Intervention is not just about getting the addicted individual into treatment, it is about changing the family dynamic.
Success to us is getting a call a year down the road, and hearing that the individual AND their family are still sober and living the quality of life they were always meant to live.
Compassionate Interventions historically has primarily used the Johnson Model of Intervention (named for Vernon Johnson). What we have learned from our experience performing interventions over the years is that there is no ‘one model’ of intervention that works best. Therefore, our team of interventionists here at Compassionate Interventions are trained in both the Johnson model and the ARISE model of intervention. These models are the two main models used in the field of interventions due to their cost effectiveness and evidence-based outcome studies. Please call today for a free consultation 844-243-8358, and our team of qualified interventionists will determine which model will be most effective for you and your family.
Our goal in an intervention is to not only get the addict into treatment, but also to support the family so the addict’s behavior changes while in treatment are supported in a healthy, positive way once they complete treatment and return to the social group. Even after the loved one is placed in treatment, family members are free to call Compassionate Interventions with any questions. It is our goal to be a part of the process for as long as the family needs us to.
Johnson Model of Intervention
The Johnson Model of intervention originated in the 1960s by Dr. Vernon Johnson. Over time, the Johnson Model has shifted its focus from the addicted individual to include the family in the intervention process. This model is typically a ‘surprise’, non-invitational method of intervention.
The process of the Johnson Model starts with a free consultation phone call. During this call the interventionist and concerned friend or family member will discuss their concerns and work together to determine options and formulate the best course of action. The interventionist will make the necessary travel arrangements and determine the fee based on expenses and services provided. Compassionate Interventions does not charge for its services until an intervention is planned.
The day before the intervention, the participants will gather at the decided location for a 60-90 min intervention rehearsal. During this rehearsal, we will familiarize the group with the process and go over the participants’ letters.
The following day, the interventionist will facilitate the intervention and often escorts the individual to a previously recommended treatment facility. The individual’s progression through treatment will be monitored, and treatment recommendations/plan of action suggestions for the rest of the family will be discussed.
ARISE® Model of Intervention
The ARISE® Model of intervention was developed by Dr. Judith Landau. The ARISE® Intervention is an Evidence-Based, Best Practice method. Its success in helping addicted individuals and other persons of concern achieve long-term recovery lies in its dual focus on treatment entry and completion, as well as family healing to support the recovery process. This model is typically an invitational method of intervention.
- ARISE® gets over 83% of addicted individuals into treatment in three weeks.
- 96% enter treatment in six months.
- 61% sober by the end of the first year, with 10% more using less
The process of the ARISE® Model starts with a free ‘First Call’ consultation. During this call the interventionist and concerned friend or family member will discuss their concerns, get a relevant history of substance abuse, addiction, mental and physical health issues, and develop a recovery message to invite the individual and family members to the intervention. The interventionist will make the necessary travel arrangements and determine the fee based on expenses and services provided. Compassionate Interventions does not charge for its services until an intervention is planned.
The ARISE® model follows a three Level format. In a Level 1 intervention, 56% of individuals enter treatment. If the individual does not enter treatment, we move on to Level 2 which involves inviting more members into the Intervention Network and conducting another intervention. 80% of individuals enter treatment by the end of Level 2. Level 3 involves writing letters and implementing serious consequences if the addicted individual does not enter treatment. By this point 83% of addicted individuals have entered treatment.
After the individual enters treatment, we transition to ARISE® Continuing Care which lasts for 6 months. The goals are individual and family healing and recovery. It includes, if possible, the family and individual becoming involved in an appropriate support group. The interventionist works collaboratively with the addicted individual, the treatment center, 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. This includes ensuring that work, life style, social circle, family relationships and personal decisions made for personal growth in Continuing Care are happening for individual and family.
*All statistics cited from arise-network.com