Interventions Throughout the U.S.

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About Interventions

Throughout America, nearly every family is directly or indirectly affected by addiction, substance use disorder, and/or mental illness. An intervention is the first step to helping an individual overcome their destructive behavior by motivating them to seek treatment. Often, an intervention is necessary to help the individual realize or acknowledge the issue. During an intervention, an interventionist leads an intimate conversation that addresses behaviors and delivers ultimatums between the person at risk and a family member, employer, or close friend. To help lead these difficult discussions, VIP Recovery was founded by former alcohol and substance abuser, Brandon Knauss, and his mom who supported his recovery, Debra "Debbie" Knauss. Based on their personal experience, Brandon and Debbie have a unique perspective and can truly empathize with individuals and families impacted by the disease of addiction, substance use disorder, and/or mental illness. At VIP Recovery, Debbie, Brandon, and their skilled team travel throughout the United States to lead a structured intervention in a safe environment, help plan logistics for transportation to a recovery center, offer recovery services, and provide support throughout intake interviews and detox, which saves lives and helps entire families begin their healing process.

Candidates For An Intervention

Addiction, substance use disorder, and/or mental illness can affect anybody, and it’s very different for each person. For many people suffering from addiction or substance use disorder, these issues are extremely difficult to overcome by themselves, which is very dangerous in some cases and hard to acknowledge. If you have a loved one or know an employee who is hurting themselves because of harmful behavior choices, he or she might benefit from an intervention. Based on the situation, we provide several interventions designed for different types of audiences or the treatment needed, such as:

  • Family
  • Workplace
  • Celebrity and Executive
  • Mental Health
  • Adolescent
  • Addiction
  • Substance Intervention

When To Help

You may notice changes in behavior that indicate your loved one needs help. A few distinct behavioral characteristics that substance or behavioral dependent individuals often exhibit include:

  • Dishonesty
  • Increased tolerance
  • Mental fog
  • Appearance changes
  • Uncontrollable emotions/emotional outbursts
  • Increased isolation
  • Difficulty with money

Family or employers may find it difficult to address the changes they have noticed. You don’t want to wait until it’s obvious, but you also don’t want to rush into any conclusions. But if you do discuss the individual’s behavior and they deny behavioral changes, this could indicate they might benefit from an intervention to prevent further harm. Additionally, if you notice any symptoms or signs, you may need to discuss with family members or friends about potentially planning an intervention for the individual at risk. Chances are, they have noticed the changes, too.

Helping Your Loved One

Interventions entrusted to VIP Recovery are handled with dignity and respect. Brandon, a person in longterm recovery, and Debbie, his mother, lived through years of Brandon’s disease so they understand the complexity and severity of the situation. To make it easier for you and your family, we travel across the U.S. to perform the intervention. If you know someone engaging in harmful or dangerous behaviors, please reach out to us as soon as possible. We know how difficult it is to see or experience someone you know or love hurting themselves. We also know how difficult it is to address these issues with your loved one or employee. That’s why we are here to help guide these critical conversations. There is always hope.

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