CAST interventions services work every angle to get the identified individual into treatment. The main reason for an intervention is to do whatever it takes to get the person help as well as assisting the family. We are hired to get people into treatment. People hire a lawyer to get the job done, we work in the same way.
We provide all intervention models, including Invitational Model Interventions, Surprise Interventions, and Legal Interventions. The model depends on the situation of the needed intervention. For example, there are family interventions and work place interventions. Depending on the person’s addiction, the intervention is tailored to the client. With drug interventions, the parameters for each is different depending on the drugs used. Addiction interventions, such as gambling addiction, sex addiction, and eating disorders, hit different emotional and psychological aspects.
Prior to the actual intervention, all information must be assessed in order to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Questions need to be asked:
- What’s happening with the client?
- What are their issues?
- Do they have any previous treatment experience?
- Have there been any attempted suicides?
- Are they dual-diagnosis?
- Are they currently working with a therapist?
- What is their culture?
- What is their drug or addiction of choice?
- Have they been to detox before?
- Have they been confronted about going to treatment before?
With all interventions, finding the appropriate treatment for the client is detrimental. The interventionists will need as many details about the person’s using to determine appropriate treatment. Not every addict needs inpatient treatment. In fact a significant amount of those in recovery get sober without it. It all depends on the person, their willingness, and their stage of addiction. Being one of the leading addiction consulting companies in the nation, CAST has a large network of treatment centers across the country. We speak with these treatment centers to find the best fit for the client, even offering them different options ranging from all types of treatment programs.
The family component is the critical factor with family intervention services. Understanding the family dynamics, their culture, and a number of different aspects allows the interventionist to construct the meeting so the person is comfortable and safe. If a family is unwilling to change, the person will not change. Enabling is a form of control, so if the family will not stop enabling, there is a less likely chance of success. Many family members are scared to set consequences due to the fear of loosing complete control over the addict, which just continues their enabling. The families hire an interventionists because they have lost the ability to control the addict/alcoholic. An integral part of this process is restoring the family’s back bone, giving them back the power.
With family interventions, the family chooses the interventionist. It is more important for the interventionist to bond with the family than the addict. We work with the family throughout the process, not the addict, so it is imperative for the family to feel comfortable with the decisions made. With work place interventions, Human Resources, Employee Assistant Programs, or manager contact the interventionist. These are very black and white with very little emotion. It is about facts, such as job performance, and less about how their addiction has affected others’ lives.
Even after the intervention, CAST continues to maintain a relationship with the client. we visit clients in treatment and work with the clinical team to determine the next steps for their recovery.