EXECUTIVE INTERVENTIONS

EXECUTIVE-DISCRETION (ED) Caters our services Towards corporate entities facing a key personnel liability crisis due to Substance Abuse.  

If you have a ‘C’ level executive, manager,  employee or colleague struggling with an alcohol, drug abuse, or a gambling issue, then an executive type intervention is appropriate. Understanding Corporate Culture and appreciating the need for Discretion is what sets us apart from other Interventionists and Recovery Facilitators. Experience in Dealing with Professionally Successful individuals trapped in the cycle of addiction can only be gained by someone who has lived through it themself.

Seeing the Negative consequences of their addiction can be hard for someone who is Professionally Successful. And not “Hit Bottom” or worse “Lost it All”. its very easy for them to claim control and shift blame for issues such as:

absenteeism

loss of productivity

poor performance

deteriorating relationships with coworkers and clients affects to the organization and bottom line

If the professional is a lawyer, doctor, dentist or other licensed professional these issues can affect the future of their career. What if they are a senior level executive responsible for multi- million dollar deals, investments or other people’s future? Again interventions approached with dignity and respect by someone of similar corporate and financial status can have both a profound and positive effect on the situation and the individuals involved.

Being able to identify with the Interventionist as a successful socio economical equal instead of ‘some shrink’ or ‘lowly social worker with a 30 hour certification’ makes the Intervention Process more relatable and ultimately successful for the “Chief Executive Junky”

It is a misconception that you have to wait for someone to hit bottom or that an individual has to ask for help.

A drug addiction intervention raises the bottom and creates positive boundaries for the Company, Families and loved ones to live by. You no longer have to live by the rules of active addiction. As the disease progresses’ waiting is destructive not only to the individual, but to be the loved ones and community around them. Addiction is a life threatening disease. Every day of active addiction is a risk and a Liability. Additional risks for further collateral damage or loss of Business Relationships and those with loved ones, family and friends.

Workplace addictions can seriously undermine performance, productivity and ultimately the business environment. An executive intervention will address issues such as:

absenteeism

loss of productivity

poor performance

deteriorating relationships with coworkers and clients affects to the organization and bottom line

Once a crisis intervention has been successful, EXECUTIVE-DISCRETION also offers Safe Passage to treatment with a Sober Escort and other transitional services. For a free assessment please call 704 807 0566 to speak with a recovery professional.

HOW DO WE INTERVENE?

Making the decision to change the situation and no longer accept this Liability to the Company is really the most important and initial step in the intervention process. Making the initial call to ED and speaking with a professional interventionist will assist you in creating a plan and a team with the greatest potential for success.

Following is a broad outline of the whole process and services we offer

This is not a menu. You cannot just opt for 3 and 4 and opt out of the rest.

This is a recipe. failure to do any part of the recipe will not produce the desired Results  

  1. Planning

As with any plan we start with Who, What, When, and Where. We will communicate with you directly as the Sole Point Of Contact in charge of the process. You will have ultimate say so. If at any time you choose to delegate your authority over the Intervention you must do so in writing via email, and you must choose a single individual as we will not work with a Committee.

Addiction is a systemic disease, meaning it affects more than just the individual using the drugs & alcohol, or gambling. We will work with you to create an intervention team of 4 to 6 concerned individuals and or loved ones.

We will establish the most appropriate treatment plan that balances the needs of the company with the needs of the subject. We personally recommend taking a ‘few’ months off to “get your shit together” at a 12 Step based treatment center, however we understand we can’t all afford to meditate on top of a mountain for a year. You will find information about the different places and types of treatment here.

Planning will include designating 3 locations (main and two alternates) where we can hold the intervention. these places should allow for a high degree of privacy while not raising the subjects suspicions in luring them there. Choosing a solid window of time to allow flexibility in the plan around a targeted time, is essential as situations of this nature are always dynamic. In the simplest terms we need to get your Team ready and clear of other time commitments, on a specific day and time and at a given place. should we miss that time and place we have two backups.

An example would be: 8am in the conference room, 9am in the Boss’s Office, and 6pm when they get home.

  1. Observation and Coordination

Once a time and place for the intervention is set and Funds Have Cleared, ED travels to your location the day prior to meet with you and your Team. at this time we will review your team’s impact statements and make final edits. This will be a good time to visit the proposed locations for familiarity.    

 

  1. Intervention

I Encourage you and your Team to watch a couple of episodes of the A&E show “The Intervention” to get a good sense of what it should look like.

  1. Transport to Treatment

The Goal of any Intervention is to get the subject to agree to participate in treatment. As stated above this can take several forms but whatever the treatment plan is we will ensure that they get there. This may require a flight across the country or a trip downtown to the hospital or anything in between, but is essential that they are escorted every step of the way.

  1. Post Treatment Transition / Recovery Coach

This is the transition back to the home environment. This transition is as important (if not more so) as the initial treatment experience itself and is often overlooked and not included in the intervention process. We suggest transitioning to a sober living setting instead of heading right back to the origin environment. “Getting Clean is Easy, staying clean is hard”  

 

DRUG & ALCOHOL INTERVENTIONS

Early diagnosis and treatment for all chronic progressive diseases increase the chances of successful recovery. Alcoholism and addiction are no different. Denial, the deadliest symptom of this disease, precludes loved ones from seeing their own illness or being able to help themselves. Waiting for him or her to do so is not only unreasonable; it is detrimental to everyone involved.

Early and effective clean sober intervention concerning alcohol/drug abuse and addiction related issues will have a profound effect on both the situation and the individuals involved.

Why Intervene?

Probably better and more difficult questions are “Why would we NOT intervene professionally on a loved? And why NOT now”? When is enough- enough?

It is a misconception that you have to wait for someone to hit bottom or that an individual has to ask for help.

A drug addiction intervention raises the bottom and creates positive boundaries for families and loved ones to live by. You no longer have to live by the rules of active addiction. As the disease progresses’ waiting is destructive not only to the individual, but to be the loved ones and community around them. Addiction is a life threatening disease. Everyday of active addiction is a risk. Additional risks for further damage or loss of Relationships with loved ones, family and friends.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM AN INTERVENTION?

Hired Power Interventionists are a team of professionals made up of Nationally Board Registered Interventionists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors (CADC) and participating Members of the Association of Intervention Specialists . They are trained in and practices several different intervention models.

We will work with you to create an intervention team of concerned individuals and or loved ones. We will establish the most appropriate treatment plan including the drug or alcohol intervention process and the transition back to the home environment. This transition is as important as the initial treatment experience itself as often overlooked and not included in the intervention process.

 

Making the initial call to ED and speaking with a professional interventionist will assist you in creating a plan with the greatest potential for success.

ED Interventionists are a team of professionals made up of Nationally Board Registered Interventionists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors (CADC) and participating Members of the Association of Intervention Specialists . They are trained in and practices several different intervention models.

 

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