“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 The ARISE, or invitational. The goal of the ARISE intervention is to approach the individual in a manner which is compassionate and non-threatening, and help them to see how their substance use is impacting themselves – their life, their health, their work, their future -- and those around them. And to help the family gain an understanding of the historical family component and its influence on an individuals use of substances or on developing a harmful behavioral disorder (as in anorexia or gambling). Johnson Model, or surprise. 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 person of concern is approached in a manner that man not be expected or in the case of an emergency situation where the person of concern is harming themselves and in an urgent situation, the Johnson method may be prescribed. 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 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 person of concern enters into a treatment programme, the continuum of care proceeds to assist the entire family support network to gain a better understanding of the nature of substance use and behavioral disorders. Weekly meetings are held with the family support network for up to 6 months helping them to gain insight into the disease of addiction, what to expect from their family members treatment program, how to heal themselves and the family. Weekly meetings are usually in person but can also take place via the internet. 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 and helps to create a future without addiction whether its alcohol or drugs, or process addictions such as gambling, sex or eating. 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 and Employee Assistance Programmes to Organizations and Companies. We are on hand to train Supervisors, employers or Human Resources departments on how to approach a staff member or employee who may show signs of an addiction.
Evyan Donch, Italy's #1 Certified Trained Interventionist Evyan Donch has been trained in the ARISE® Intervention model and is certified with with The Addiction Academy® in the United States. She speaks both English and Italian, and has over 17 years experience working with people with addictions. She is on the International Committee of Unite for Ethics Now and is the Italy Liasion Coordinator for the International Conference on Addicitons and Associated Disorders (iCAAD Events). She belongs to the International Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP) and is Registered with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). She one of the Founders and Secretary of the European Association of Recovery Specialist (EARS) for Sober Coaches and Interventionists.
To request an Intervention on a loved one, family member or colleague/employee, call our office or 342.812.7620 for a Free First Call consultation.
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