The process of Intervention is not a new process, it has become more recognized after being introduced by the media. However I want you to remember that old statement “Don’t believe everything you see on television” The reality is that your family member or loved one will not be able to be ready for the intervention experience within an hour (It took them years to develop this addiction and with careful planning and guidance they will have years to develop recovery as well)
NOTE: Not all interventions will follow this sequence, This is an individualized process wich focuses on getting the idenitified patient admitted into an appropriate treatment program.
Step 1- (Free Telephone Consultation) You can call immediately We will discuss the individual situation concerning you “addict” and provide you with a honest and realistic plan of action which will allow us to move on to the next step. Try to have the following information available before you call.
- Identified Patient’s Name
- Duration of Use
- Drug of Choice
- History of Mental Illenss
- Previous Treatment Attempts
- A Written Lst of Qestion Tat You Would Like to Ask Your Interventionist
Step 2 (Pre-Interventio0n Meeting) This meeting could happen in person of via telephone, web or a combination if needed. During the Pre-Intervention meeting your Interventionist will instruct “Cast Members” on the following subjects.
- The Disease of Addiction
- The Intervention Process
- Script Writing
- After Care (It is at this time that your Interventionist will discuss treatment options with “Cast Members” such as residential, out-patient and aftercare planning)
Step 3 (Follow-Up) Your Interventionist will ensure that every “Cast Member” is making progress and following the agreed upon plan given by the Intervention team and to stay up-dated on any last minute developments. This process could consist of the following.
- Phone Calls
- Or In Some Cases Emergency Intervention
Step 4 (Dress Rehearsal) During this stage the “Cast Members” and Interventionist meet to make any finishing touches to the Intervention process. We will have a mock Intervention being monitored to ensure that everything is followed as agreed. (This is a vital part of the success to the Intervention Process)
Step 5 (The Intervention) This is the day that you initially called about, the day you get the oppertunity to express your love for the addict in such a way that the drugs, the pain, the suffering and guilt will become secondary to the healing of this beautiful person. I have heard both Counselors and Interventionists say that the client has to want the help before they can go in to treatment, I have heard them say that the addict has to “hit bottom” Do not allow the ignorance of anyone to cause you to let go. The Disease of Addiction is Primary, Crucial, Chronic and Often Times Fatal. There is NO CURE but TREATMENT does exist. It does not matter how they enter treatment it just matters that they GO. Every day that they are in treatment is another day that they have to live and learn how to battle with this sickness.
TRANSITIONAL PLANNING If you have a loved one that is in treatment and are concerned about what is going to hapen to them upon completion of primary treatment, you may want to consider professional transitional Planning. Families are often time unaware of the specifics of treatment and have put their faith and money in the primary treatment facility providing services, however often times the “patient” leaves a 28 day facility without the tools needed to maintain their sobriety. We are the Counselor of Counselors and will ensire that a transitional plan is being developed and followed upon completion of treatment. This service consists of the following…
- Weekly Consultation With Identified Patient’s Counselor
- Weekly Consultation With Family
- Weekly Documentation To Family Concerning Primary Treatment
- Final Written Transitional Plan Upon Completion of Primary Treatment
SOBER COMPANIONSHIP When treatment is not needed but action is required a Sober Companion is a breath of fresh air. This services provides the recovering addict/alcoholic with the “friendship” and “companionship” that only comes from another recovering addict. Your Sober Companion has often time provided the following functions….
- Cleaned patient’s House Prior to Completing treatment, Exposing of Materials that Would Be Considered triggers.
- Assisted As A Companion At Work Related Events In Which Alcohol and/or Drug Use May Occurr.
- Attended 12 Step Meetings With Patient For Support
SOBER COACHING Now that you are clean now what? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Well you may be in need of a Sober Coach. Your personal Sober Coach has a history of previous active addiction, personal recovery and what would be considered a healthy recovering lifestyle. You will work on devgeloping your Whole Person focusing on the following potentials…..
- Telephone Recovery Coaching Session With Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (Packages include 30, 60, 90 days and 6 month options) Sessions consist of daily check in phone calls, homework assignments focusing on Relapse Prevention, Substance Abuse Education and Sober Leisure, your Recovery Coach will also have a scheduled 1 hr. session per week fousing on with emphasis on long term recovery with certified counselor.