With something as personal as an intervention, knowing who you’re working with is extremely important. Establishing trust early on between the interventionist, the family, and the loved one in need is key to maximizing the chances of a successful intervention.
Since finding his own recovery, Jim Reidy has been executing professional interventions for ten years. This is his sole purpose and passion. He is a renowned interventionist with a reputation that caught the eye of the producers of A&E’s hit television show Intervention and was featured saving a life on the prime-time program back in September of 2019.
He has over four 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!
MEET YOUR INTERVENTION EXPERT
I had my first drink at age 12, and took my last drink at age 39, with a lifetime-worth 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 in the first place.
Jim Reidy, Certified Interventionist
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, but it made me feel okay at that time. There were many circumstances dealt to me that made me want to escape. I wasn’t looking for carefree abandon or feeling “high” – I just wanted to be okay. Once I discovered my vice, no failures in school or relationships, DUIs and even jail time would deter me from seeking that feeling.
I am not a horrible person – I have a horrible disease. I declined to a stage where everyone had written me off and the poor choices I had made began to define my legacy on this planet. Those near and dear to me pleaded for me to “just stop” yet I still continued to use. It was like trying to go through life with a plastic bag suffocating me, and the only way to catch a breath was my brain telling me to drink. This was my own hell, one I barely survived.
I know I am one of the fortunate ones. To pay it forward, I chose to be entirely transparent about my own personal history with addiction, my personal journey to recovery, and how I became the person I am today. I have made mistakes in my life, the very mistakes your loved one may be on the path to making or have already made. I’ve been at the bottom of the hole. Climbing out is no easy task, but it’s not impossible. Over the last 10 years that I have worked as a professional interventionist, I have come across cases some would describe as “hopeless.” Addiction treatment is never hopeless. It can become hopeless only when the people who love the addict give up on them.
I am 15 years sober. Today I am happy, healthy, and looking to help others on their own path to health. Thanks to my ongoing recovery, I’m a proud, present, and loving father of two beautiful daughters. Looking back on my battle with addiction, the life I lead today seemed like a distant pipe dream. Today, I have the privilege of being able to call that dream my everyday life.
Since I entered recovery, my personal mission has become saving others from the disease that nearly consumed my life. I have a blog where I post on topics such as family support and treatment. I ask that you read that as it will give you some guidance as you prepare to take that important first step. After that, call me! There is no charge to talk to me to share how your loved one is doing and how their addiction is impacting everyone in the family. Just saying it out loud, to an experienced listener, will give you some clarity and relief. There is a path forward, and I am your perfect guide. Time truly is precious so let’s not waste another day.
What Makes Us Different
Since I entered recovery, my personal mission has become saving others from the disease that nearly consumed my life. My experiences allow me to understand and connect with over living through the same struggles.
Over the last decade, I have helped over 400 individuals and families get the treatment and support they need to maintain lasting sobriety. View testimonials of previous clients to see how we have worked together to change their lives.
Once your loved one is off to treatment, the family still has work to do in establishing a new normal, free from the influence of addiction. I am here to help educate and guide your family in this process, providing instruction on what to do when your loved one completes treatment, or what to do if they return without completing it.