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Intervention Services Inc.

A guide to the Intervention process

Thomas Ference

on 2 December 2014

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Transcript of Intervention Services Inc.

Who We Are:
Our company, history, and diversity
Currently composed of over 20 employees, every staff member here has a connection to addiction and recovery, either personally, or with a family member themselves. This means that we understand more deeply than just at a professional level.
Kevin Lee
The Co-Dependent
Having grown up in an alcoholic and drug addicted family, I have experienced first-hand the pains and difficulties the family member of an addict can feel. The sense of complete helplessness I felt during these times is the driving force behind my desire to help others to overcome addiction.
David Lee
The Recovering Addict
In retrospect, I don’t know if any of us in our family could have foreseen what was going to happen to us. I say “to us”, because my addiction did not just affect me, it affected everyone that had any kind of connection to me…mother, father, brother, girlfriend, wife, employer, and friends.
Created by two brothers whose lives were impacted by addictions, we feel that we understand the impact that an addiction can bring to a family system.
There are four easy ways to identify when an intervention is necessary
What is an Intervention?
Approach to
Recovery and
In this sense, means “Family Systems” or a system that operates in a healthy or unhealthy manner. Intervention Services assumes that if we focus the majority of our energy on empowering the family first, then the substance abuser has a greater chance of getting and staying sober.
Intervention Services is a full Continuum of Care Intervention Service Provider. Using a Continuum of Care approach, we feel that treatment and recovery are composed of interlocking “puzzle pieces” that, when successfully put together compose an optimal path for recovery.
The way we go about approaching the addict is in a very kind, loving, and compassionate manner. "We are here to offer a solution, not a punishment." The outside mediator (the interventionist) is able to convey this to the addict. They FAMILY did not know about addicition so they brought an interventionist on board for THEM. They are here without bias.
The process that is on-going. This applies to all parties involved. The family needs to be in recovery as well. If the family is not willing to change and grow, the addict will not change and grow. Thus, the Recovery process cannot begin.
The Interventionists job is to get them there. However, intervention is not treatment
Its Confrontational
They Will Hate Me
We are just there to get them to treatment
The cost is part of treatment
Family Day is taken care of by our center
Who are you talking to
One of the most important things to identify is the person that would be making the decisions. Is it a parent, close relative, a friend, or distant relative. It is very important to have someone on the phone that is directly related to the situation on a regular basis. These are usually parents or children. The immediately family. Friends or distant relatives most often do not have the ability to organize and intervention let alone help get a loved one in to treatment.
How Many Times Have They Been to Treatment
This is a very important question to understand. After and addict gets out of treatment, how did the family respond? Did they follow the aftercare plan or discharge summary? Did they bring them right back home? Often times, the family will continue to enable the addict directly out of treatment. This leaves little room for their success. The education process of an intervention for the family is key. Education is power. If the family doesn't know what they are doing wrong, there is no way to change it. The family plays a key role in helping the addict to stay in recovery. They are not responsible for it, but can set some healthy boundaries that help the addict along the way.
How Long Have They Been Looking for Treatment
Are They Willing to Go Today
What Are The Costs
What's The Time To Complete
What Do We Do To Start the Process
Why is Family Day Necessary
We Work For You
Unbiased 3rd Party Support
Diversity of Interventionists
Focused on Long-Term
We Deliver A Better Client
Increased Willingness
The Family Has Been Changed
You Have More Time!
2 Days
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