A little about me because I think it is important to know that I do this job because I care about helping others. I am a Professional interventionist for drug and alcohol abuse and i can help you on how to setup an drug alcohol intervention.
Early intervention for drugs and alcohol is key to helping the addict but family interventions for drug and alcohol abuse will help with the addict entering treatment.
I had made mistakes in my life and I feel that this gives me the unique knowledge to help you or your loved one accept change and with my help as a drug intervention specialist in Philadelphia and surrounding areas get the help that is so badly needed.
James “Jim” Reidy is a board certified interventionist. He has been in active recovery for Twelve years and six months to date. Because of his life in recovery, he is able to be a present and loving father to his two daughters- 29 & 18 years old. This is something that only seemed like a pipe dream during his active battles with addiction.
Since finding his own recovery, Jim has been executing professional interventions for six years now, full time with addiction treatment group. This is his sole purpose and passion. He is a renowned interventionist to the point where he was contacted by A&E’s hit television show Intervention and will be featured saving a life in prime-time September of 2019.
He has over three hundred successful interventions to date and has experience with every dynamic, in every state, suffering from every type of addiction. Jim truly specializes in connecting with the lost, bridging the gaps in family systems, and coaching families into long term recovery!
First drink age 12. Last drink age 39. A whole lot of pain in between. The hardest part about stopping alcohol or drug abuse is not putting down the drink or drug it’s not picking up a drink or a drug.
From the very first time I felt the effects of alcohol I knew I was in trouble not because I loved it, or it made me feel like superhuman it just made me feel ok. There were not too many failures or circumstances that life could deal out that would trump the feeling of having to feel ok. No failures in school no DUIs no Jail no job no relationship failures would come in between myself and feeling ok.
I am not a horrible person; I have a horrible disease. The stage of where everyone has written you off and the poor choices you have made begin to define your legacy on this planet. When everyone near and dear to you says why won’t he/she just stop and under any and all conditions you still continue to use then welcome to hell. To go thru life with a plastic bag pulled down tight over your face and the only way your brain tells you to breathe is to use welcome to hell.
I am 15 years sober of any mind-altering chemical this is possible and there is a way out you as a family member need to get out of your own way and do something extraordinary. The start of this process is to get very comfortable being uncomfortable.
At Addiction Treatment Group, we offer a variety of services ranging from drug and alcohol intervention to sober escorts. We know that your family is going through a very difficult time, and we want to make the process of getting your loved one the help they need as easy as possible. As our staff has gone through similar experiences, they understand exactly what you are feeling and how to best handle the situation. Sober Companion Services provides safe and reliable sober escort services to and from rehab.
Depending on the severity of the individual’s addiction and their degree of compliance, our consultants can recommend the best course of action. Whether your loved one is ready to admit they have a problem and need help or require a hard-hitting intervention, we will do everything within our power to get them on the right path. Once they have accepted that they need to enter a rehabilitation program, we can help you find the right one and ensure they get there safely.
I have a blog post on family support and treatment that I feel will help give you some guidance and after reading my post feel free to call me. There is no charge to talk to me and explain how the drug or alcohol addict is doing and how it’s affecting everyone in the family.
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