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“An Intervention assists an individual with the possibility of recovery and a happy life, while providing the family with the support, strength and guidance it needs to help motivate and encourage the loved one into addressing their destructive and harmful behaviors. No one need ever ‘hit bottom’ again before getting help.” - Evyan Donch, Trained & Certified Interventionist
What is an intervention? An intervention is an organized, structured and highly personalized method designed to encourage and motivate an individual to recognize the need for help for an addiction to drugs and or alcohol, eating disorders or any compulsive behavior or other problems.
Types of Interventions
Invitation Intervention The goal of the Invitation Intervention is to approach the individual of concern in a manner which is compassionate and non-threatening, and to help them to see how their substance use or behaviour is impacting their life – the life of loved ones, their health, their work, their future -- and especially those who care about them. We also help the family gain an understanding of the disease of addiction, the course of addition, the family history component and its influence on an individual's use of substances or on developing a harmful behavioral disorder (as in anorexia, gambling or sex or porn addiction). Johnson Model, or Surprise Intervention The Johnson Model is used in occasions where the loved one may not show up for the invitational. Sometimes after considerable consultation with the family members (or colleagues at work), the Interventionist will suggest that the individual of concern is approached in a manner that would provide the greatest outcome for sobriety, or in the case of an emergency situation where the person of concern is harming themselves and the situation has become dire. Respectful, Open and Honest Our interventions are conducted in a way that is respectful, open and honest and recognizes that the individual already feels shame and guilt therefore the primary objective of an intervention is to create an environment where the family and person of concern is able to listen and accept help for the recovery of the entire family. An intervention provides a catalyst for change not only in the life of the affected person but also in the life of everyone involved. Friends, family members and colleagues are shown how to work together with compassion and care to allow a suffering individual see the effect their use of substances is having not just on themselves but on those around them. Continuum of Care After the individual of concern enters into a treatment programme, the Interventionist acts as a facilitator for change for the entire family support network work to gain a better understanding of the nature of substance use and behavioral disorders. Family meetings are held with the family support network for up to 6 months (or longer!) helping them gain insight into the disease of addiction, what to expect from their family member's treatment program, how to heal themselves and the family, and more. Meetings are usually in person but can also take place via the internet.
What's it like?
Family Interventions Family Interventions are often emotional and may be a completely new experience for the family. The Interventionist helps bring the family together, focusses on their strengths, creates a detailed plan for the family to talk about the addiction and helps to create a future scenario to be presented to the individual of concern which might include consequences should the individual of concern oppose treatment.
Executive or Corporate Interventions An Executive or Corporate intervention is a cost effective way of dealing with addictions in the workplace or with a person who may be in a position of standing in the community. Absentee employees, excessive use of sick leave, accidents in the workplace, attitude changes are just some of the signs of addictions in the work place.
Our Interventionist is available to provide Consulting to Employee Assistance Programmes and Medical Offices to Organizations and to Companies. We train Supervisors, employers, school staff/counsellors and Human Resources departments on how to approach a staff member or employee who may show signs of an addiction.
Addictions and substance use disorders costs billions of dollars each year world wide to organisations, institutions and companies. This money could be put to good use to help with education and prevention programs for alcohol, drug and substance use and abuse and behavioural disorders including workaholic, porn and internet addiction, shopping and other compulsive disorders such as gambling, eating and sex.
Evyan Donch - Italy's #1 Certified Trained Recovery Specialist, Recovery Coach & Interventionist Evyan Donch is currently the only CAI (Certified Arise Interventionist) in all of Italy and has been trained by the ARISE Network, The Addiction Academy® in the United States, the International Recovery Institute and Sober Academy in London, U.K. and has attended UCLA's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling program. She speaks both English and Italian fluently, and has over 17 years experience working with people with addictions and behavioral disorders, with her expertise being developed intensely over the past 5 years. She conducts her work with compassion and empathy and is regarded as the Number 1 person in Italy for Education, Resources, Referrals and latest International methodologies for helping people in the Addiction and Behavioral Health fields. Evyan works with people of all walks of life from the back streets of Rome to some of the most well regarded Organizations in Europe. She organizes international Trainings and Education with Sober Academy and assists International organisations to develop their training programs; she volunteers with the Red Cross and Villa Maraini and provides consultation to medical offices, organisations and schools. She is on the International Committee of Unite for Ethics Now,is the Italy Coordinator for the International Conference on Addicitons and Associated Disorders (iCAAD Events) and belongs to the International Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP). She one of the Founders and Secretary of the European Association of Recovery Specialist (EARS) for Sober Coaches and Interventionists.
To request discreet, private assistance for an addiction or behavioral health problem or to talk about an Intervention for a loved one, family member or colleague/employee, call our office or +39.342.812.7620.
what our clients have to say:
Testimonials -- Evyan changed my recovery from a shaky ground to a solid ground and helped me discover that there was much more to being sober than just not drinking. Roberto S.
-- Sofia is one of the finest Recovery Coaches I have ever met and it has been a delight to work with her and watch our son transform his life! Thank you! Federica M.
-- Recovery Specialists in Rome was so kind to tell us that there were free services available to us in Italy and helped us find an appropriate treatment community for our daughter. She now has over 1 year of sobriety and is happy and beautiful and enjoying life! We are so grateful!
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