Intervention: Help A Loved One Overcome Addiction

Our approach is different, our outcomes are different.

An intervention can motivate someone to seek help for alcohol or drug misuse, compulsive eating, untreated mental health disorder, or other addictive behaviors. Our intervention service prepares families and individuals for long-term recovery where we walk with them along the way.

Our approach starts with the truth regarding the pain of addiction balanced with the hope and love you have for the individual. Punitive action does not work when it comes to overcoming addictions or mental health conditions. Our experienced, well-trained clinicians bring a lot of compassion, not only in getting people to agree to treatment, but to enter treatment in a mindset not always achieved with traditional intervention techniques. We apply specific, individualized techniques for each individual situation and offer several approaches to choose from.

 In 2017, using our compassionate and empathetic model, 80% of our clients agreed to go to treatment the same day as the intervention.

A remaining 12% of clients went within two weeks.

Let’s get real

People who struggle with addiction are often in denial about their situation. They may not recognize the effect their behavior has on themselves and their friends and loved ones. An intervention gives your loved one the opportunity to make changes before things get even worse, and in our case, it motivates them to seek or accept the help they deserve.

Why our approach to intervention works

When we approach the intervention from a place of love and understanding (like a family meeting), the person we’re all trying to help is much more receptive to receiving the help they deserve.

What an intervention looks like

Drew Horowitz and his team works with you, the family members and other participants for the necessary time before meeting with your loved one fighting with addiction. Drew and his team of clinicians gather information from you about the person struggling with addiction, and who you’d like to invite to the family meeting. We’ll coach you on what to write down, often in the form of a letter to read to your loved one. When it’s time for the meeting to occur, we approach this as a family meeting with a moderator (Drew and our staff), a person who guides your family through this meeting without the theatrics and high stress activity you may have seen on tv. We approach the person who is working through addiction from a place of love, understanding and grace.

After the intervention, we’ll help to safely carry your loved one to treatment. If they decide not to go to treatment immediately, we’ll follow up with you to make sure all of your questions are answered and to check in on your loved one and their actions and decisions after intervention.

How to get started

We encourage you to reach out to us via phone, text or email today so we can help you and your loved one get started on the road to recovery.