SOS has assembled a highly experienced team of professionals to provide intervention, consultation, case management and recovery mentoring services. We provide expert direction and planning for every aspect of the intervention, treatment and long term recovery process.

There are many common misconceptions about intervention. Some think it is an emotional ambush or attack. But Love First demonstrates that intervention is a carefully planned process founded on love and honesty. Many people have heard about tough love where tough comes first, but the staff at SOS put love first.

Our staff not only have years of professional experience and advanced degrees, they also have their own personal recovery stories.

Our clinical intervention services are comprehensive. Here are some of the elements of our structured intervention service, based on the best-selling book Love First, by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay:
• Training, including how to answer objections, how to use the power of the group to break through denial, how to structure bottom lines and more.
• Rehearsal, including various scenarios that might take place in the intervention, contingency planning and direction.
• Intervention, a specific and organized conversation with the addicted person to break denial and move them into treatment.
• Escort, there is no additional charge to escort your loved one to treatment, beyond the necessary travel expenses.
• Follow-up, including liaison between the treatment center and the family and general questions. Case management services also available.

Every intervention includes:
• Fact-finding to gain a clear understanding of the issues
• Choosing the most effective intervention strategy
• Helping to choose an appropriate treatment center
• Seven point process for writing intervention letters
• Brainstorming for objections and answers to objections
• Planning for bottom line consequences
• Matching treatment options to family finances
• Making travel arrangements
• Professional facilitation the intervention
• Overcoming objections and dealing with difficulties
• Professional synopsis delivered to treatment provider
• First continuing care session of Structured Family Recovery®

If you aren’t sure about doing and intervention, but would like to work with us on an ongoing basis, we’ll be happy to begin a consultation process with you. These sessions can involve multiple family members and friends, and some portion of the cost may be deductible from a future intervention. Call us to schedule an appointment.

If you would like to do your intervention without a professional, but would like the benefit of some professional training, we can provide initial education and training for your family and friends by conference call. This training will usually last two to three hours. It is also an effective way to unify your team prior to an intervention, especially when some members are reluctant to move forward. The cost for a team preparation can be deducted from an intervention, if the intervention takes place within 90 days.

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs costs business in the United States over $100 billion a year. It’s not unusual for a company to lose a million dollars or more every year to addiction related problems. A company the size of General Motors loses close to one billion dollars a year. Industry-wide statistics show profits erode 30 percent in companies where employee alcohol and drug problems are present.
When impaired professionals and/or executives (a physician, nurse, pilot, attorney, high level executive, CEO, CFO, or the president of the company) has a chemical dependency problem, it becomes increasingly difficult to address. Their positions protect them from many of the consequences of addiction. Others may be reluctant to discuss the problem. But an impaired executive can have a profoundly negative impact on their workplace or company.

A structured intervention is one of the most effective methods for motivating an addicted executive, physician, or attorney to accept treatment. A modified or executive-style intervention is another effective method. An executive-style intervention utilizes the professional interventionist alone or a very small team. This may be crucial when top level executives require the highest degree of confidentiality within their workplace or company.

Impaired Physicians:
Confidentiality is assured in all interventions, but it is especially important when dealing with impaired healthcare professionals. We have several decades of combined experience in providing intervention services for doctors and other professionals. We are also experienced in working with professional diversion programs when professional licensure is in jeopardy.

Attorney Assistance Programs:
Structured and executive interventions are also used when approaching impaired attorneys, judges, support staff and law students. These techniques may be combined with a lawyer’s assistance program.

Alcohol or drug impaired professionals or behaviorally impaired professionals are usually very intelligent, strong willed, high achievers. But they have developed patterns of living that are not congruent with their profession. Without help, their careers and their families may be in jeopardy.

Interventions can preserve the dignity and confidentiality of all involved. An executive interventionist coordinates the many sensitive issues involved in preparing and executing an intervention:

• Builds and trains the intervention team
• Develops a plan for informing key people
• Determines if any external communication is necessary
• Consults on matters of confidentiality
• Chooses an appropriate treatment
• Educates and supports the executive’s family
• Facilitates the intervention
• Coordinates with impaired professional organizations

For more information on which option might be best for you and your loved one or person of concern, please call SOS (James Patterson) at: 405-205-8251.

The power of the intervention team can be transformed into an ongoing recovery team. Utilizing weekly conference calls, the team stays together under the guidance of a specially trained SFR counselor. Initially these meetings will prepare the team to deal with difficulties that may arise in treatment (wanting to leave early), and will evolve to address relapse prevention and the difficulties of returning home.
Treatment professionals know the power of family, but this power has often been wasted with scanty educational programs and inadequate planning. Debra Jay’s book, It Takes a Family, changes all that. Her 12 month Structured Family Recovery® program can be implemented just by reading the book. Or, you can choose to work with one of our trained Structured Family Recovery® counselors. This program begins immediately after the intervention, and preserves the momentum and unity of the intervention team for extraordinary results. Call 405-205-8251 for details.

Recovery Mentoring
Coming home from treatment and beginning a life in recovery is difficult. Without adequate support, relapse can happen. We provide professional recovery mentoring in the critical first weeks — and up to 12 months. Our continuing care program provides the missing link between inpatient treatment and stable recovery. Most people who relapse do so during the 3-month period following treatment. They relapse because they haven’t truly bonded to their local recovering community. Recovery mentoring can make the difference.

Case Management
Some cases are so complex that they require ongoing case management, especially for patients with a history of relapse. We can assure continuity of service between various providers (inpatient, outpatient, psychiatric, etc.), and we can also continue to provide consultation and counsel to the family or workplace in the months following treatment. These services are billed on an hourly basis.

We offer comprehensive monitoring services, including drug tests, breathalyzers, workplace agreements, and much more. We use the Affinity e-Health system for seamless integration into case management, with thousands of testing sites nationwide.

For more information on which option might be best for you and your loved one or person of concern, please call SOS (James Patterson) at: 405-205-8251.