How to Have an Arise Model Intervention for a Ritalin Addict

How to Have an Arise Model Intervention for a Ritalin Addict

There is not just one model or method of intervention for addiction. Finding the right type of intervention for an addict will depend on a variety of factors like how severe the addiction is, the addict’s health condition, the addict’s family and living situation and whether or not the addict has support. Arise is one model of intervention that boasts over an 83 percent success rate of getting addicted individuals into treatment. The Arise model for intervention offers several benefits and may be the right approach for you and your family to take when confronting your loved one’s Ritalin addiction.

What is an Arise Model Intervention?

The main factor that separates Arise model intervention from other models of intervention is that Arise interventions include the addict from the very beginning. The addict is included in the intervention process and asked to join right from the start. The addict is not surprised with an intervention and families are asked to keep no secrets about their goals and intentions from the addict. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse published an article revealing that between 60-80 percent of substances abusers have daily contact with their family members. The Arise Intervention model therefor believes that utilizing the entire family during the intervention process can serve as a significant vehicle for motivation. Addiction affects everyone in the family, and by having the entire family come together and take-on the addiction as a group, it motivates the addict and eliminates the idea that he is all alone and being attacked.

The Arise intervention process gets underway after an initial phone call to an interventionist or recovery professional. The interventionist will instruct family members on how to conduct meetings with the addict (again, the addict is aware that this is going on and he can be involved in the meeting planning if he requests so). What happens during the intervention meetings is the family will discuss the addiction, how it has impacted the entire family as well as the addict, what treatment entails, and why they wish for the addict to seek treatment. The goal is to persuade the addict into treatment, but to only use loving, compassionate, motivating support. The family establishes that the addiction is a shared problem and the addict getting treatment will benefit all of their lives.

Generally, between one to five meetings will be enough to get the addict into treatment. If not, the last meeting will be more confrontational and family members will provide consequences for the addict if he refuses to get help. Aside from needing planning help for the intervention, this is the other reason it is crucial to hire a professional interventionist. If the addict agrees to get help, the interventionist can set-up the appropriate treatment services. If the addict refuses treatment, the interventionist can help families with the daunting question of “what now?”

Find Intervention and Treatment Help for Someone Addicted to Ritalin

To find professional intervention and treatment help for someone you love who is abusing or addicted to Ritalin, you can call our toll-free helpline where addiction counselors are ready to help 24 hours a day.

Our addiction counselors are available to answer your questions and provide you with information about Ritalin addiction, intervention, treatment, and recovery. If you are ready, we can also find and connect you with the intervention or recovery professionals who can help guide you and your loved ones through the intervention process, and the addict into treatment.