Just Take That First Step, Whether It Leads To Four, Twelve, Or A Thousand. We Are Here For You.
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is fear stepping into the unknown, and your loved one’s addiction has become so overwhelming it is probably all they know. All addicts live with fear in their hearts. We dread the physical pain of withdrawal and the emotional pain of facing life without a barrier. We worry about staying sober after treatment, of living without our drugs, alcohol or other crutches. We are afraid to open ourselves up and expose our vulnerabilities. We’ve let down the people we love, destroyed our self-esteem and weakened our potential. It’s difficult to remember that there is the possibility of joy and simple pleasures.
Intervention Partners understands that your needs are unique. For some, a twelve-step program is the solution while others need more personalized care. Intervention is just one part of the process. We’ve provided links to resources to help you and your loved ones with their recovery.
Intervention Partners will arrange safe, private passage to a rehabilitation center outside of the addicted person’s region if it’s determined to be the best place to start their journey. When someone is vulnerable, it can be uncomfortable to spend time on a commercial airliner surrounded by strangers. We’ll get them to their destination in a sensitive, safe and timely manner.
Our sober companions provide personal support on an ongoing basis for people in recovery. We escort people to their rehabilitation facility so they don’t have to face that first step alone. And we are there for them as they transition back from the structured environment of a rehab center or sober living.
Sober companions understand the challenges of addiction and provide different levels of care, from daily or weekly sessions, to 24-hour support. We are experienced, empathetic and discreet. We’ll help guide your entire family through the stages of recovery, identify areas that have challenged you, and assist you with participation in support groups or other forms of treatment. We provide a foundation for the entire family to be healthy..
Recovery is a lifelong process, and there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to staying sober. The following organizations provide support through twelve-step programs:
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a twelve-step program that is open to anyone with a desire to stop drinking. It’s self-supporting and inclusive. The twelve steps are guiding principles with a spiritual focus. AA has helped millions of people achieve sobriety through fellowship support since 1935.
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is another global twelve-step program that welcomes people seeking recovery from addiction to any drug, including alcohol.
- Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a twelve-step program of recovery for people with eating disorders, such as compulsive overeating or binge eating. The organization doesn’t promote diets or exercise plans. It’s a self-supporting fellowship group.
- Marijuana Anonymous (MA) is a fellowship of women and men who share a common goal to deal with their addiction to marijuana. They also practice the twelve-step tradition in a supportive environment.
- Gamblers Anonymous (GA) provides support for compulsive gamblers who desire to stop the behavior. This fellowship of people follow the traditional twelve steps to assist in the recovery of this growing addiction to gaming and gambling.
- Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) provides non-judgmental support through the twelve steps for people who are unable to control their sexual urges. A fellowship of men and women who understand the trauma of a disease that many people don’t want to talk about.
A twelve-step program doesn’t resonate with everyone. If you have severe social anxiety, a group situation may make it difficult to focus on your recovery. If you are housebound, you may not be able to attend meetings. We can help design an approach that works no matter what the circumstances.
For some people, a spiritually-based program, may be off-putting. SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training) is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group for people with all types of addictive behavior. This is not a twelve-step program.
The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® sponsors support face-to-face meetings around the globe, as well as daily online meetings, chat groups, and message boards. There is no charge for their services.
Resources for Families in Crisis
Addiction impacts everyone. Families and friends often don’t know how to help their loved one and need support to deal with the challenges of living with an addict. It can be especially difficult for children and teenagers who have a parent with addiction problems. Many of the twelve-step organizations offer support groups for family members:
Please reach out to Intervention Partners in Encino, CA for help. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to answer your questions. Contact us toll-free at 818-290-7361 or through our contact form.