Collaborative Family Intervention

Collaborative Family Intervention is a powerful, non-confrontational approach that assists entire families who are struggling with addiction, alcoholism, and/or codependency. Interventions are only facilitated by a licensed therapist who can assure patient privacy and the highest level of care. This unique method allows the whole family to experience the process jointly, restoring hope and rebuilding their lives together. Learn how a well-designed intervention is an incredibly respectful and loving process that actually strengthens families.

Collaborative Family Intervention integrates key elements of all modern intervention approaches with the most current evidence-based clinical techniques to provide assistance that is customized for each family’s individual needs.

Some of the more common clinical indications include:

Substance Addiction Interventions

Process Addiction Interventions

  • Sex Addiction Interventions
  • Internet Use Addiction Interventions
  • Food Addiction Interventions (Eating Disorders)

Frequently Asked Questions About Interventions

Will an intervention make things worse?

Absolutely not. Doing nothing will make things worse. Many people wait until the individual hits rock bottom. What if that rock bottom is bodily dismemberment, killing someone, life in prison, or even death?

How do I know if someone is using drugs and/or alcohol?

If you have suspicion due to symptoms that someone may be showing, then it is very likely that they are using. This may be true especially if your loved one is showing signs of depression, bizarre behavior, mood swings, lack of sleep, extended sleeping patterns, bags under the eyes, poor appearance and personal hygiene, paranoia, red dots around veins, empty bottles or containers, and loss of money.

What is the purpose of an intervention?

An intervention is an attempt to stop the progressive disease of addiction when every other attempt to help has failed in getting your loved one into treatment or out of denial. In addition, an intervention is designed to free families from the grips of addiction such that they may live their own life.

Do interventions really work?

Absolutely. Every intervention has some success for the addict and/or the family.

Does insurance pay for intervention?

Not all insurance plans cover interventions. Check with your insurance provider to find it if a family intervention is covered.

Does the cost of the intervention go towards the cost of treatment?

No. The intervention is a service within itself. The cost of further treatment depends on the individual facility.

Is an intervention guaranteed?

The intervention is not guaranteed. However, our services, passion, and dedication toward the intervention process, the addict, and family are guaranteed.

After we intervene, what treatment center do I send them to?

During the preparation, we will assist you in finding the right treatment center or therapy. Financial constraints, traveling restrictions and type of care offered at the treatment center are all taken into consideration prior to committing to one specific center.

Should I wait until he/she hits rock bottom before I intervene?

Waiting until they hit a bottom could be too late. An intervention can possibly save the life of your loved one. Why wait until it is too late?

What if he/she says no to treatment?

At the point of mental exhaustion, when we have done everything we can think of to help them and they still refuse, we will have developed boundaries consequences and our self pledge that go into effect immediately. At this point the addicted individual is able to see what life is really like without being enabled.

How many people should attend the intervention?

The more team members available, the more of an impact we can produce. In most cases, a successful intervention can be conducted with a team of 1-15 members.

What if he/she has young children? Will they be allowed to attend the intervention?

Children who are under the age of 11 would not be recommended to attend. However, that will be determined on a case by case basis and/or by the non-using parent of the child.