Project Description

A process. Not an Event.

Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness impact an entire family system and support group. By the time families and friends take the first step toward asking for help, they have endured a great deal of pain, frustration, anger, and sadness. Active mental illness and addiction behaviors can hold a family hostage. Uncertainty, hopelessness, fear, chaos, and drama are all emotions and experiences families face when loving someone suffering from mental illness and/or addiction. Families may feel a lack of hope in their overwhelming journey into “the unknown” as they try to provide help to their suffering loved one. Families experience a great deal of pain and suffering from the many failed attempts to help or control the individual. After repeated conversations, pleas, and ultimatums have failed, the situation often continues to deteriorate. The family’s intense feeling of hopelessness is very real. The good news is interventions do work and can jump start the Recovery process; not only for the addict, but for the entire family.

Blanchard Addiction Resources views interventions as a process, not an event. It has been proven that the best results occur when the entire family is involved in the Recovery process. Ward Blanchard’s Intervention and Crisis Management employs the most progressive, evidence-based treatment approach used to treat mental illness and addiction. Cultivated through a decade of experience working with the most premier treatment centers and addiction professionals in the world, Ward Blanchard’s “Invitational Model” includes the entire family and support system. A combination of Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and evidence-based theories, Ward’s caring and empathetic approach provides a knowledgeable, safe, and comfortable experience during your family’s time of crisis.

  • Education

  • Awareness

  • Guidance

There is hope.

Blanchard & Associates views interventions as a process, not an event. It has been proven that the best results occur when the entire family is involved in the Recovery process. Ward Blanchard’s Intervention and Crisis Management employs the most progressive, evidence-based treatment approach used to treat mental illness and addiction. Cultivated through a decade of experience working with the most premier treatment centers and addiction professionals in the world, Ward Blanchard’s “Invitational Model” includes the entire family and support system. A combination of Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and evidence-based theories, Ward’s caring and empathetic approach provides a knowledgeable, safe, and comfortable experience during your family’s time of crisis.

Intervention Approach

Ward believes in guiding and helping families establish a firm foundation in recovery and healthy behaviors. Addiction and mental illness are diseases that can rob an individual of their self-awareness and livelihood. They are often unaware of the consequences of their behavior, the degree of their addiction, and its influence on their family and support system. Ward’s intervention approach aims to provide awareness and help the suffering individual recognize the scale of the problem and convince him or her to seek immediate help. Addiction and mental illness carry stigmas and characteristics that riddle suffering individuals with unspoken shame, guilt, and remorse. Helping individuals see that they are not bad people – just sick and in need of treatment—is an integral part of the process. Families need awareness of their own behaviors, as well. Treating and supporting the ENTIRE family provides the best opportunity for the suffering individual to discover long term recovery and a happy, healthy life!

We most commonly use what is called a motivational intervention, which is a process where the suffering individual is repeatedly invited to attend a Family Workshop. There is no pressure or shaming involved as it’s seen as an invitation to attend and participate. Everyone involved will begin to understand how each member has been affected by the disease of addiction. The workshop allows the addicts to begin to understand how their behavior has affected their family and loved ones. This awareness is frequently a powerful motivator for them to seek help.

There are no two situations exactly alike. We will design a custom intervention process for your unique situation.

OUR CLIENTS SAY

“Our main focus is to concentrate on family case management because addicts need educated and active family members to help them comply with recovery plans.” – Ward Blanchard

“When the disease of addiction strikes a family, professional guidance and support is essential in finding a path of recovery for everyone involved. Ward has assisted our family with a calm, but firm demeanor, both in the early days when we were in a crises mode.”

MARGERET TINSDALE

“Through Ward’s coaching and excellent family weekends, we received vital education to support our child’s recovery and avoid supporting the addiction.”

ROSE JAMERSON

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