Why Use an Intervention Strategy? Each situation is unique, and we have observed that our Intervention Strategies are most likely to succeed when they are tailored to meet the needs of your specific strengths as well as your specific challenges.
My basic insight, on which these programs are all designed, is that the loved one must be invited to participate in their Recovery. They must be invited as many times as it takes.
- Addiction feeds on isolation; we seek to surround the loved one with compassionate Intervention.
- Support may come from family, friends, spiritual counselors, employers, etc.
- The loved one is repeatedly invited to participate as a member of their Recovery team.
The need for a solid Intervention Strategy is great; the costs of doing nothing could easily become astronomical. Many people who have struggled with addictions have lost homes, ruined careers and relationships, and in many cases, commit suicide.
There is an abundance of research that shows that isolation feeds addiction. Conversely, we seek to remove the stigma by extending a compassionate invitation for Intervention over and over again. I invite you to learn more; call us.
An Intervention Plan is the sum total of our assessment and the family responses. In coordination with the loved one, we work together to agree on a specific set of actions that will support the Recovery. These may include telephone support, sober companion services, drug and alcohol screening, and many other services that are detailed on this site.
These Intervention Programs are designed to educate the family so that they can reduce their anger and fulfill their critical role. To do this effectively, we must allow them a chance to articulate their hurt and frustration in a safe and caring environment.
How do you know if these Intervention Programs are appropriate for your loved one? Although we conduct an extensive assessment of every situation in order to properly answer this question, here are some guidelines that may help you to make this determination.
- Has your loved one suffered from job loss, relationship strain, and financial crisis?
- Do they resist anyone asking them about their substance use or abuse?
- Do they seem to not care what happens to them or seem unusually depressed or angry?
There are many similar signs that could indicate that the assistance of Intervention Programs is necessary. These are some of the most common areas where the cost of addiction may hit the hardest.
Your loved one may be asking for help in subtle ways, as many people are unable to articulate their deep feelings and anxieties without support. Because these underlying issues often drive the substance abuse, we strive to allow people ways to deal with the things that are really bothering them so that they become free to change their behavior.
My Intervention Strategies may be used for a short-term crisis, and we encourage anyone who is dealing with a difficult situation to call right away. However, the ideal Intervention Plan is a long-term Recovery process in which the loved one participates in the design and implementation of their plan.
Our follow-up services and care management help the transition become a lifestyle.
Many people are surprised when we suggest that the employer could participate in one of these planning stages. The worry about missing work or admitting their problem to their boss may not initially appeal to them as a good idea!
However, when handled correctly, this may actually improve their work situation. It demonstrates their ability to take responsibility for a situation that may already be affecting their productivity at work. Do not give up, and don't wait any longer.
“My father is a hard worker and always has been. I didn't know that he had a problem with meth because he kept it so tightly under wraps.
I remember the change happening when his mother died. He stopped talking to us, never came to holiday gatherings anymore and always made excuses that he had to work whenever any of the family called him.
I didn't think that anyone could get through to him. He is almost 50 and no one thought this could happen to a hard working man at that age.
I am so glad he got the help he needed."