Interventions

Inclusive. Transparent. Collaborative. These aren’t words our culture tends to associate with the idea of “intervention”.

We offer intervention services for families struggling with addiction, eating disorders, acute mental health diagnoses, sexual trauma and domestic violence. But unlike most other approaches available in our industry or the interventions you commonly see in the movies and on TV, in our approach, the client comes first.

The 2016 Surgeon General’s report stated that:

Confrontational approaches in general, though once the norm even in many behavioral treatment settings, have not been found effective and may backfire by heightening resistance and diminishing self-esteem on the part of the targeted individual.

We involve your loved one in the process whenever possible, as early in the process as possible. We believe that their point of view is crucial to their successful recovery, and we want to communicate that to them. Building a relationship of rapport and trust allows us to come alongside them as we all, collectively, navigate their recovery journey.

How do you define success when it comes to recovery?

While many traditional interventionists measure success based on their client entering treatment, we strive for sustainable and long-term change.

For us, success means a client completing their clinically recommended length of stay (usually 30-90 days), and following the after-care recommendations, which may include extended care programs, outpatient programs or living in a supportive environment.  

Our intervention services also include:
  • Educational session(s) on addiction, mental health, family trauma and other relevant issues
  • Pre-intervention and follow-up meetings
  • Companion/transport services to and between treatment centers and other necessary travel
  • Admission into treatment, which may include detox/stabilization as a first step
  • A minimum of 12 weeks of family and individual case management services, including addressing your family’s concerns before, during and after treatment

Most interventions occur within 7-10 days of engagement.

We are available to guide you through every step of the process.

Our services are available across the country, with teams based on the East and West coasts.

What if my loved one is resistant to treatment?

If your loved one is resistant to the idea of treatment, we will conduct an initial assessment and interview with you, and then develop a comprehensive intervention strategy specific to your loved one’s needs.. Your family will then review the strategy, both to ensure your collaboration, and that it supports the entire family system.

During this process, you will be working with an experienced clinical  advisor,  and a supporting team of professionals. We’ll review your case on a weekly basis – or more, if necessary –  collaborating, offering guidance and sharing our collective knowledge, with the goal of engaging you loved one in recovery  as quickly and effectively as possible.

A lot of interventionists quit after a first failed attempt, never to be heard from again. We aren’t going anywhere. We’re in it for the long haul – Plans D, E and F, if necessary.

If you have any questions about our intervention process, please get in touch. We offer free 30-minute phone or video consultations.