Intervention Steps?

Intervention Stages


 Watching love ones struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges, and not able to do anything about it can be one of the most painful and heart-wrenching experiences for family members and or friends. It is important to stop or manage an individual use of drugs and/or alcohol.

At CanAm Interventions we navigate and provide families and/or friends with skills to become better equipped and understands the complexities of addictions and/or mental health challenges.

CanAm Interventions offers a 30 minutes free consultation!


Family Assessment Meeting:

  • Develop a thorough assessment and intervention treatment plan for the identified individual and family affected by addiction or mental health challenges.
  • Decide what style of intervention will be most appropriate.

Intervention Preparation Planning Meeting:

  • Educate the intervention team (the loved ones/family/friends) on the cycle of addiction, mental health challenges, recovery treatment process and letter writing assignments.

Rehearsal Process:

  • The intervention team will prepare two letters and read the letters. When preparing your letters, remember that if your loved one does not accept treatment, decide on specific consequences and what actions to take.

Treatment Referrals:

  • The treatment placement process includes gathering information about the family’s insurance policy and/or private pay budget.
  • Coordination takes place interventionist, family and treatment program(s) that best fit the patient’s needs.

Intervention Meeting:

  • The Intervention meeting includes the intervention team and the identified individual.
  • The Intervention is directed by the Certified Intervention professional.

Travel Coordination:

  • The Certified Intervention Professional supports the family in making travel arrangements with the selected treatment program for the identified individual, with clear steps, goals, and guidelines.

Intervention Aftercare Services:

  • Post-intervention/aftercare case management is recommended.
  • Studies have shown that individuals and families that participate in aftercare and case management services have a higher level of success.

Post Intervention Outcomes:

  • Intervention outcome studies indicate that 85% of identified individuals accept treatment the day of the intervention meeting and 15% enter treatment within two weeks after the intervention.
  • Talk to the intervention team to avoid enabling the destructive cycle of behavior and take active steps to encourage positive change.
  • Studies have shown that individuals and families that participate in aftercare and case management services have a higher level of success.


103 Labrea Way
San Rafael, CA 94903

patti.pike@canaminterventions.com
415-827-3725

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