The ARISE Model of Intervention Throughout the U.S.

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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.

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. 

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