About Celebrity Interventions
Too often, the flashing camera lights or polished public appearances mask the true feelings of tiredness, depression, loneliness, other mental health issues, substance use disorder, or addiction that many celebrities or business executives experience. With the utmost privacy and confidentiality in mind, VIP Recovery created services to meet the unique and highly sensitive needs of celebrities and executives. Whatever services required, VIP Recovery can represent you and provide first-class service, safety, security, luxury, and convenience. We have the ability to stage a discreet intervention and have highly experienced staff to guide the conversation and motivate the individual to receive treatment. To maintain discretion, we will travel nationwide to stage the intervention.
""Debbie and Brandon (Wow, what a team) With their combined talents of strength, organizational skills, patience, kindness and passion; timeless efforts and persistence...when you thought that all was lost, they put it out to the universe to let the greater powers that be take charge..and take charge he did." - Michigan"- J.T. / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""Debbie, words cannot express our gratitude for what you, Brandon, and the entire production staff has done for ...... and our family. Life truly is amazing, thru the power of prayer and the trust that we have in God he sent us you for help in one of our greatest times of need. We felt so powerless, and then somehow God sent you into our lives with a message of hope for our son, ........ I thought I was a strong guy until I met you, but I have truly met one of the strongest women I have ever met in my life. Thank God you took charge and forever changed the destiny of your son Brandon’s life. He is truly an incredible man to have overcome such odds and I know how much you love him and he loves you. Our prayers were truly answered this weekend as you took time away from your family to try and save our sons life and we will be forever grateful for that. Debbie you are a wonderful lady with a great message to the world that thru perseverance there is hope for everyone suffering from addiction. I have thru this process this weekend learned one more powerful lesson that was reinforced so strongly this weekend that the power of love is unstoppable, and always brings out the best in all of us. Love for one another has and will continue to be the greatest message of hope that we offer any one in a time of need. Thanks so much for your expression of love for our family. You were right I feel like I was hit by a Mack truck when I awoke this morning. I have been sitting at my desk this morning with my sunglasses on because my eyes look so bad. My door is closed and I have just been weeping from all that has happened. I feel relief, sadness, and happiness and have never felt like this before. I found myself this morning while unloading ....... golf bag, smelling his worn clothing, and I said to myself what is wrong with you. I look forward to the day I can smell him again in person because of your kindness. Debbie please don’t hesitate to call on me for anything that I can do for your organization, or your family I will be there for you just ask. May God richly bless you for the work that you are doing." B.P. - New Jersey"- B.P. / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
"I feel enormous respect for you Debbie and Brandon, and your work as specialists in the field of addiction and recovery. Your compassion and your expertise, to be calm in the eye of the storm, builds momentum. Together as a family you show what love is, and sometimes, love is courage. Brandon I'm glad you’re alive, and Debbie and Doug, I'm glad you took Brandon seriously and reached out to Dr. Phil. Brandon, I'm happy you are using you talents and dynamic personality to inspire and to lead others, especially for boys and men in our communities. As a mother against impaired driving and as a teacher, I wholeheartedly support your efforts. T. S. - California"- TS / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""I just wanted to take a moment and thank both you and Brandon for all your help this past weekend. What you do is so amazing and I will be forever grateful for your help in getting my daughter the help she so desperately needed. Brandon is quite a remarkable man; he made a huge impact on my daughter! I still can't believe we were so fortunate to have you both with us this past weekend. From the way you just happened to pick up my sister's telephone call, to being available the weekend I was flying my family to ......, to getting ......on board - someone up there had a "hand" in all of this. .... Is not happy with me right now - she's angry because I pulled her away from her birthday and Christmas with the family. That's OK, I know it's not my daughter talking and at least I know by getting her to ...... now, she WILL be with me and the family next year." D.L. - Illinois"- DL / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""Dear Debbie and Brandon, Please know how grateful our family is to have received your professional help for my brother. As you know, we as a family did not possess the tools necessary to effectively provide the support or roadmap he desperately needed to get onto the road toward recovery. Your ability to take an emotionally strained family, agonizing over the past and afraid of the future, and turn them into a group of people with purpose was impressive. Your knack with balancing sensitive family issues while treating people with dignity and respect is commendable. Your experience, organization, and passion made executing an effective intervention plan possible. Not only did our family leave the intervention feeling empowered that we can make a difference, but more importantly you were able to reach my brother and send him on his journey of recovery. "I can honestly say that after working with you I felt, 'now there goes two people who are on fire to change the world for the better.' Thank you for recognizing your gifts and talents and using them to help others. We appreciate all that you have done for us." S.H. - Arizona"- SH / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
A celebrity and executive intervention can help anybody who needs complete discretion when handling sensitive matters, including mental health issues, addiction, or substance use disorder. When a person engages in harmful behavior for a long time, they often don't realize they need help. If they do, the person experiences a "wake-up call" or traumatic event that triggers the response, like losing a relationship, losing their home, losing a job, hospitalization, or accidentally hurting someone. Other times, stepping up for your friend, business partner, loved one, or family member is critical to helping them recover and maintaining sobriety. With compassion, expert knowledge of the industry, and our personal experience, we will choose the best intervention strategy for your loved one, such as The Johnson Model of intervention, The ARISE Model of intervention, or The Systemic Model.
