Motivation Intervention Method
Ed Storti champions his experience of many years intervening with families in context of a loved ones drink or drug problems.
The motivational Intervention looks to bring a loved one to a point of acceptance regarding treatment in a rapid and heart felt manner.
We do not use leverage in a Motivational Intervention Model. There are no bottom lines, ultimatums or threats, no challenges or consequences. The motivation to change comes from a carefully recruited group of family and friends who are coached in how to ask a poorly person accept the offer of help right away.
The Intervention Service values and uses all the main Intervention methods in context of the specific family dynamics and situation.
This intervention begins with a chosen group meeting in the afternoon for a 3 hour preparation session. Next morning the group visit with the addicted person and deliver the heart to heart message of motivation and honour in a way most likely to illicit a “yes” to treatment now. The person goes straight to treatment.
This is always a surprise Intervention. It always relies heavily on the Interventionist choreographing the staging and process of the Interventions. This style of Intervention demands a group that is well chosen, able to be genuine and trusts in the faith and power of the human spirit.
The Intervention Service in staging this method looks to plan all aspects of the Intervention from recruiting the group, choosing treatment, educating the family, preparing the recovery message, objection handling, liaising with the treatment centre, organising transport to the treatment centre, planning for relapse prevention. 95% of all interventions are successful straight away. As this with all interventions we hope for the best and plan for the worst. Motivational Interventions are no different. We have a clear contingency plan in place for a refusal of treatment initially, and the process for the next few days or weeks until the person accepts help.
Motivational Intervention methods are purposeful, designed to bring everyone together for 24 hours, and for the process to be complete in that time.
There is no place for any leverage or threats in this model of intervention. The family are here to honour and stand up for their loved one in the face of active addiction. They are here to show, demonstrate that unity has power, that honour, dignity and honesty, spoken unconditionally from the heart has greater sway over addiction than the drugs, alcohol or gambling.