The Systemic Model of Intervention Throughout the U.S.

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About The Systemic Model

A chemically or behaviorally dependent individual’s harmful choices not only affect him or her, but they also impact the family. We know how hard it is to watch your loved one experience the pain of addiction, substance use disorder, or mental illness, and how it impacts the entire family. The Systemic Model of intervention focuses on including the whole family and changing the way they interact with the at-risk individual so they no longer accidentally reinforce the harmful behavior. To modify the behaviors of the individual, the family has to change how they interact and communicate with them, which will start helping everyone heal.

Ultimately, The Systemic Model is a collaborative effort to help the person overcome their addiction or substance use disorder problem and to motivate him or her to seek treatment. The family is heavily involved throughout the entire treatment process and offers support and encouragement. They also learn how to communicate in an effective way and hopefully, overcome residual resentment. If a family member is engaging in dangerous behaviors, please reach out to us as soon as possible. Brandon, Debbie, and their excellent team can travel throughout the U.S. to offer assistance during this complicated and difficult time.

Systemic Model Candidates

Since the family is a critical component to the person’s recovery, The Systemic Model of intervention works well for an adolescent who is engaging in harmful behaviors. It may also help addicts who have not completely “hit rock bottom” so they can still engage in everyday things, such as work or school. However, they are still engaging in behaviors that impact the people around them. Additionally, couples who have strained relationships may benefit from The Systemic Model of intervention because it allows for an open conversation about feelings from all parties. To make it easier on the family and the addict, we will travel anywhere in the U.S. to perform the intervention in a safe location.

The Systemic Model Steps

For most families, it’s really difficult to discuss issues and admit that some of them start within the family. Addiction, substance use disorder, and mental illness are very challenging topics for most people. We want families to know that they shouldn’t feel ashamed of past behaviors or any stigma surrounding these topics. Past mistakes may have been made, but it’s vital for you to step forward. Using a multiple-step process, we will guide you through The Systemic Model, which differs from The Johnson Model in several ways. The Johnson Model uses a more confrontational approach and sets strict boundaries for the family if the individual chooses not to go to a treatment center. In The Systemic Model, the family is imperative to the treatment and recovery of their loved one. The family will learn how to support the individual without enabling them while also receiving counseling services themselves. These steps include:

  • Meetings – The person engaging in harmful behaviors knows about all of the meetings, which differs from The Johnson Model. For the first meeting with the interventionist, all of the family members and the addict attend. During the meetings, everyone, including the addict, will discuss the events and behaviors that have impacted their lives. As Brandon and Debbie lead this conversation, members can openly discuss issues in a back and forth manner instead of everyone individually taking turns, like The Johnson Model of intervention, which everyone takes turns speaking. Depending on the time needed to get your family member into treatment, meetings may continue over the course of a week or can last for several months.

  • Group effort – This model is a collaborative process. All members must have an active and continuous role in the recovery process for the addict.

  • Counseling – The meetings will end after the family commits to therapy and the individual acknowledges his or her problem and chooses to enter a rehab program. In some cases, the individual will need to attend an inpatient rehab to safely begin detoxing. After the rehab, the family and the person in recovery will attend group therapy sessions.

The Systemic Model What Happens Next?

This type of intervention relies heavily on the family to help the person recover. Once the addict has decided to seek treatment, the meetings will end and he or she will enroll in a treatment center. In some cases, the individual may need to go to a detox facility to safely recover. To make it easier for your family and to ensure the safety of your loved one, we will transport them to a clinic. Throughout the individual’s treatment process, the family members will continue their own personal counseling and then start group therapy once he or she has completed rehab.

Start The Road To Treatment

Family members can have a huge impact on motivating their partner, son, or daughter to seek treatment and offer encouragement as they recover. The Systemic Model of intervention encourages healing for both the family and the chemically or behaviorally dependent individual because of the open communication between the two parties. If you have a member of the family who is engaging in harmful behaviors, please reach out to us as soon as possible. We can help you determine if The Systemic Model is the best type of intervention for your loved one. The team at VIP Recovery will travel throughout the United States to meet you and your loved one and lead the critical conversation.

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