Celebrity Intervention Steps
Planning a celebrity and executive intervention
A crucial part of staging an intervention is the planning that goes on beforehand. During the planning portion, we make sure everything remains completely confidential. In the initial stages of planning, we gather information about the individual to help us create a strategy for designing and structuring the intervention. After our VIP Recovery team has completed the research, we can help determine who all is involved and select the appropriate intervention model. We will also provide guidance on writing messages or letters, planning the logistics, practicing the intervention, and teaching about recovery and sobriety support. For additional information about the planning process or the types of models we use, please review:
- Planning an Intervention
- The Johnson Model, The ARISE Model, or The Systemic Model
We will also prepare for any safety issues, such as someone who is contemplating suicide or who acts violently in response to the intervention. Once we have developed a plan, we will stage the intervention in a safe, upscale, and private location. A well-designed intervention can help lead to positive outcomes and motivate the individual to admit his or her problem and seek treatment.
Staging a celebrity and executive intervention
On the day of the intervention, we will ask the individual to meet us in a safe location. Usually, an intervention is performed earlier in the day so the person is less likely to have used the substance before attending. An intervention is an emotionally charged event, but we will prepare the group members for what might happen. Based on the model selected, the intervention might take place at one session or over multiple sessions. Usually, the intervention is a back and forth conversation with all of the members, including the person engaging in harmful behaviors. Sometimes, it's just for the group members discussing how the individual's behaviors have impacted them.
Throughout the intervention, VIP Recovery will lead the conversation and maintain control to ensure the safety of everyone and make sure all the discussions stay on topic. As the conversations begins, no matter how upset you are, it's critical not to shame or shout at the person. As soon as the individual admits they have a problem, the intervention ends. However, if an individual feels cornered or betrayed, they might walk out. That's why planning is so critical to staging a successful intervention.
What Happens Next?
After performing a celebrity or executive intervention, there are two possible outcomes. The person either chooses to go to treatment or they refuse to acknowledge the problem. If they admit the problem, we can utilize transportation services to take them to a treatment center and begin recovery. This ensures they arrive safely, and we will check them in at the facility. Initially, if your loved one is suffering from a substance use disorder problem, they might undergo a detox program. Under the supervision of a medical professional, the detox will help cleanse the body of any harmful substances.
In the event that a person denies the problem, we will continue to coach the family and loved ones to a level of safety and treatment during this difficult time. If this happens, the group members can respond by maintaining the boundaries or ultimatums discussed during the planning phase. We understand this is one of the hardest things to do. No matter what happens, our empathetic specialists will guide you throughout this difficult time. No matter the results of the intervention, there is a positive outcome in that you've started a conversation. This vital first step has the capacity to lead someone to the road to recovery.
Hope Is A Phone Call Away
You are a critical piece to helping your loved one recover. With one simple call, you can change that person's life forever and help them start down the road to recovery. At VIP Recovery, we provide guidance, discretion, support, and most importantly, hope. For family members, business associates, partners, spouses, or friends who want to help their loved ones heal and move past these turbulent times, please call us today for additional information about the next steps. It could save your loved one's life. VIP Recovery travels nationwide to assist with celebrity and executive interventions.