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Intervention 4 Change

 Contact Information

Phone:
877-242-6450

 Email:
susan@intervention4change.com

Intervention 4 Change                         877-242-6450


Welcome. 

If you're reading this, then it may be Time for Change.  If you know it's time for change, you came to the right place.  First, take a slow deep breath…
for yourself.

The insanity of continued destructive behavior can 
be contagious, continuous destructive behavior from, for example, alcohol or drug use or even depression. To witness these difficulties in a loved one is painful. Complete exhaustion has likely occurred, yet somehow, energy returns and you look for another way to reach them.  The underlying motivation for you is love.  And you are applauded for trying to help.

It's important that you understand that you did nothing wrong in trying to reach them.  You
probably did everything right.  The problem is on
the "receiving end" and it takes training and certain skills to reach them.  A professional trained in the process of intervention and not emotionally involved, may help.  Does this make sense?

The gift you can give to yourself and to the one who worries you is the gift of Intervention.

Intervention: An orchestrated process that, not only helps a person recognize that a problem exists with their behavior but that they need professional help.  The individual may not realize their behavior is out of control. They may be in denial. 

The intervention process is a difficult and delicate one. If not handled in the right way, the individual may become defensive and outraged at the invasion of their privacy. This may catch family and friends off guard and, without proper skills, the intervention will fail, leaving the individual in a life-threatening position.

You are not alone.  Together, we will make a plan and implement it.  You will learn better how to help
as I learn about your situation. Once we begin, you will have my support through the end of the intervention.  This is my passion...to help people regain control in their lives.

Time to stop the insanity?  The pain? Call me.  The 800 number is for your convenience. Let's get started.

Peace to You,

Susan


Examples of
Destructive  Behavior
from the following:
 

Alcohol Use

Drugs Use

Prescription Abuse

Gambling

Sex, including internet

Shopping

Depression

Eating Disorders

Anger

Domestic Violence

Grief

Trauma

Sugar/Food

Life Transitions (Elderly to Assisted Living)

Mission
Assist in restoring order to chaos by breaking through denial of the person in self-destruct.

Philosophy
Each person and situation is unique therefore requiring a specific skill set to address the situation. Control can be regained through intervention, a process used to achieve that goal.

   

  About The Interventionist:    
  

Susan DeKom has over 15 years experience counseling men, women, teens and seniors from the effects of destructive behavior, their own or someone else's. Some of these behaviors include substance use, addiction, codependency, depression, trauma, domestic violence, anger, eating disorders, grief, life transitions (elderly transition to assisted living).  She is also a life coach and personal growth workshop leader. She believes each person and situation is unique.

Susan holds both an AA and Bachelors D
egree in Human Services.  Certified as alcohol and other drug counselor in both California and Maryland, she has the formal education necessary to assist the individual having trouble, and their family and friends.  She also holds a certificate in mediation.

Susan was raised in Northern California.  Her career spans telecommunications, government and private industries, sales, engineering, holistic medicine, self employment and counseling.  Each experience allows her to better connect with her clients.  She also knows the pain and frustration of witnessing self destructive behavior in a loved one and can therefore bring a special sensitivity to the process.

Susan loves the beach, golf, to travel, music, sports but mostly her passion is helping others move forward.  She believes we all have Purpose and our responsibility is to learn about that Purpose.  Intervention can help all involved move in that direction.

Is It Time for Intervention?

 Take paper and pencil and answer the following questions:

  1. Has your loved one ever decided to stop the behavior only to find out they did it again?

  2. Does your loved one become annoyed or uncomfortable when others talk about their behavior?

  3. Has your loved one ever switched to some other destructive behavior in the hope that it would stop the original one?

  4. Has your loved one envied other people who can do the behavior without getting into trouble?

  5. Have you or your loved one had problems connected with this behavior in the last year?

  6. Has this behavior caused trouble at home?

  7. Does your loved one tell you or anyone that they can stop the behavior whenever they want to, even though they find themself doing it when they didn't mean to?

  8. Have you or your loved one missed days of work or school because of this behavior?

  9. Has your loved one ever expressed that life would be better if they did not do this behavior?

  10. Has a doctor, spouse or anyone else expressed concern about this behavior?

  11. Has your loved one ever felt remorse or concern about this behavior?

  12. Has your loved one's efficiency or ambition decreased since the behavior started?

  13. Has your loved one ever been treated by a physician, counselor or hospital for this behavior?

  14. Have you or anyone else noticed a change of personality when your loved one is involved in this behavior or when they stop?

  15. Have you or your loved one ever been embarrassed by this behavior?

    If you have answered YES to four or more of these questions, your loved one may be at serious risk of increasing problems for all involved.  Depending on the situation, the potential for harm, or worse, accidental death also increases each day. The good  news is help is available. Let's Begin!

Call now. 877-242-6450
 
Help for Family and Friends
   
   Your health is just as important as the
   loved one of concern.  Feeling drained
   emotionally affects the immune system.


    As your loved one gets help, those around
    that individual must also return to health in
    body, mind and spirit.


   Here are essential ideas for your health:

    Body:
  • Massage
  • Vitamins
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise/Walking
  • Sleep/Rest
    Mind:
  • Reading and learning about what you've experienced.
  • Learn about your loved one's challenge.
  • Attend meetings like Alanon, Naranon or Codependence Anonymous
   Spirit:
  • Read from a daily reminder book of your choice
  • If you have a spiritual practice that you stopped attending, return to attending.







 Resources

Copy any of the links below into your brower 
to find more information for your area:


  • Alanon 
    http://www.al-anon.alateen.org
  • LifeRing
    http://www.unhooked.com
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 
    http://www.aa.org
  • Codependence Anonymous
    www.codependents.org
  • Narcotics Anonymous  
    http://na.org
  • Eating Disorders Anonymous
    www.EatingDisordersAnonymous.org

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    http://www.nida.nih.gov
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
    http://teens.drugabuse.gov
  • AddictionSearch.com
    http://www.addictionsearch.com













Will Present or Speak
to groups interested in
learning more about Intervention
(how it works, when to use it, location, and answer any questions you may have.)

          Please call 877-242-6450 to schedule
.


         
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