One of the most effective resources, is often overlooked – an intervention. Drug and alcohol interventions are designed to help individuals who are struggling with addiction by providing them with support and resources to overcome their addiction. By definition, an intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced into a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They work by bringing together the person with addiction, their loved ones, and a trained professional to address the issue and create a plan for recovery. Interventions are effective because they provide a structured and supportive environment for the individual to confront their addiction and the impact it has on their life and the lives of those around them. Additionally, interventionist provide the individual with the best treatment options and support services that can help them get on the road to recovery and regain control of their life.
What intervention services does GraceWay offer?
GraceWay offers a highly qualified professional interventionist trained and certified in the Arise Model of Interventions. The Arise Invitational Intervention is a non-confrontational method that has been proven to be an effective tool in helping individuals struggling with addiction take the first step towards recovery. The Arise method involves the individual’s loved ones and friends, who are guided by a Certified Arise Interventionist (CAI), in the intervention process.
The goal of the Arise Invitational Intervention is to create a safe and non-threatening environment where the individual can hear the concerns of their loved ones and friends, understand the impact their addiction is having on those around them, and be motivated to seek help. This method is based on the principles of Invitational Education, which emphasizes respect, empathy, and understanding. Overall, CAI’s aim to empower the support network and the person of concern with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions and to support the person in their recovery journey.
The first stage is the planning stage, where the CAI meets with the individual’s loved ones and friends to discuss the intervention and to help them prepare for the meeting with the individual. During this stage, the CAI will also gather information about the individual’s addiction and the impact it has had on those around them.
The second stage is the intervention stage, where the individual’s loved ones and friends come together to have a conversation with the individual about their addiction. During this stage, the loved ones and friends will share their concerns and the impact the individual’s addiction has had on them. The goal of this stage is to help the individual understand the impact of their addiction and to motivate them to seek help.
The third stage is the comprehensive care, where the interventionist will work with the individual and their loved ones and friends to ensure that they are following through with the treatment plan. This stage is important to ensure that the individual stays on track and continues to make progress in their recovery. The CAI will continue to provide support and resources to both the person of concern and the support network throughout the recovery process. This includes regular check-ins, referrals to appropriate resources, and education on how to best support the person in recovery and the family.
Arise statistics show that the success rate of the Arise Invitational Intervention is very high. Studies have shown that over 80% of individuals who participate in an Arise intervention go on to seek help for their addiction. Furthermore, research has shown that individuals who go through an Arise intervention have a higher likelihood of remaining in treatment, and have a better chance of achieving long-term recovery.
An intervention is not the “cure”, but the first step on the road to recovery.
The Arise intervention model is considered to be more successful than other models, such as the Johnson model, for a few reasons:
- Emphasis on the involvement of family and friends: Arise interventions involve the participation of family and friends in the planning and execution of the intervention, as well as in the follow-up care and support. This approach is believed to be effective because it helps to create a sense of community and accountability, which can be motivating for the person struggling with addiction to seek help.
- Non-confrontational approach: Arise interventions are typically conducted in a non-confrontational manner, which can make the process less intimidating and more effective in getting the person to accept help.
- Holistic approach: The Arise model is a comprehensive, holistic, and individualized approach that considers the person’s entire environment, including their family, friends, school, and community. It is designed to reduce substance abuse and related problems and to improve the overall well-being of the individual and their family.
- Evidence-based: Arise interventions are evidence-based and have been found to be effective in reducing substance use and related problems, improving mental health, and reducing criminal behavior in several studies.