Using a compassionate invitational intervention, the ARISE® Continuum of Care is a gradually-escalating process that leads your loved one into appropriate treatment and recovery. The addicted individual is invited to join the process right from the beginning with no surprises, no secrets, no coercion, and absolute respect and love. ARISE® introduces the addicted person and the family to a new life of recovery and healing. The individual does not need to hit bottom before getting help.

The ARISE® process breaks the cycle of repeated disappointment and failure without the blame, shame, and guilt that accompanies the disease. It brings healing to family, friends and co-workers who come together to build a solid recovery network. It works because the entire network is involved, and every decision is made by the majority. There is no opportunity for the addicted individual to pressure anyone "one-on-one" which would let the disease win. The focus of ARISE® is on both individual and family healing and recovery. ARISE® gets over 83% of addicted individuals into treatment, with 61% sober by the end of the first year.

The ARISE® intervention is directed towards getting the addicted loved one into treatment with the least possible effort through a loving, compassionate and non-blaming First Call and First Meeting. The support system is mobilized to form a committed Intervention Network to motivate the addicted individual into treatment. There are three levels in the process and the goal is to stop at the first level that works:

  • Level 1, "The First Call", starts when a Concerned Other calls a Certified ARISE® Interventionist for a free phone consultation, and is coached to set up the First Meeting of the Intervention Network. 56% of addicted individuals enter treatment at Level 1.
  • Level 2, "Strength in Numbers", begins if they have not entered treatment during Level 1. The Intervention Network acts as a Board of Directors, so no one deals one-on-one with the addicted individual. By the end of 2 to 5 Intervention Network meetings, 80% of addicted individuals have entered treatment.
  • Level 3, "The Formal ARISE® Intervention" is held if treatment entry has not occurred during Level 2. At this meeting serious consequences are put in place if the addicted individual does not enter treatment. By this point, 83% of addicted individuals have entered treatment.

ARISE® Continuing Care begins when the addicted individual enters treatment and continues for a minimum of 6 months. Families sometimes commit to continue the process for up to 1 year. The goals are healing and recovery for both the individual and the family. It includes, if possible, the family and individual becoming involved in 12-step program. The Certified ARISE® Interventionist works collaboratively with the addicted individual, the treatment center, and the family to ensure treatment completion, relapse prevention, and the resolution of grief and other problems at the root of the pain and the addictive disease. ARISE® Continuing Care focuses on the Certified ARISE® Interventionist working with the Intervention Network and addicted individual to prevent relapse, initiate long-term recovery, and complete the work towards family healing and recovery. This includes ensuring that work, life style, social circle, family relationships and personal decisions made for personal growth in Continuing Care are happening for individual and family.

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