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An Intervention can be used to address many types of addictions and disorders—from abuse of prescription medication, alcohol, food, and gambling to sex addiction and mental health issues such as mood, thought, and process disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc.). The objective is always the same: to help someone who is at risk or in danger due to their ongoing behavior or untreated disease receive the help of a qualified professional.

Step 1: Call Us Today

This is the first step. Call us today at 954-232-4856. We are standing by and ready to receive your call. A phone consultation with AICMS is free and confidential. Based on your situation, we will be able to recommend an appropriate course of action, which may include a referral to a non-AICMS service, as needed.

We understand that when you place your first call to us, you may be experiencing a lot of difficult and unsettling emotions. However, the fact that you have begun to search for professional support from an experienced interventionist shows that you are motivated and that you are NOT helpless.

You are taking action and we are here to help you through this process.

Step 2: Organize & Schedule
Our interventionist will work with you during the scheduling portion of the intervention. We can create a schedule to ensure all family and friends can participate, if deemed appropriate. We ensure that every detail of this critical event is properly arranged and that every participant is trained accordingly to avoid any non-beneficial interactions. Two of the most important components in an intervention are the selection and preparation of the team that will participate.

Step 3: Travel & Meet with Family / Make Treatment Arrangements
Once scheduling is complete, our interventionist will travel to the location of your intervention. AICMS will be responsible for making treatment arrangements while the interventionist can focus on the actual intervention. Treatment arrangements can include travel arrangements to the chosen facility, checking any medical insurance coverage, and coordinating with the treatment center during the pre-admission and admission process.


Because we are not employed by and do not receive payment of any kind from the treatment centers we recommend, we can make unbiased treatment recommendations to guide you in your decision-making process. This is how we ensure that we are able to provide our best service to you.

Step 4: Intervention Planning with Family
All participants of the intervention will meet with the interventionist to discuss the impact of the individual’s mental health and/or addiction on their lives. Everyone is informed of the treatment decision and post-intervention plan. All participants will review what their role will be during the intervention. The interventionist will prepare everyone for possible conflict or resistance that may occur as a result of the denial that affects most individuals struggling with addiction and mental health.

Step 5: The Intervention
The actual intervention may last several hours. Facilitated by the interventionist, a safe environment is created for the family to express their love and concern in a non-judgmental manner. This format allows the interventionist to deliver a highly focused and unified message that addresses your loved one's potentially dangerous symptoms. This highly successful method serves as the first step on the road to recovery. Our interventionist embraces the invitational model, however, we can employ other models as needed.

Step 6: Ongoing Support
We feel that after an intervention you have become part of the AICMS treatment team. We offer phone support to the family during treatment and are the liaison between the family and the treatment center. We will represent the family if any problems arise with the treatment center. After treatment, when the road to recovery has been paved with hope for a new life, we will bridge information from the treatment program to the family if a problem arises.


Many callers ask the question, “What happens if they say ‘no’?” It is an understandable question and, as we individualize everything, we know there is always that possibility because no two human beings are alike. However, part of the Intervention Process is to remain positive because you believe so strongly that your loved one must accept the help being offered. However, if at the first meeting, there is no moving beyond “no” we immediately start Plan B, because we always have a Plan B ready. We know from experience that most loved ones will eventually accept help, even if it takes a little time. Therefore, we continue to chip away at that resistance in different and effective ways. The most important advice we offer people is "Go ahead, ask the question". Let our interventionist, or the person who takes your first call, answer it to your satisfaction.

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Mon - Fri            8:00 am - 8:00 pm 

Sat - Sun           By appointment 


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Association of Intervention Specialists
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