We offer you and the potential intervention participants an opportunity to participate in a phone conference held at a time that works for you. This is an amazingly valuable tool to discuss the prospect of intervention and if it is right for you and your family. We want to make sure that intervention is the correct next step.
The phone conference will allow you and family members an opportunity to be a part of the same conversation and hear the same information. Many families choose to take advantage of this tool as a time saving step. A great deal of information comes together and a great deal of clarity about your patient´s illness is found during this phone call.
This call is done without the potential intervention patient, and it is the first step in our assessment process.
We have been conducting interventions all over the United States and South America since 1995. Since that time, we have had a 97% success rate of patients entering treatment. We can't promise you that your patient will enter treatment, but we promise to create the best possible window of opportunity.
It always scares me when I hear a family member or a treating professional say "someone has to want help" in order to get well.
I wonder how many lives would be lost to this illness if that were true. I believe that as a group of loving and concerned people we can give a person the strength that they have been robbed of by their illness.
Shame and fear are very powerful feelings and can keep someone in active addiction for a lifetime. We as a group can make a difference and provide a window of opportunity where one might have never existed. My recovery started with an intervention and it saved my life.
I am proof that it can work. I am dedicated to carrying this message and helping families find recovery and hope.
We do not judge whether an intervention is an appropriate process based solely on how much a person is using or how much they are participating in their compulsive behaviors; instead, we try to focus on how the compulsive behaviors have impacted the quality of life emotionally, physically and financially.
These costs are hard to deny, but an addict will always defend, rationalize and minimize their use of a substance or participation in the compulsive behavior.
Even though an addict will have a favorite drug of choice, including alcohol, we know that all mood altering substances and compulsive behaviors can be potentially life threatening.
We teach that transference to another substance or destructive behavior post discharge will lead to relapse and begin the cycle of addiction all over again..