a successful admission.  Getting from the Intervention to treatment can be a stressful journey for the person going.  Our trained transporters can help calm things down and help with any needs required.

6) Case Management

While the person is in treatment, our team will work with clinical staff at the treatment center to case manage and obtain weekly reports from the center on progress.  Should there be a problem during the treatment phase, we will get involved to help with the situation in whatever way we can.

7) Aftercare Planning

Residential treatment is just the beginning of recovery.  It is crucial that the individual have a solid aftercare plan when leaving treatment.   This may include extended residential care, intensive outpatient, sober living, an addiction therapist, monitoring, and sober coaching, etc.

8) Continuing Care Services

As part of the Intervention, we provide one year of consulting to the family. We provide a listening ear for concerns in early sobriety along with referrals for on-going treatment and needed services.  Over ninety percent (90%) of people can obtain one year of sobriety if they go through treatment, attend meetings regularly, and go to continuing care once a week for a year. The health of the family is key in promoting long term sobriety and we want to walk beside you to help achieve that one year with success. 

     WE ARE HERE FOR YOU BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE INTERVENTION!

What Happens Once The Person Enters Rehab?

One of the most commonly perpetuated falsities in the addiction rehabilitation industry is the notion that an addict who is involuntarily admitted into rehab cannot and will not benefit from the ensuing addiction treatment. While the statement seems intuitively correct, research and real-life application have debunked this claim and outcomes have proved that someone entering rehab through an Intervention does as well or better than those entering voluntarily. 

​Our work does not end once someone enters treatment.  Our services include case management while the person is in treatment, assisting with aftercare recommendations and consulting with the family and Intervention team for up to one year after the Intervention.  An Intervention is a process, not an event.  Entering rehab is just the beginning of someone's recovery.  Studies have proven that over ninety percent of people can remain sober after one year if they have a solid recovery plan for their first year of sobriety.  We work with you to formulate a one-year plan and support the entire family throughout the process.