Southworth Associates International

At Southworth Associates International, we will do everything in our power to help dependent individuals, their families, colleagues and friends to treat the disease of addiction and mental health disorders. We emphasize early identification, intervention, referral for treatment and monitoring. By providing exemplary consulting, education, and recovery services in a proactive manner ultimately allowing individuals, families, colleagues, and friends the opportunity to live a rewarding life.

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John Southworth on Interventions

Foundations Recovery Network Podcast

Listen to John Southworth speak on the "Foundations Recovery Network - Recovery Unscripted" podcast.

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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, and progressive, disease. Addiction can be, but is not limited to, alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications, food, sexual behaviors, online gaming, gambling or shopping.

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Our credentials

Southworth Associates is a proud member of both the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS) and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

Southworth Associates has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

Southworth as seen on the A&E series Intervention

Our Services


An intervention is a planned interaction between an individual and a group whose sole purpose is to modify the individual’s dependence on a harmful substance or practice. Learn more


The ultimate benefit to your company is the ability to tap into valuable industry-leading expertise without hiring an additional full-time employee. Learn more


A monitoring program can hold the monitored participant accountable for their own actions; help develop responsibility for one’s sobriety; provide assurance to family members, employers or others involved; and provide involved participants with a higher success rate in achieving long term sobriety. Learn more

Case Management

The Case Management program has many benefits for the individual participating in the program as well as for their loved ones and their support network. Learn more

Sober Companions

Sober Companions provide the time-intensive, tailored services that some individuals need in order to treat their addiction and move forward into a new life of recovery. Learn more

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I wanted to let you know how grateful we all are. You saved our sister’s life. We didn’t know how bad [our sister’s] drinking problem was until last November when she went into an alcoholic coma. Her liver failed, her kidneys failed, one lung collapsed, and she had ammonia on brain. No one said a word on the four-hour drive to say, good-bye. The Lord heard our prayers and miraculously she came out of her coma. Then, after two months in physical rehabilitation, she came home in February. When she relapsed in May, everybody knew we had to do something quickly. Her body couldn’t handle a near-death trauma again. We had no experience in rescuing an alcoholic. But we learned quickly. We clocked hundreds of hours online and on the phone researching interventionists and alcohol treatment centers. We spoke with nine different rehabilitation facilities, and four interventionists. We got good advice, we got bad advice, and we got some deceptive advice too. The clock was ticking and at midnight, 72 hours before our targeted intervention date, everything collapsed when we learned that our original interventionist was less than truthful about the rehabilitation facility where he planned to bring [our sister]. In desperation, at one o’clock in the morning, I asked the family, “What’s the best alcohol recovery program in the country?” “Betty Ford,” everyone agreed. We called the Betty Ford Center at ten-after-one in the morning. The counselor manning the phone was kind, empathetic, offered lots of advice— and she gave us your phone number. Two days later you came across the country with a plan to rescue [our sister]. On the night before the intervention, you conducted a rehearsal so everyone knew what to expect— and how to handle those things we didn’t expect, like blocking her car in the driveway so she couldn’t drive away. You helped formulate a simple goal that we could embrace— get [our sister] into a car of her own free will and get her off to the airport. During the actual intervention, we confronted Ingrid with love, respect, and a gift of life. Despite her belligerence, love and compassion won the day and [our sister] was in the car and off to the airport with you within an hour. I’ll never forget all of her exhausted relatives and friends standing in [her] driveway watching her drive off with you. Then, spontaneously breaking into a huge round of applause. You would think we had landed [our sister] on the moon. Today, I’m happy to report that [she] has been in treatment for 30 days. She’s promised to give treatment a chance and stay the full 90 days. She calls home every night to tell her three young children that she loves them— and that she’s 'learning how to become a better mommy.' Your friend
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