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Addiction Intervention Services

Guiding Your Loved One towards Healing and Recovery 

Are you concerned about a loved one you think or know is in the throes of an addiction (or any other mental health issue, i.e., behavioral or emotional instability, psychosis, depression…)?

Are you facing a crisis and you don’t know what to say or do? Feeling powerless? Standing by helplessly watching someone you love spiraling down, destroying their lives and relationships?

 

Usually the family doesn’t seek help until the problems have progressed and reached crisis proportions in an atmosphere of silence and avoidance. An intervention is an opportunity to have full on conversations about the pink elephants in the room that had been long since avoided.

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What is an intervention?

The family comes together in a concerted and coordinated effort to express love and support to get their loved one to seek the help they need to get their lives back on track. It’s a tightly structured process that can take several hours to complete, sometimes over the course of days, that shines light on the denial and breaks the code of silence that had perpetuated the addiction.

The family members are given the time and space to begin talking about their feelings towards their loved one, their most painful memories, how they and their relationships with their loved one have been impacted, and to rehearse what they will have to say to their loved one in support of their seeking the help they need after the intervention. Afterwards, the loved one is given the space to respond to what was said and heard.

Feel free to set up a brief time for us to assess your situation and next action steps.

Addiction Treatment

All of my addiction and intervention services are based on The Relationship Model of Addiction (TRMA) ™. 

 

Addiction is a symptom of the human condition. We are driven by two basic needs. One is our need for connection and love, and the other is the need to relieve the pain that comes from unmet emotional needs, for connection, understanding. 

 

Connection is a vital source of sustenance. Connection makes our hearts sing and spirits dance. It nourishes and heals. Connection trumps pain. 

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“An addiction is not a disease. It is a relationship with a means of relief of pain from unmet emotional needs.” 

 

“The underlying driving force of any addiction is the need to relieve that pain. The greater the pain is, the more predisposed on is to become addicted.”

 

“Recovery as a lifelong transitional journey out of unnourishing dependency-based relationships and into nourishing and Self-based ones, and that occurs in a three-stage sequence. I You must first break-up with the means of relief so that the space opens to begin,developing the most important relationship of all – with your Self, which is II. After developing the relationship with your Self, you’ll be ready to enter stage III, which is about creating nourishing relationships (relationship training).

 

The cause (relationships) is the cure (relationships).  Addiction naturally extinguishes itself when our emotional needs get met in our relationships, with ourselves and with others; when there is no longer the level of pain of need to relieve that pain.

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Ready to make a positive change?

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About Daniel Linder, MFT

“All of the work I do is about empowering the transformation of relationships by developing the relationship with your Self; and elevating consciousness, increasing connectability, and igniting creativity along the way.”  

Daniel is a “self and relationship based therapist” who has 35+ years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. He’s a “self and relationship-based therapist” and addiction specialist whose eclectic and integrative approach incorporates mindfulness-based principles and practices; cognitive behavioral and systems therapy; existential, phenomenological psychology and communication skills building, into his work. The Miracle is an essential navigation tool for those on a transitional journey out of unhealthy, non-nourishing relationships and into healthy nourishing ones.
 

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