ALL ABOUT INTERVENTION
Marla specializes in Family Interventions for any and all behaviors related to addiction. For 22+ years Marla has had the satisfaction of coaching, mentoring and re-integrating individuals, couples and families back into a new healthy, family system and/or community customized to the individuality and uniqueness of the family unit. Our mission is to create the largest effort to date in order to enable the release of the forces that are keeping them stuck and to re-build the integrity of the individuals who reside within the potential family powerhouse.
We employ select methods for "family systems" and models of 'intervention' for helping clients deal with the presence of active addictions and self-destructive behaviors, as a family system and the individuals that reside within that system.
Our workshops, training and support services are designed to enable families to change & help themselves through learning while un-learning co-dependent tendencies that subtely lead to the deepening intensity of the issues that are causing the most suffering.
What is an Interventionist?
To define interventionist is simple, yet broad. A professional interventionist according to the drug and alcohol industry, is someone who helps a family facilitate a request for the individual to attend an alcohol and drug recovery center.
Many family members will often hire a professional interventionist for one of two reasons.
The first and most popular reason for hiring a professional interventionist is due to the simple fact that the family has already asked the individual to go to an alcohol and drug recover center. The individual has already been asked and is refusing to get help.
The second reason that families hire a professional interventionist is because they believe that confronting the individual will get out of hand quickly and be counter- productive. They are scared that there will be resentment by the individual and that this meeting will cause an even deeper divide and muddy up the waters even worse than before.
An Interventionist will :
Structure the entire group.
Assign letter outlines to participants
Conduct a pre-intervention meeting covering every possible detail of the intervention itself
Assist in finding the best alcohol and drug recovery centers as options for the family
Who We Are
Intelligent Interventions is based in beautiful Kansas City and we have been fortunate enough to conduct interventions and offer our services that support the process nationwide. We as a team have been providing intervention services for families in crisis, suffering from mental health issues , various addictions with substances as well as behavioral addiction such as codependency, that kills more addicts than the disease of addiction alone. Over the years, we have been able to extrapolate and integrate new techniques developed from hours of live research, ideas, theories, treatment modalities and many other successful interventions that we have been a part of. We have been able to successfully utilize our interventions as the foundation to effectively treat addiction and the other complications associated with poly-substance abuse. With the help of the family and loved ones, we have the ability to rapidly modify family homeostasis and successfully interrupt addiction symptoms. This allows the suffering individual the opportunity to accept the gift of treatment being offered through our intervention.
We at have come together as a result of a critical need in the professional intervention industry to provide collaborative treatment not only for the individual suffering but also for the family. Our Team determined that while available resources were available to families on an independent referral basis, family based services were not readily available on site with the same Team that performed the intervention. We offer those services to you. We set out to not only provide intervention services to those suffering from the depths of addiction but to also provide vital individual services to family members prior to, during and post-intervention. By the family utilizing our Team based approach and services, the family benefits from working with us long before the intervention, during the intervention process and afterwards to ensure that the family receives comprehensive treatment services.
Studies show through empirical evidence that ongoing support for an individual after treatment increases their chances of maintaining and growing into a solid foundation of sobriety and overall wellbeing. We provide many individual services based on the needs of the community and its members including Counseling, Education, Case Management, Recovery Coaching and Support and Treatment Referral & Placement.
We believe that addiction greatly affect entire families but that they can be arrested and treated with a collaboratively based treatment plan for the entire family. This enables the suffering to get the help they need and as a result the family system will become happily and usefully whole once again.
Thinking of Hiring an Interventionist?
"What can an Intervention Specialist do that I can't do?"
Many Families have performed interventions without hiring an Interventionist. You can too.
So why do families hire someone to help them?
1. We (intervention specialists) can bring the situation to closure, usually within a weeks time.
2. We add a sense of (realness) to the situation. A stranger, a professional stranger is involved now.
3. We have the bases covered. If you hire the right intervention specialist, you should have a seamless meeting that results in your loved one saying "yes I will go today".
4.We have advise about the centers that you are looking at sending your loved one to. The center must line up well with your loved one to allow for the best chance for permanent healing to begin.
