Workshops for Good

Intervention Nation

 The Family 


Intervention with chemically dependent individuals is an important step in the direction of treating one of the most widespread of diseases in our culture.  In the face of the statistics, however -- the millions of people who are directly affected, and the millions of others who are raised in unhealthy family systems --- that step seems pitifully insufficient. 

If humankind is to ever truly conquer the disease of dependency, as it has conquered the equally horrible afflictions of polio and smallpox, we must intervene in our society at large, a society that actively promotes the use of alcohol and drugs.  We must begin by spreading the word that dependency is a social disease and not a sign of moral weakness or lack of willpower. 

The tragedy in our society is that so few people understand what dependency is and how it functions.  Families remain locked in ignorance over generations.  But there are miracles at work in the world...as we speak.  Everyday someone, somewhere encounters a glimmer of expectation that something can be done.  And that person becomes the entrance into that closed family system.

Over the years, we know of countless parents, spouses, children say, "My Father (or brother, Mother, sister, friend, or employee) is an alcoholic.  We all knew it, but believed that nothing could be done.  Then one day I picked up a pamphlet that said something about intervention."   Does it work? Can I do it?  Can it make the person well again?"  And we respond enthusiastically to all three questions...YES!

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 are at least 20 million dependent people.  Thankfully, there are twice as many, four times as many, even ten times as many fearful, apprehensive and concerned persons. And untold numbers of these have taken successful action. 

 

Family Aftercare...

 

In addition to other services, we provide continued support, education and recovery tools to family members.  The actual intervention is just the beginning.  We are in this together. We will be with you and your family as long as it takes in order to achieve the goals we set out to achieve.  Aftercare services not only increase the likelihood of your loved one's successful reintegration back into family life but for the overall health of the family system itself by addressing and managing the emotional damage caused by the destructive patterns of mental health issues and addiction.

 

If you have questions about what we can do to help, give us a call at 913-624-9053 or email us at marlalooper@gmail.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! Call us at 913-624-9053 or complete this form for a free consultation and confidential support.

 

Counseling Services -

Family Counseling and Support

 

Intelligent Interventions knows through professional and personal experience that it can be difficult to bring the entire family together and have a counseling session in the beginning stages of seeking counsel and treatment for the addictive or mental health issues and/or maladaptive patterns.  There are many factors that contribute to these situations including that each family member has their own personality and belief system. Many times, just because a family is a family does not mean that they all see eye to eye on what needs to happen moving forward.  We do believe that while each member of the family is seeking support and guidance, the entire family can get together and have productive, meaningful and cohesive family counseling session. We have found it to effective to see the members of the family individually to begin with in order to determine the specific homeostasis and family based dynamics.  The dynamic of the family will never change until the individuals’ themselves take steps towards a positive shift in family patterns. Each person in the family has a responsibility and that responsibility starts with each person taking care of themselves in a variety of ways.  When the individual members of the family start to change and manage situations in a more effective manner, the family as a unit will naturally start to change.

 

The goal is to identify the areas of concern for the individuals or the “problems” within the family system itself, what has been allowing the addiction or mental health issues to thrive. Once these dynamics are identified, then we have a base line to begin working with the system itself to affect a shift in attitudes and behaviors.  Many times it can be difficult to determine who needs counseling, who is appropriate for counseling and who is willing to seek professional guidance. Siblings most readily fit into that category. Once change begins to take place, the remaining resistant members of the family will either start to change or start to drift further away.  At that point, it opens the door for us to bring them back into the fold of the family.


The process of addiction and mental illness causes trauma and damage to all members of a family, we describe these illnesses as “family illness.”  It is our job to support you and your family in working together to give everyone different alternatives in dealing with the afflicted individual and to grow in understanding and effectiveness in your own lives.  We truly believe the job of the family is to create a situation and environment that facilitates change.

 

If you have questions about what we can do to help, give us a call at 913-624-9053 or email us at marlalooper@gmail.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! Call us at 913-624-9053 or complete this form for a free consultation and confidential support.

Get Help Now!

Make the Decision!

 

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 marlalooper@gmail.comThis 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!

 

Call us at 913-624-9053 or complete this form for a free consultation and confidential support.

 


​How to Help the One You Love Overcome Addiction​

Family & friends hold unmatched power to help a loved one begin change and then make it stick.
Our "Family Assist in Recovery" Program provides education and resources to help loved ones reclaim natural and intended roles (Wife – Parent – Husband – Friend – Sister – Brother) by stepping out of unintended ones (Cop – Banker – Apologist – Counselor – Judge).


                  For so many, helping your loved one enter rehab begs the question: “What do we do now?”

Take These Three Steps​

1. Craft Your Circle of Change    There is strength in numbers.​

Let’s say it again…There is strength in numbers. We circle the wagons to accomplish together what we cannot apart. There is tremendous power in relationships, so we tap this power to begin change, building unwavering consensus in the midst of crisis.​

2. Work Through “No”    “NO” is not the end of the conversation.​
Change doesn't stick by accident. “NO” is a conversation starter, not the final answer. We walk through resistance to foster family-wide growth alongside your struggling loved one. Our Continuum of Contact allows us to respond and grow, not react and worry.​

3. Enable Positive Change    Enable Positive Change!​
Our weekly Family Class sessions are critical to success. Time together counts like nothing else in building connected-ness and consensus. Give us an hour each week (we make it “sacred” time) as we gather together in a vibrant online and phone environment to build-out and build-on the powerful changes already begun.

​The antidote to negative enabling?

Enabling positive change.​​


And Then…Our Family Assist in Recovery Engagement Works from Day 1 through Day 183​

  • ​Foundations: Family Class
    • Foundations: Relapse Prevention
    • Foundations: Recovery Monitoring
    • Family Mapping: History Matters
    • Family Mapping: Trigger Tracking
    • Family Mapping: Owning Your Story
    • Roles, Goals + Expectations
    • Home Safe: Securing the Nest
    • Self-Care Series
    • Al-anon Challenge
    • Spiritual Care
    • Short-Term Goal Crafting
    • Role Restructuring Work
    • Long-Term Goal Building
    • Help Line Support