Are you ready to do something about the drinking problem?
If you are reading this page, I can only assume you are fed up with the drinking problem and wondering if you can change it, AND feel good about your decision. Too often people think that all interventions look like the confrontive stlye of intervention on TV. This model is called ARISE Invitational Intervention.
Invitational Intervention is well researched and has significantly higher success rate after one year than the the confrontive model you may have seen on TV.
Intervene with Love
Regardless of the addicted individual’s motivation to change there a series of family meetings that they are invited to. The family meetings happen and progress regardless of their physical presence. Progress is made in sequencial steps.
Families have the power to:
- Build on family strengths
- Create one unified voice to the addicted individual
- Discuss denial and strategies to address it
- Acknowledge, build and shift accountability
- Negotiate with addicted individual
- Get your loved one into treatment
- Stay engaged in their process while they are in treatment
- Break the cycle of addiction in your family
What’s behind this Invitational Intervention Model?
- Individuals & families are intrinsically competent
- Families have the most resources, impetus and time to send a clear message to the addicted individual
- Families are more powerful in effecting lasting change
- Accesses family competence and minimize guilt, shame, and blame
- ‘Less is more’: Apply minimum expense, effort and professional time and support the family to do much of the work themselves
- Attend to issues of culture, gender and spirituality to enhance long-term recovery
This model does not assume that the addicted individual wants help at this time.
The ARISE model of intervention gets over 83% of addicted individuals into treatment and 61% sober by the first year.
Phase 1 is directed towards getting the addicted loved one into treatment 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.
Phase 2 starts at the beginning of treatment and continues for 6 months. It includes an emphasis for individual and family to start the healing process including if possible, becoming involved in 12-step program. During this phase the Certified ARISE Interventionist (CAI) works collaboratively with the addicted individual, the treatment system 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. It also includes reviewing the individual’s life style and work choices and guiding him/her towards success and productivity in the community.
Phase 3 is optional. In this phase, the CAI works with the Intervention Network and addicted individual with a case management focus to prevent relapse, initiate long-term recovery, and complete the work towards family healing and family recovery. This includes ensuring that work, life style and personal decisions made for personal growth in Phase 2 are happening.
Phase 1 of the ARISE Intervention is designed specifically to achieve treatment entry. Level 1 applies the least pressure, Level 2 a little more, and Level 3 the most. The objective is to get the addicted individual into treatment at the lowest level that works. Phase 1 is complete as soon as the person enters treatment. Over 55% enter treatment at Level 1 and never have to proceed to Level 2. Another 23% get into treatment with Level 2 and we only need to use Level 3 in 2% of our cases.
This makes ARISE brief and effective and puts the power and energy for change into the hands of the people who care the most – the family!
What’s the harm in setting up a time for a free consult?