gentle, respectful intervention of alcoholism and addiction

To contact the Family Intervention Center of Virginia, call:
(804) 677-7728


Bill Maher will be a speaker/presenter at this upcoming Intervention
Training Conference:

Action Intervention Training (AIT)

with Bill Maher, CIP, CADC, ACI, BRI II, plus
Jean Cambell, LCSW and Jim Tracy, MA, CAADAC
February. 5th, 6th & 7th, 2015
DelRay, Florida
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“If only I could get my loved one to treatment.”
This is a common thought of friends and family members dealing with the problem of addiction in a loved one. A professionally facilitated intervention may be the answer. Alcoholism, drug, and food addiction are progressive and often fatal. Fortunately, addiction is a disease that can be successfully treated—provided that the alcoholic or addict gets suitable help in time. The intervention initiates the addicted person’s process of hitting bottom”. It works to break both the individual and the family members’ ties to the disease so that the journey to a healthy and productive life can begin for all involved.

A New Reality
There are several models of intervention that we facilitate. With one type—the Family Invitational Model—the chemically dependent person is openly invited to attend. Family members and significant others learn about and discuss the affects of addiction. The meeting is organized in a way that allows the addicted person to lower their defenses, principally because the material is not directed at them, but rather to the family as a whole.

More about Intervention

Betty Ford Center
William J. Maher, CADC, ACI
Board Registered Interventionist II
Member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
The Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS)

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Bill Maher, Interventionist