Interventions are a process,
not an event
The key to a successful intervention is preparation, planning, and professional experience.
Early identification, diagnosis, and treatment are essential in any chronic life-threatening disease. The disease of addiction is both chronic and life-threatening for individuals and families. An intervention raises the client’s “bottom” and establishes healthy boundaries between the client and their families, loved ones, and even employers.. Interventions provide an opportunity to stop the chaos and destruction of active addiction and mental illness Allowing the disease to progress without interruption is destructive not only to the individual, but to the loved ones and community around them.
An important and invaluable part of the intervention process is finding an appropriate resource for ongoing treatment and services once the intervention is complete. Finding a treatment provider that can address the unique needs of each patient is essential. The executive team at Hired Power has been working with treatment professionals nationally for over 20 years. Our team has been “on the ground” with close to six hundred different treatment programs; meeting the clinicians, staff, and evaluating the overall environments.
The role of the interventionist is to work with family and friends to create and establish an effective plan of action. It is also the professional’s role to help determine, with those involved, the right approach in each situation. Working with a professional, as opposed to going at it alone, provides the family with an independent advocate and a well-conceived, long-term action plan. Many good intentions to intervene have gone awry as soon as a family sits down together to confront the situation due to a lack of experience.
A professional interventionist will objectively guide the intervention process. By establishing a safe and loving environment in which there is the opportunity for open lines of communication, the desired outcome is more likely achieved. A professional Interventionist will direct, intervene, support, and challenge underlying motives, agendas, or manipulations.
Hired Power Interventionists are a team of professionals made up of Nationally Board Registered Interventionists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors (CADC) and participating Members of the Association of Intervention Specialists. Our professionals are trained in and practice several different intervention models such as the Johnson model, Invitational model, Arise model, and the Systemic Family model.
Making the decision to change is the initial step in the intervention process. Whether a client is struggling with drugs, alcohol, mental health, gambling, or an eating disorder, the goal is to identify and address the systemic problems/issues and provide an opportunity to start healing. As an individual becomes more consumed by their disease, their health and wellness decline, relationships suffer, productivity decreases and trust between friends and family members is lost. These effects seep into all areas of life and negatively impact the whole system, whether it be a family or work environment. Making the initial call to Hired Power and speaking with a professional interventionist will assist you in creating a plan with the greatest potential for success.
The first step in the intervention process is to have your unique situation assessed by one of our intervention specialists. Hired Power can be reached 24/7 to ensure that you and your family can receive help when you need it most, so do nothesitate to call us and get started today. We respect the privacy and confidentiality of all phone calls.
At Hired Power, our team of professionals is with you from the very beginning. Starting with your initial phone call and extending through 12 months of monitoring and aftercare services, we will be there to support you every step of the way. Data shows that the longer a client is engaged in the recovery process, the better the outcome, and we have maked the commitment to provide the long-term care you or your loved one need to achieve lasting recovery.
Initial Call and Assessment
By calling 800-910-9299, you will begin the journey to a healthier relationship with your loved one. During the assessment, you will speak directly with the intervention specialist who will work with you and your family throughout the process. After determining if an intervention is the appropriate course of action for your situation (better word?), we will then complete an initial assessment that will include the client’s medical and substance use history as well as a psychological, social, legal, and educational profile. We will also gather information about current circumstances, acuity level of the situation, financial and legal factors, and more.
Hired Power will then assist in identifying the appropriate support teamto participate in the intervention process.
An intervention is a presentation of a plan. The success of an intervention is largely determined through planning, preparation, and professional experience.
Before the intervention takes place, your intervention specialist will guide the team through a preparation workshop and rehearsal. Depending on the time frame and level of urgency, the workshop could take place immediately. Sometimes, the preparation workshop can take longer than the actual intervention itself to ensure the best possible outcome. It is essential that everyone planning to participate in the intervention be present at the workshop.
During the workshop, we will also discuss the potential roadblocks (better word?) or objections that may arise in response to asking the client to accept the offer of help. These may include issues such as children or familial obligations, employment concerns, financial limitations, timing, willingness and more. Some ways we help prepare you and other intervention participants include:
The day of the scheduled intervention, the team and participants will meet at a predetermined location. At this time, we will go over any last-minute questions, situational changes, concerns, and overall schedule. When everyone is ready, the client will be addressed by friends and family in a safe, supportive way. The intervention team will then present the plan to the client for treatment and if accepted, the team will go with the predetermined individuals and escort the client to the selected treatment center at that time. We will notify the treatment center of the client’s acceptance and scheduled arrival to ensure they are prepared and accompany the client from the intervention to the facility, unless other arrangements have been determined and arranged.
Follow up & Aftercare
After the intervention, we will debrief the team and participants as the situation allows. Our intervention specialist will remain available throughout the course of treatment should any questions or concerns arise. We are also available for support and coaching while the client is in treatment.
When treatment has been completed, we work closely with the treatment centers, clinical and discharge teams to ensure a smooth transition into aftercare. All our interventions also include a 12-month monitoring program to keep your loved one on track once they return home.
You can expect the guidance and support of trained and qualified professionals.
Hired Power’s interventionists are a team of board-registered intervention professionals, certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADC) and participating members of the Association of Intervention Specialists. They are trained in and practice several different intervention models to ensure a well-rounded approach to any situation.
For your intervention, we work closely with you to create an intervention team of concerned individuals and loved ones for the best possible outcome. We will also develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your loved one, from the drug and alcohol intervention itself through the transition back into the home environment. Although often overlooked, this transition is as important as the initial treatment experience to ensure life-long recovery.
Hired Power is nationally known for being a trusted and experienced intervention expert
We offer all types of interventions, not just those related to substance abuse. Below are a few of the most common interventions we help facilitate.
“I have worked with Hired Power extensively in collaboration with Clearview Treatment Programs’ individualized outpatient program. I am always impressed with their effectiveness and professionalism.”
“Thanks again for being there for us and guiding us through some rough waters. Your kindness and genuine concern deeply touched my soul and we are all grateful our paths crossed when they did. You are a truly gifted professional, keep on doing what you do so well.”
“I just want to thank Hired Power for the PRA. He was a perfect match and I can’t say enough…. He was intensely committed. This is the first time I have been clean in over 30 years. Thank you again.”
“I don’t look at you (Hired Power) as hiring a service, I look at you as saving my life.” (referring to his ability to stay sober after returning home).