Workshops for Good

Intervention Nation

​Who Are We?

  • We are a community in place to help any type of person struggling with any type of addictive behavior, at any level.

  • There are lots of wonderful organizations out there for people looking for help with addictions. But sometimes, for whatever reason, you can't find one that works for you or you're looking for additional support. 

  • Perhaps you live in a smaller community and find it difficult to find a support group or fellowship that focuses on your addiction.

  • Or maybe your specific addiction is particularly embarrassing/socially stigmatized, and you don't want to admit what it is to anyone.

  • Or you may have more than one addiction and find it easier to go to a single meeting.

  • You may also be a person who has conquered one addiction, only to find you have substituted another, different one, in its place, and you are discouraged from talking about your secondary addictions in your primary 12 step fellowship.



Whatever your circumstances, we are here to help. 

 

​Bringing people together​​

  • We bring people together, not based on the kind of addiction they have, but instead on the mutual need to recover. 

  • We believe this works because your addiction, whatever the form it takes, may be a symptom of a common spiritual problem we all share.

  • Being in a group like this means you are supported by those who have been through their own struggle with addiction, and have recovered by using a common solution.

 



​Our values and beliefs

  • We believe there is no wrong way to get support. What you need at one point may be different from what you need at another. You may find that you need to attend multiple groups, or need to connect with the right person who can reach you.

  • We exist as an option for you....those of you who don't seem to fit in a category, or those who are unable to define what the problem is or why you are here at this time.  You can become a member no matter what your addiction is. You can attend our group as well as others if that is what works for you. 

  • We believe in the tradition of anonymity. You don't even have to tell us what your addiction is if you don't want to.

  • We also believe in the importance of rigorous honesty. We know how difficult it can be to be honest with others, and especially ourselves. We've all had to face that challenge in our own lives. It's a journey and we are here to help you as you travel. 

  • We hold meetings which are open to everyone, regardless of the uniqueness of their pattern or patterns of addiction. 

 

Is it right for you?


Our program is not the only way to recover from addiction. It may not even be the best way for you. There is simply no wrong way to get better.

But we have found a way that works for many people who want to recover from a single addiction, multiple addictions, or get on a path to being free of any and all addictions for good.



The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop acting out in a pattern of addiction--free from all mind altering substances. Our ultimate goal is permanent recovery over all our addictions.



If you think you are interested in learning more about our program

contact us at 913-624-9053 or marlalooper@gmail.com

We are helping to re-define Interventions.​​

in·ter·ven·tion  [in-ter-ven-shuhn] noun

1. the act or fact of intervening.
2.interposition or interference of one state in the affairs of another.​
Word Origin & History ~ “an interposing,” noun of action from pp. stem of L. intervenire “to come between, interrupt,” from inter- “between” + venire “come”​

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An intervention is an organized attempt by one or more people (most frequently family and friends) to get a loved one to seek professional help with an addiction. The term intervention is most often used when there is an addiction to alcohol, drugs or other substances or behaviors. Interventions are used to address problems, including, but not limited to, alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual compulsion, compulsive gambling, eating disorders, self-mutilation, tobacco smoking, and many other behaviors. Interventions have also been conducted due to personal habits not considered life threatening, but are lifestyle harming, such as internet usage, video game addiction, and excessive television viewing.

Many early intervention techniques and schools of thought involved “ambush” techniques, which, while attention grabbing, were often less than successful. Our Intervention method is a gentler, yet still firm, approach that involves the entire family in the recovery process.

 

Our Strategy...

 

Prior to designing the intervention strategy, our team will conduct and analyze various assessments to determine the best approach to develop the most effective intervention process, strategy and treatment plan recommendation. Each and every individual and family presents a unique experience, leading Intelligent Interventions to develop the intervention strategy and the specific model to be used for the intervention based off of many criteria.

 

Upon agreeing to the strategy and treatment plan with the family, our team will move into the logistics and planning phase, which addresses any initial family concerns and confirms the date, time and location of the intervention itself.

 

Initial preparations are concluded by the team and we move to a family meeting for an Education and Preparation Session, which provides comprehensive information about the illness of addiction, co-dependency and how family trauma and anxiety proliferates and enables maladaptive behaviors. Our techniques are practiced by the family to create a shift in the family system’s homeostasis, to increase the likelihood of your loved-one accepting help and agreeing to enter and complete treatment.

 

When the intervention team and family are fully aligned and prepared; the intervention is performed with immediate safe transportation of your loved one to the treatment destination.


The following is a summary of services included in Intelligent Interventions Intervention Process:

 

» Consultation Regarding the Identified Crisis
» Clinical Assessment and Determination of Intervention Strategy to Be Used
» Team Selection
» Logistics and Planning
» Team Education
» Team Preparation
» Intervention
» Case Management
» Family Aftercare

 

After the intervention process is complete and your loved-one is safely on their way to treatment, Intelligent Interventions will provide ongoing case management to the family, which includes guidance and consultation, treatment coordination, continuum of care and transition planning.

 

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.

 

FAQ's & Statements

 

Below are some questions and statements that might apply to you.  If they do apply to you, you are in the right place.  We can help you from here.

 

» How do I know if they need treatment?
» What needs to change in order for this situation to get better?
» Do I hire an attorney or can I use a public defender?
» I have tried everything, what do I do now?
» They won’t listen to anything I say, they won’t follow any of the rules and they come and go as they please.
» What do I do when they won’t listen?
» What do I do when they refuse to get help?
» What is the purpose of counseling or treatment?
» The things they or I find enjoyable are not enjoyable anymore.  Why?
» Are they actually addicted to drugs and/or alcohol?
» Why is there no motivation?
» Why can’t they grow up?
» My boss is going to fire me if I do not stop.
» My parents are going to throw me out if I do not stop.
» He or she is going to leave me if I do not stop.
» How do I know what kind of treatment is best? There are many and it feels impossible even knowing where to start.
» What is causing this? What are the underlying issues?
» Why does addiction consume every part of my life?
» I do not want my kids to have to struggle the same way that I did through life.
» Even if I could get him/her into treatment, how do I pay for it? Everything is so expensive.
» There have been many issues with him/her through school, how do I know if sending them to college is a good idea?

 

The TEAM Approach...

 

At Intelligent Interventions, our services are evidence-based and centered in the belief that a team approach is the best practice when designing a successful intervention – we view every individual as unique with unique circumstances and problems; as is every intervention strategy.

 

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.