What is involved in an intervention?


It begins with the connection of the family or family member with a professional interventionist who organizes and teaches the plan for intervention. The focus is for family members to learn how to do an intervention collectively for the most effective outcome.

Do Interventions really work?


Many people who are living lives clean and sober today (and for many years now), were intervened on by a professional interventionist. These are individuals who more than likely would have never gotten to a place where they would have reached out for help on their own. Today, they speak in the highest regard of the intervention that took place in their life and express their gratitude regularly to their loved ones for deciding to take a leap of faith to bring in a professional interventionist.

Who is involved in conducting the intervention?


We call it “building a team.” The team consists of immediate and extended family members, close friends and often time co-workers. Mainly, we like to involve those who are closest to the alcoholic/addict and who have been witness to the negative effects of their addiction.

What is an ARISE® intervention and why is it different?


Many peoples knowledge of the intervention process comes from TV shows such as "Intervention", "Dr. Phil" and "Celebrity Rehab" where secrecy, coercion, and ultimately an "ambush" takes place to confront the addicted individual. An ARISE® intervention focuses on the whole family network and not just the addicted love one, helping the entire family navigate the recovery process. It also is an "invitational" model so there are no secrets or "ambush", only openess, honesty and transparency. For more information on the ARISE® model, click on http://adesignforliving.com/arise/

What is your success rate?


Because we engage the family in developing their own plan of recovery during the process of an intervention, we consider our success rate to be 100%. That being said, over 80% of the identified alcoholic/addicts that we intervene on accept help and enter some level of treatment on our first visit. In addition, because we practice the ARISE® model of intervention which involves family participation, statistics show that after one year, 60% of identified addicts/alcoholics have remained clean and sober compared to the national average which is approximately 20%.

How do I select a treatment center?


Because of our many years of work in the field, we help take the often demanding task of finding the right treatment out of your hands. We have visited a multitude of treatment centers across the country to learn about the ethical, medical and psychological practices of the clinical team. We are familiar with cost, length of stay, aftercare availability and more.

What happens if my loved one refuses to go to treatment?


The success rate of getting a loved one to accept help and go to treatment is exceptionally high. In the rare case that they choose to not accept this option, we have such a strong family component that is integrated into our intervention practice that the loved knows that the rules have changed. If they don’t accept help on the initial attempt, it is almost certain that they will shortly in the weeks that follow.

What is the cost of an intervention?


Each intervention has to be customized individually because of factors such as pre-intervention, the intervention, transport to the treatment center chosen if needed, resource management and continued care. After our initial consultation, we will be happy to discuss your needs and situation and then be able to determine the cost.

When it comes to choosing a treatment program, what is the approximate cost?


The cost of treatment for a standard 30 day program can vary from as low as $10,000 to upwards of $70,000. There are many factors involved that include staff to client ratio, location, amenities, and more. Also, some families are insurance dependent so selected facilities do work with insurance companies thus lessening out of pocket expenses.

Are there financing options available for treatment or interventions?


Yes. We have contact information for different lenders that provide loans and financing in cases related to medical and behavioral healthcare, including addiction treatment and intervention.

What about confidentiality?


Upon admission into a treatment program, all people (by federal law) are protected and are granted full privacy and confidentiality during their stay. This means that information regarding a person’s stay in treatment is kept strictly confidential, except to those who are given express permission by the client entering treatment. Exceptions as required by law do apply.