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.

At Southworth Associates, an intervention is facilitated by an experienced, skilled interventionist in a gentle and caring manner. Our interventionists blend the best elements of three models of rehab intervention:

  • The ARISE Intervention Model involves family members in a collaborative intervention process that reduces guilt and blame and allows the family, interventionist, and dependent person to stay focused on helping the addict get into treatment.
  • The JOHNSON Intervention Model raises the bottom for an addict, which is often death, by compassionately confronting the addict with the consequences of their addiction. The bottom is raised by precipitating a crisis in the addict's life that is not threatening, damaging, or fatal and compels them into treatment.
  • The SYSTEMIC Intervention Model is an alternative to traditional confrontational intervention models because family, friends, and colleagues form a team to work with the dependent person and address the issues in a loving and respectful manner. It is a successful system precisely because the focus is on patient, but firm, coaching instead of negative confrontation.

Southworth Associates’ firm, but compassionate, and non-adversarial rehab intervention style helps raise the bottom for the addict to help compel them into treatment. At the same time, our rehab interventionists masterfully foster collaboration between the family and the individual without the crippling guilt and blame that often prevents people from seeking help. Our rehab interventionists help everyone stay focused on the hope for recovery that treatment brings.

By collaborating together as a group and focusing on the hope for recovery as a group, free from the normal guilt and shame associated with addictions, a Southworth Associates rehab intervention is as much a healing event for the group as it is the individual. Southworth Associates will provide professional recommendations for everyone affected by the disease of addiction and will work to serve the groups recovery needs.