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Invitational Interventions

Our Invitational Intervention model invites the entire family to participate in the process of recovering from the disease of alcoholism and other addictions. We give the addict and their family members the right to choose recovery. Our experience shows that when people are invited to come to a session so that they can learn how to relieve their suffering, 90+% of the time they come.

Have you ever considered that the reason you haven’t been successful in solving the problem of a loved one’s addiction, is because you and your family are part of the problem? Although the addict’s problems might be the most obvious and life threatening, we believe that the addict is not the only one with problems. We know from experience that the addict plus the enablers (for example, family members who keep giving money to the addict thinking it will help) equals the family disease.

Our Invitational Intervention model does not simply address the issues of the addict. We engage the entire family in the process and develop positive strategies for everyone. When the entire family gets into recovery and addresses their issues, individually and collectively, they can encourage and support each other on the journey back to health.

Interventions are usually at the late stages of the disease when everything else has failed. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The earlier you address the problem the better off you and your entire family will be.

Invitational Family Interventions

What we do is invitational interventions. What an invitational intervention does is involve the entire family in the recovery process. Ninety plus percent of the time this leads to the restoration of healthy family values, and individual well-being.

The alcohol, the drug, the out-of-control behavior – whatever the particular addiction is that is destroying your family – is but a symptom of a bigger, deeper problem that is entrenched in a web of learned habits that has been passed down through the centuries from one family member to another. The first step in the process of treating the symptom is awareness. The second step is acceptance. The third is action. What we do is help you and your family through these three phases and more, in a rational, reasonable, and gentle way.

We are here at the beginning of this process to help you and your family break down the walls of denial so that the healing can begin. We are here in the middle of this process as you negotiate your way into new and healthier territory. And we are here when you move safely back to your everyday life with new tools, a new outlook, and a healthier, intact family.

Executive Interventions

Many people spend more time at work than with their families, and it is often more difficult to hide some of the consequences of addiction at work. If someone you work with exhibits any of the following behaviors, he or she might have a problem with substance abuse.

  • Chronic lateness

  • Erratic moods

  • Temper flare-ups

  • Calls in sick too often

  • Frequently takes extended lunch breaks; sometimes doesn’t return at all

  • Poor communication skills with co-workers

  • Isolates and doesn’t “work well with others”

  • Habitually slow completing projects

If you feel this person continually detracts from productivity and your bottom line, or if he or she consistently demonstrates behavior that affects the morale of other employees, an intervention can save both the addict and the company more grief. We can help.

Firing a key employee and retraining a replacement is very expensive. An executive intervention saves money and offers a compassionate solution. Workplace alcohol and drug interventions are highly effective. Circumstances unique to this environment make it imperative that the intervention is conducted in a timely, confidential and professional manner.

Our services include:

  • Perform executive interventions

  • Prepare confidential assessments and referrals

  • Conduct information sessions, individually or in groups

  • Create employee assistance program policies and procedures

  • Establish a sound corporate drug and alcohol policy

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