Getting into Treatment

For Whom:

When drug use, or another compulsive behavior, grabs a loved-one’s brain, together those who care have the power to get the person into treatment. Whether for a spouse, friend, sibling, child, partner, or coworker, we provide family solutions for addiction/compulsive problems. We offer seven strategies of family intervention (including invitation and non-confrontation) in addition to our Family Recovery Program.


There is no need to be harsh or abrupt. Our approach is always gentle and loving, addressing compulsive and self-destructive behaviors, including gambling and eating disorders. With the confidence of research, we help bring the caring and concern to a specific focus on the problem behavior. Collaboratively, we guide the process, tailoring the strategy to the needs of the loved-one and the individual family. As the Johnson Institute recommends, experience has shown that intervention is best done with professional facilitation. Though the preparation period varies for individual family needs, it usually involves three to five sessions.


Sensitive, personalized, professionally-grounded adaptations are provided that respect the diversity of cultural and ethnic background, gender,orientation, developmental disabilities, and needs of  the loved-one; including the elderly. Staying true to the critical research-grounded principles of effective intervention, the process is adapted for your family and loved-one’s needs.


In almost all cases, the recipient of the family’s love and caring immediately enters treatment. As shown in research, those entering treatment through an intervention process are often more successful than those entering by many other means, even self-referred. Just as important is the care we provide to support the personal and emotional needs of family and friends. We support the  family until the person is in treatment; not flying away after two days, like out-of-town interventionists.

Healthy Support:

Continuing support and counseling are available for families while their loved-one is in treatment. Also, helping the family meet their own needs is the single most critical aspect of supporting the loved-one in staying in treatment. Increasingly, before, during, or after the drug treatment, families are entering our Family Recovery Program. This provides the support for the family to mend and recover, together.

Care and Quality:

This caring and loving process strengthens and revitalizes families. No longer do families have to resort to home remedies, struggle with out-of date or out-of-state counselors, worry and ignore the problem, or risk trying.

Please Read:

True Stories of Family Recovery