5. Our experience prepares us for every objection and the response needed.
6. Being the outsider in the family, we make perfect mediators. We make sure that the entire family stays on task.
7. We take over when you are exhausted. Many families are completely exhausted by the time they call us. If you call a reputable Intervention Specialist, they should only need a list of the people that you are thinking of involving along with their phone numbers. They (We, the intervention specialist) will do the rest.
8. My success rate is 94%. Industry average for a professional intervention specialist is slightly above the 80% mark.
9. We get your family and friends to participate when you may not be able to.
10. When done properly, your intervention specialist will prepare you for one of the most loving and memorable moments of your life
Being the most affordable drug and alcohol intervention program / while producing better results than many other services / and offering a guarantee at the same time, what are you waiting for?
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Recovery Month 2016
This Recovery Month event is a collaborative effort of community members and interested individuals who are passionate about bringing the message to those still suffering with addiction and those that care about them. The interactive workshops are instructional, informational, inspirational, and is appropriate for anyone who is impacted by addiction in any and every way.
Codependency is the nation's silent epidemic......If you’re struggling with boundaries in a relationship, having problems saying “no” to someone, or looking to get mental and emotional clarity, this free workshop is for you. It contains what you need to start taking steps to transform your life for the better!
Wednesday, September 14, 2018
What Is It? Who's Got It?
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Wednesday, September 21, 2018
Patterns and Characteristics
Effects of Un-treated Codependency
Wednesday, September 28, 2018
The Basics of Self-Care
Recovery: Getting Your Life Back
Giving It Away.....How To Keep It
Each workshop begins 1:30p.m.-- 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Marla Looper
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Intervention with addicted individuals is an important step in the direction of treating one of the most widespread diseases in our culture. In the face of statistics, however—the millions of people that are currently affected, and the millions fo others who are raised in unhealthy family systems—that step seems pitifully insufficient.
If humankind is ever to truly conquer the disease of addiction, as it has conquered the equally horrible afflictions of polio and smallpox, we must intervene with our society at large, a society tht actively promotes the use of alcohol and drugs. We must begin by spreading the word that addiction is a disease, and not a sign of moral weakness or the lack of willpower.
The tragedy of our current society is that so few people understand addiction…what is is and how complex is it’s functionality. Familes remained locked in ignorance over many generations. But there are miracles at work all over the world. Every day someone, somewhere encounters a glimmer of expectation that something can be done. And that person becomes the entrance into the closed family system.
Over the years, I have heard parents, spouses and children say, “My father, my brother, my neighbor is an alcoholic, or my boss is a drug addict. We all knew it, but we believed that nothing could be done. Then one day I happened to pick up a pamphlet that said something about ‘intervention’ –Does it work? Can I do it? Can it help my loved one get well again?”
And we joyfully responded yes to all three questions.
We do not yet have the manpower in the professional world to address the problem in it’s entirety. There are thousands of us—but there at least 20 million people addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Thankfully, there are twice as many, four times as many, even ten times as many concerned loved ones and significant others. And untold numbers of those have taken some successful action.
As you go out and try to help the addict in your life, please be assured of our availabiity and our continued, ongoing support for those who love and care for an active, relapsing or recovering addict.
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Not only is the rate of substance and drug addiction intensifying as we speak, "Addiction processes" are being initiated, are gaining momentum, intensifying and running rampant across the United States. Providers are contending with the most extreme addiction levels to date as mainstream America is literally being eradicated by our codependent tendencies with external factors such as
Money, Food, Beauty, Pornography, Gambling, Sex, Video Games & Each Other.
No longer is it only those struggling with drugs and alcohol who find themselves in need of an intervention or drastic treatment options. Currently, a staggering number of typical Americans are now faced with life threatening Lifestyle Addictions and are looking for a way out.
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Making the jump from active addiction to active recovery can seem impossible. The journey begins with a desire to change and then a decision to follow through. If you have questions about what we can do to help, give us a call at 913-624-9053 or email us at email@example.com. This is a confidential and informative way to determine the appropriate course of action for your loved one. We will collaboratively work with you and your family to set up an individualized plan for your family in order to effectively create a safe, stable, comfortable and productive home environment. We are here to help!
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