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The questions about interventions and addictive behavior are endless.

We hope to dispel some myths, provide some insight, and help you see clearly what your family might be facing.

How can you tell the difference between an addiction and a bad habit?

Everyone has bad habits, vices, or ‘addictions’ that are fairly harmless. However, for some people, moderation isn’t an option. When a behavior begins to take over, to carry more weight in the list of priorities than food, shelter, work, and family, that is when it’s time to take a look at what is really going on. Sometimes it may seem a benign behavior, but underneath the current of addiction could be a life being swept away.

Our staff is trained to make an initial assessment to see what is going on and how we might line up help for your loved one, at the level of intensity necessary. Maybe it’s going to AA meetings with a sponsor. Maybe it’s a week at an intensive retreat. Or, maybe it is 90-days in a treatment facility. We decide together.

I don’t think we are ready for an intervention, so what can we do?

There are a lot of steps in between an invitation to change and getting your loved one into a treatment program to help with their situation. We start with a family meeting and invite your loved one to attend. From that starting point, there are many options, including change agreements that redirect behavior, which we agree on together.

We don’t want to ambush our loved one.

Our interventions are gentle, kind, and lead with the love a family has for itself. We don’t define a family; we allow you to choose the voices that matter in the life of your loved one to join a family meeting. Your loved one will never feel ganged up on, ambushed, bullied, or like they don’t have a choice and a voice in the conversation.

We insist that everyone be treated with respect and dignity. Our process is collaborative and involves the whole family, without blame, shame or guilt. Together we invite your loved one to participate in his or her own recovery process.

What does it cost?

It’s not always about what the services cost, sometimes it is more important to look at what the addiction is costing you and your family. Lost time at work, calls at 3am from the local police department, exhausting all your family’s resources to ‘hide’ the addiction from others, walking on eggshells, afraid to speak up, missing money from your wallet every day, and missing heirlooms that have been pawned for drug money. If any of this sounds familiar, you’ve paid too much already. The influence a life of chaos has on your mind, body, and spirit is too high a price to pay when you love someone who needs help.

Whether it is a little bit of help, or a lot of help, we will find the right resources for your family’s unique situation. We don’t want to break your piggy bank; we want to help get your family back on track, thriving in a life of joy and connectedness, health, wellness, and safety.