What to Expect from an Interventionist
As a certified interventionist, Michael Wilson will first evaluate a potential candidate’s situation and then recommend the an intervention plan that will work best to convince your loved one to voluntarily get treatment.
Interventionists prepare families for the intervention by telling them what to expect from an addict who is confronted with the choice of entering a rehab program or being abandoned by family and friends. An interventionist may have several meetings with family members prior to an intervention, where everyone is coached on what they need to do, what to say and how to react to an addict’s manipulative behavior.
Enabling family members often receive additional counseling from the interventionist before the intervention is held. Enablers give addicts money to obtain their drugs or alcohol, drive them places, bail them out when they get arrested and provide them with a place to crash when they need it. In many cases, enablers are the parents or grandparents of an addict who refuse to see the dire nature of a substance abuse situation.
Meet Baystate Recovery Center President and Certified Interventionist Michael Wilson
Recognized in the U.S. as a leading Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), Michael Wilson is the author of the definitive guide to substance abuse called “Loving Lions: A Guide for Families Struggling with Addiction”. He is also the creator of the Family-Focused Intervention Model (CFI) currently used by interventionists and educating professionals nationwide. In addition, Michael is recognized by the National Association of Social Workers, the Pennsylvania Certification Board and the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an approved educator.
As a recovering addict himself, Michael uses his personal and professional experiences to help addicts and their families. He understands and empathizes with mothers and fathers who feel helpless watching their son or daughter succumb to the horrors of addiction. He also knows how to reach addicts who are terrified of sobriety but sincerely want to stop abusing drugs.
As a professional interventionist, Michael has successfully repaired the psychological damage impacting families dealing with addiction while convincing addicts to voluntarily enter residential rehab treatment. His unique approach continues to provide families with the tools and resources they need to help themselves and their addicted loved ones achieve life goals they never thought possible.
Michael’s Family-Focused Intervention methodology is integrated into the treatment model used by Baystate Recovery. Call us today to learn more about how we empower families of addicts to receive intervention services imperative to their well-being and to the life of an addicted loved one.
If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction issues, our team here at Baystate Recovery is standing by to help. Serving patients in Massachusetts, including Boston, our experts will tailor a recovery plan designed to leave addiction in your rear-view mirror while giving you a roadmap forward to a life of continued sobriety.