Professional Interventions

The Circle of Care Consultants provides professional intervention services to individuals struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol who are resistant to treatment. Often times the addicted individual is in denial of the fact that he or she has a problem and needs to get professional help to recover.

If you have a family member, friend, co-worker, or loved one that is addicted to alcohol or drugs and refuses to get help, no matter how many times their loved ones have asked them to, you may want to consider hiring a professional interventionist.

What is a professional intervention?

An intervention is a structured meeting that involves a group of close friends, family, or loved ones who come together to present their observations and concerns regarding an addicted individual’s behavior with the goal of disrupting the addiction cycle and providing immediate help to the individual suffering from alcohol abuse, drug addiction and or co-occurring mental health issues.

There are several basic models of intervention that are most commonly practiced today by professional interventionists, which include, The Johnson Model, The Systemic Family Model, and The ARISE Model. The Circle of Care Consultants is certified in all three models of intervention, and selects the model most appropriate for each individual and family system.

In The Arise Invitational Model, family, friends, and coworkers of the addicted individual come together to form a committed Intervention Network. With the help of a certified Arise interventionist, the network invites the addicted individual to participate in an intervention aimed at getting the addicted individual to seek treatment in a loving and supportive way. The intervention process has three levels: first meeting, strength in numbers, and formal intervention.

In The Johnson Model, also known as the “surprise” or “confrontational” method, a professional interventionist helps loved ones confront the addicted individual about their drug or alcohol abuse. In this model, loved ones meet with the interventionist without the addicted individual’s knowledge and the intervention is a complete surprise to the addicted individual. Each intervention participant expresses their love for the addicted individual and how their behavior is hurting them. They then offer a promise of support if the addicted individual seeks treatment, and explain the negative consequences if treatment is refused. The hope with this model is that the intervention will create an artificial “bottom” so that the addicted individual will seek help before doing any further damage to her/himself.

In The Systemic Family Intervention (SFI), the addicted individual is invited to participate in the education process before the intervention. During the intervention, each participant expresses what he/she has experienced as a result of the addicted individual’s destructive behavior. Family history of addiction and high stress behaviors are explored with the goal of helping the entire family become healthier. The addicted individual is invited to join the family in the process of positive change.

How does a professional intervention work

Prior to the intervention, an experienced professional interventionist will have several meetings with all of the loved ones that will be participating in the intervention. These in-person and phone meetings focus on getting a complete history of the addicted individual, preparing the intervention participants, and finding an appropriate treatment facility for the individual to overcome their addiction.

Your interventionist will also hold a “Rehearsal Session” with all of the intervention participants to ensure that everyone is fully prepared. The goal of the intervention is to get the addicted individual to accept help, and it is imperative that arrangements with a treatment center be made in advance so that the individual can go directly to treatment from the intervention.

The intervention itself will last between one and two hours. The intervention will be led by the professional interventionist in a structured format that will give the participants the ability to confront the addicted individual in a loving, non-threatening way. The goal here is for the individual to recognize their self-destructive behavior and see the negative effect that it has on themselves and on their loved ones. 90-95 percent of the time, the intervention ends with the addicted individual admitting that they have a problem and agreeing to go to treatment. At this point, our professional interventionist will escort the individual to the treatment facility.

After the intervention, the professional interventionist will act as the family liaison with the clinical team during treatment. Your interventionist will also provide assistance in Aftercare planning and implementation. Case management and Continuing Care Services are also available.

What is the cost associated with a professional intervention?

Our fees for interventions typically range between $3,500 and $8,500, depending on the services provided. All fees are negotiable on a case by case basis, according to financial need and case circumstances. Our goal is to provide you with individualized service and find out what you need us to help you or a loved one with.

Unfortunately, insurance coverage does not include or cover the cost of interventions. However, many of the treatment facilities and detox centers that we utilize work with insurance carriers and managed care providers, both in and out of network.