Our Intervention Model

Our intervention model, a kinder more respectful process, is aimed at helping the family motivate their loved on to accept treatment. This model is a blend of the invitational and the family systems models. The intervention is provided by a Family Recovery Coach, highly trained in understanding family systems. The primary goal is to help the family recover from the trauma of second hand addiction. As a by-product, the family is most often able to help motivate the addict to accept treatment.

In fact, research has shown that the invitational model of intervention has an 83% success rate. Success is defined as getting the Loved One into treatment. Even better—there is only a 2% drop out rate, defined as leaving treatment Against Medical Advice (AMA).

How is this model able to be so successful?

  • An invitational model is non-confrontational. It is not what has been depicted on television.
  • An invitational model is transparent. The Loved One is invited to participate in the process, no secret, clandestine meetings.
  • An invitational model is a process, not “one and done.” There are three levels in the process, the third being the more intense. Typically the Loved One has agreed to go to treatment within three weeks of the first meeting.
  • It is respectful of the Loved One and all the participants. The Family Recovery Coach facilitates a loving environment designed to help the family, including the Loved One, heal from the trauma of addiction.

The process begins with the first call. This is a complementary call to exchange information and get the process started. A Family Recovery Coach helps the caller walk through the process, what to expect, and coaching on how to respond to their Loved One and any concerned others—family, friends, co-workers, boss.

The process doesn’t end with the Loved One going into treatment. Family members have been traumatized by addiction—the betrayal, the lies, the harm caused by an addict’s need to deny the severity of their addiction. The process continues with helping the family heal the wounds and prepare for their Loved One’s role in the family after treatment. Continuing care for the Loved One and their family is essential to the prevention of relapse.

For more information about Intervention services, please call (479)785-4083 and ask to speak to a Family Recovery Coach.