I. Identifying the Problem and Deciding to Take Action
Are you a parent with a teenage son or daughter who you suspect has a drug or alcohol problem? You don’t have to wait as the problem gets more and more out of control. You can take charge of the situation now before the problem gets any worse. ARISE® supports your being the parent, respects the growing autonomy of the adolescent, and works towards healthy independence in the leaving home process.
Are you concerned about an adult son or daughter, whose personality has changed and is passing off responsibilities to you related to money, parenting a grandchild, family problems and legal issues? Have you been concerned these changes are drug or alcohol related? You can effectively intervene in the problem while strengthening the love and caring you want to maintain in the relationship.
For Spouses and Partners:
You may be the first one to know about the drug or alcohol problem because of what you live with day to day. Your partner does not have to “hit bottom” in order to get help. You don’t have to deal with this problem in isolation anymore. We know that, one-on-one, the substance abuser will always win through some manipulation. The ARISE method allows you to turn your love and concern into action by getting treatment started at the earliest possible point, while preserving the relationship you are committed to.
Have you noticed a brother or sister who has distanced him/herself from you and become secretive? Have you become fed-up with aggressive behavior and accusations after your brother or sister has had “one too many”? There is a loving and gentle way to approach this problem and get treatment started.
For Concerned Others:
It makes no difference whether you are a co-worker, friend, neighbor or member of the same congregation. Anyone can get the treatment process started when he/she is aware of a drinking or drug problem. You may feel this is none of your business, but just think how you would feel if your friend or colleague lost his/her job, family, health or injured someone due to their drinking or drug use. Now you have a way to bring together those “Concerned Others” and discuss the problem in an open and caring manner. You can respect the privacy of the person you are worried about while at the same time help the person to address the problem.
When a Relapse has Occurred:
Addiction is a chronic disease and is prone to relapse. Many times family and friends feel helpless when a relapse occurs with a loved one who has been in recovery. Now there is a way to address the relapse at the earliest possible point and get recovery back on track. The shorter the relapse the higher the likelihood of successful return to recovery. Often the person who has relapsed needs family and friends to provide the impetus for recovery because of the shame and guilt he/she is feeling. ARISE is based on working with strengths and building relationship supports that continue into recovery.
II. Overview of ARISE Method
Using a compassionate Invitational Intervention™, the ARISE Model™ is a three-phase process which is a Continuum of Care that leads your loved one into appropriate treatment and recovery. The addicted individual is invited to join the process right from the beginning with no surprises, no secrets, no coercion, and absolute respect and love. ARISE introduces the addicted person and the family to a new life of recovery and healing. The individual does not need to hit bottom before getting help.
The ARISE process breaks the cycle of repeated disappointment and failure without the blame, shame, and guilt that accompanies the disease. It brings healing to family, friends and co-workers who come together to build a solid recovery network. It works because the entire network is involved, and every decision is made by the majority. There is no opportunity for the addicted individual to pressure anyone "one-on-one" which would let the disease win. The focus of ARISE is on both individual and family healing and recovery. ARISE gets over 83% of addicted individuals
The ARISE Intervention is directed towards getting the addicted loved one into treatment with the least possible effort through a loving, compassionate and non-blaming First Call and First Meeting. The support system is mobilized to form a committed Intervention Network to motivate the addicted individual into treatment. Phase A has three levels and the goal is to stop at the first level that works:
Level 1 "The First Call", starts when a Concerned Other calls a Certified ARISE Interventionist for a free phone consultation, and is coached to set up the First Meeting of the Intervention Network. 56% of addicted individuals enter treatment at Level 1.
Level 2 "Strength in Numbers", begins If they have not entered treatment during Level 1. The Intervention Network acts as a Board of Directors, so no one deals one-on-one with the addicted individual. By the end of 2 to 5 Intervention Network meetings, 80% of addicted individuals have entered treatment.
Level 3 "The Formal ARISE Intervention", is held if treatment entry has not occurred during Level 2. At this meeting serious consequences are put in place if the addicted individual does not enter treatment. By this point, 83% of addicted individuals have entered treatment.
Support your Loved One through ARISE Treatment and into Recovery begins when the addicted individual enters treatment, and lasts for 6 months. The goals are individual and family healing and recovery. It includes, if possible, the family and individual becoming involved in 12-step program. The Certified ARISE Interventionist works collaboratively with the addicted individual, the treatment center, and the family to ensure treatment completion, relapse prevention, and the resolution of grief and other problems at the root of the pain and the addictive disease.
Living in Recovery focuses on the Certified ARISE Interventionist working with the Intervention Network and addicted individual to prevent relapse, initiate long-term recovery, and complete the work towards family healing and recovery. This includes ensuring that work, life style, social circle, family relationships and personal decisions made for personal growth in Phase B are happening for the individual and family.
It all starts with that first phone call to our toll-free hotline at:
(877) 229-5462, or you can email us at: Info@LinkingHumanSystems.com