About The ARISE Model
Nothing in life prepares us to deal with a loved one that is engaged in addictive behaviors or behaviors related to mental health issues that are heading down the road to disaster. We know it’s extremely difficult to see a loved one struggle to overcome an addiction. Family members can make a huge impact and motivate the individual to seek treatment. After discussing your concerns, Brandon, Debbie, and their team might use The ARISE Model to help structure the intervention. The ARISE Model of intervention is a unique combination of direct and indirect intervention styles that incorporate help from family members, friends, or co-workers throughout the recovery process. From the time of the intervention to when the individual completes treatment, the members are there every step of the way offering support, encouragement, and learning how to process their own emotions to support healthy communication. This model strongly encompasses the belief that a support system is an integral part of the journey to recovery. If you have a family member or know someone who is struggling with addiction, substance use disorder, or mental illness, please reach out to our helpful and compassionate team. We can travel nationwide to help individuals who are struggling. We truly understand the challenges and complexities, and we want to help guide the difficult but necessary conversations.
""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
Candidates for The ARISE Model
The ARISE Model can help people who suffer from addiction, substance use disorder, or mental illness. The ARISE Model is especially helpful for individuals who struggle with addiction. Addiction is sometimes called the family disease because of the impact it has on the family dynamic. Because the family is very involved in this type of intervention strategy, it not only helps the loved one recover, but it allows the family to heal and learn how to positively reinforce behaviors. Through individual therapy sessions, group counseling, and open conversations led by Brandon or Debbie, a family’s relationship begins to evolve and heal, which strengthens the hope and resilience to overcome their loved one’s harmful behaviors.
Steps In The ARISE Model
For long-term success, The ARISE Model of intervention focuses on developing a strong support system to help the chemically or behaviorally dependent individual recover. It incorporates a four-step process. To ensure the successful implementation, members must be willing to provide support and encouragement throughout recovery. In this model, the person in need of help is called the “Person of Concern” or PoC. Family members, spouses, co-workers, and friends who participate in the intervention are called “Concerned Others.” The ARISE Model differs greatly from The Johnson Model of intervention because the person at risk is involved during all of the meetings from the very beginning, it has a less confrontational approach, and he or she doesn’t have to "hit rock bottom" before accepting treatment. This type of intervention helps build strength and hope throughout the process because everyone involved learns how to manage the challenges in a positive and constructive manner. Additionally, The ARISE Model offers a holistic perspective, and we emphasize healing the mind-body-spirit.
The model starts with “Phase A,” which has four different levels. Sometimes, the individual might just need one level or all four, but the intervention sessions stop once the individual agrees to treatment and moves into the continuing care phase (Level 4). These levels include:
Level 1 – The Concerned Other calls us to arrange an initial meeting with our team. We will determine the support network in this call and discuss a strategy that might work best for the individual.
Level 2 – We will travel anywhere in the U.S. to perform the interventions and make it easier for the family and loved ones. Over the course of several sessions, the selected group members meet with the PoC in a safe and private area. In these sessions, no one is alone with the loved one. It is a group effort. If the individual admits they have a problem and accepts treatment, the sessions will stop. If they don’t, it moves on to level three.
Level 3 – If treatment is not accepted at level three, a more formal intervention is performed and incorporates consequences.
Level 4 – Once your loved one has entered treatment, this step begins, which incorporates continuing care, such as therapy or group sessions and support from the group members.
What Happens Next?
After your loved one accepts they have an issue during levels 2 – 3 of The ARISE Model, we will safely transport him or her to a treatment facility. However, if your loved one is suffering from a substance use disorder problem, they may first go to a facility that has a detox program. The ARISE Model moves into level four as the loved one starts treatment. In level four, the group involvement is critical to the success of the Person of Concern (PoC) maintaining sobriety. For 6 – 12 months, the PoC will start individual therapy sessions, group sessions, and education about overcoming the addiction. Depending on the need, these sessions vary in amount, especially if the PoC is contemplating relapse. In addition to receiving help at the treatment center, Brandon, Debbie, or one of our skilled team members will continue working with the PoC and the family to help guide growth, maintain sobriety, repair family bonds, and renew hope.
Strength In Numbers
The ARISE Model of intervention helps family, co-workers, or friends take a proactive approach in their loved one’s recovery. Strength in numbers provides additional support throughout the recovery, which means the person is less likely to relapse. We know how hard it is to watch your loved one struggle with addiction, substance use disorder problems, or mental illness. To make it easier for your group, we will travel throughout the U.S. to help motivate your loved one to pursue treatment and help your family start healing. Even if your loved one has not "hit rock bottom," it’s extremely important to seek help as soon as possible. Making the first phone call is often the most difficult decision.