Chico Recovery Center Intervention Process
The most common intervention response we get from intervention clients:
“I wish we would have done this a couple years ago!”
Working with Chico Recovery through the intervention process – is how it looks to be “doing everything you can” to help someone struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues.
What is an Intervention?
An intervention is about change, action and healing.
It is often the best way to “jump start” someone into making necessary changes in their life to achieve a better quality of life.
Most families come to us emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted—even hopeless that things can get better. The whole family system is traumatized by one person’s illness. Our goal is to shoulder the burden for families, plan accordingly, and facilitate an intervention to accelerate the recovery healing process.
We agree with the American Society of Addition Medicine ASAM that addiction is a treatable, chronic, and deadly disease.
“Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.
Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases.”
Adopted by the ASAM Board of Directors September 15, 2019
Addiction as a Disease
Unlike other diseases, individuals struggling with addition often do not know there is a problem.
In reality, addiction is a chronic and deadly disease that progressively gets worse over time. And, it impacts everyone around it. Immediate action is necessary to stop the addiction cycle progression.
When a loved one is suffering from mental health issues, and/or an addictive disorder, it can seem like a never-ending bounce from crisis to crisis.
This is where we come in to end the crisis spiral and change the ‘addiction dance’ with your loved one. Our experience, education and training in all modalities of intervention – combined with a team approach – allows us to help families and friends create an intervention strategy.
Interventions can save lives – and families.
Each Intervention is Unique
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ plan for staging an intervention, treatment placement and ongoing care.
We individualize our approach to each person – and this gives the best outcomes!
We provide discreet, confidential, respectful, dedication to serving our clients beyond the “initial intervention.” This has made us leaders in the field.
Intervention is really about change and healing for everyone that has been impacted by the addicted person’s illness.
Basic Steps in our Intervention Process:
1.) GATHER BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
We gather and evaluate the history, socioeconomics, demographic information, social and physiological signs and symptoms, personal strengths and problem areas, in developing our individualized intervention approach.
2.) TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS:
Based on what we learn through the history, assessment, and identified unique needs, we provide personalized treatment recommendations introducing you to the best matches for your loved one. We supply multiple options based on the financial, insurance, medical and psychological needs of our client. All necessary information and steps are completed so that it is a smooth transition process from intervention – to admission to the selected treatment center.
3.) INTERVENTION TEAM COORDINATION:
We guide you the whole way. We can even help you decide who will be on the intervention team. It can include family members, friends, clergy, coaches, employers, employees, and more. We work with all concerned others and assemble the intervention team and coordinate around the dates.
4.) ADVANCE PLANNING AND PREPARATION:
There is a lot that goes into the intervention strategy. We prepare in advance using our experience and intervention modalities to keep the process on track during the intervention.
5.) TRAVEL PLANNING:
Travel, hotel stays, car rentals and transportation to and from the treatment center are all secured prior to the intervention. If plans change, our staff quickly adjusts the travel arrangements—keeping the intervention moving forward.
6.) PRE-INTERVENTION PREPARATION:
The day prior to the intervention, there is a meeting with everyone except the person of concern. It is another opportunity to strategize and get everyone on the same page with consistent messaging and coordination of efforts. We will practice for the actual intervention and prepare for anything that might happen. Everyone on out team learns how to approach this difficult situation with compassion, teamwork, newfound strength, and genuine infectious hope for a better future.
7.) THE INTERVENTION:
All agreed upon participants meet with the person of concern. Participants can be family, friends, concerned others, and more. Our approach is coordinated, impactful and effective. We begin with a structured non-confrontational conversation. Each intervention is unique. We think outside the box, and we believe that this is about doing everything you can to save someone’s life.
In fact, 85% of the people we intervene with go into treatment the day of the intervention! Once we get a “YES” we are ready to go! With travel coordinated beforehand, we can accompany the patient door-to-door that day!!!
8.) POST-INTERVENTION CASE MANAGEMENT:
This is an ongoing process with our clients through the length of the contract. We work with the person of concern, the family, counselors, and all involved with the ongoing change process. We act as an advocate and liaison providing oversight and course corrections in the addiction treatment process, as necessary. Since we have no financial affiliation with any of the treatment providers we work with – our only goal is to make sure that your loved one is getting the best care possible.
After Intervention: Next Steps
Often, we will provide guidance and direction in “next steps.”
Oddly enough, sometimes the easiest part of this process is to get someone into treatment.
We are there with you for the long haul.
Long-term addiction recovery takes a long-term care commitment.
We expedite coordination of transitional care recommendations, so that there are no gaps in the treatment plan.
We provide family coaching and education to help ensure that this is a healthy start of a lifelong recovery for everyone involved.
Addiction Recovery is Essential
We will always put your best interests first.
Chico Recovery cares for clients with Screening, Addiction Assessment, Intervention; as well as access to personalized addiction treatment options.
Addiction recovery treatment includes dual-diagnosis residential and outpatient treatment, alcohol and addiction treatment, medical managed detox for individuals, families and professionals; and court liaison services.
We guide families and their loved ones suffering with addiction, depression, and other behavioral issues – into recovery.
We walk you through the steps to get started in the recovery process – and a to create a new sober life.
• Each patient is evaluated by Chico Recovery Center staff and receives a bio-psycho-social assessment; and an individualized treatment plan.
• We use Mindfulness Relapse Prevention and other whole person evidence-based therapies; including CBT, yoga, tai chi and more.
• If you or your loved one is located in Sacramento, Chico, Redding, Martinez or other northern California area – and are dealing with a drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder – welcome to evidence-based whole person addiction treatment at Chico Recovery Center.
Chico Recovery Center – Your Path to Health and Wellness