Addiction Intervention Services
Guiding Your Loved One Toward 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.
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 a 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. Afterward, 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 & Recovery
I created The Relationship Model of Addiction (TRMA), A New Paradigm for Understanding Addiction and Recovery, in which he defines addiction as a relationship with a means of relief of pain from unmet emotional needs, (be it with substances, activities like porn, sex, and gambling, or with people, as in the case of codependency and love addiction).
I created The Relationship Model of Addiction (TRMA), A New Paradigm for Understanding Addiction and Recovery, in which he defines addiction as a relationship with a means of relief of pain from unmet emotional needs, (be it with substances, activities like porn, sex, and gambling, or with people, as in the case of codependency and love addiction). The relationship with the means of becomes the primary relationship and renders all other relationships secondary. It’s akin to carrying on a secret love affair. Recovery is about breaking up with the means of relief, which then opens up the space for other relationships to become primary ones, beginning with the most important relationship of all, with your Self
TRMA establishes the ultimate cause of addiction being the primary relationships that failed to provide adequate nourishment. That unhealthy, non-nourishing relationships are the spawning ground of addiction. The backlog of pain from unmet emotional needs is the underlying driving force of the need for relief. The greater the pain (from trauma, neglect, abuse, etc.), the greater the need for relief, and the more predisposed one is to become addicted.
It defines (recovery) as a three-stage transitional journey out of dependency-based relationships and into self-based relationships. Stage I – Breaking -up Mindfully; Stage II – Developing the Relationship with Self and Stage III- Creating Healthy Nourishing Relationships.
The cause (relationships) is the cure (relationships). Addiction naturally extinguishes itself when our emotional needs get met in our relationships, with ourselves and others, when there is no longer a level of pain or the need to relieve that pain.
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.