Chris has an incredible track record of success advising families on how to motivate their loved one to get sober.
First, you receive a thorough assessment of your loved one's substance use problem.
Then we work together to form the best plan for you and your family.
We both want your loved one to stay sober.
But staying sober is impossible unless we get them sober first.
That's what we aim to achieve with the Intervention Process.
Why Choose Me?
I'm the Head Substance Abuse Counselor and Interventionist for the New York City Fire Department. I became a firefighter in 2008 and wanted to help my peers struggling with substance use. As you can imagine, drinking isn't just acceptable for firefighters, it's encouraged. I became the go-to guy to speak with proud, hard-headed, heels-dug-in firefighters who didn't believe they had a problem. I've heard every imaginable excuse and objection. Many were ambivalent about getting sober. Some were outright defiant and resistant. But repeatedly, most would agree to get help after one session. For the FDNY and in private practice, I've helped hundreds of people see the severity of their problem and get help for their addiction.
For some people though, a one on one session isn't enough. Even a professional has difficulty breaking through their denial. So I sought a solution and discovered the power of a loving, informed and engaged family.
My Intervention training was with Earl Hightower. Earl has almost 40 years of intervention experience and often provides supervision on my cases. This means you receive unparalleled guidance and direction to support you as you navigate your loved one's journey from addiction to recovery.
Both of my parents were in recovery from addiction. I've seen recovery work for them and countless others my entire life. Yet, despite knowing the pitfalls of addiction, I still became addicted to alcohol and cocaine. I know how your loved one feels. I experienced the pain of wanting to stop but not being able to stop. And in my case, I couldn't stop even when I KNEW where to go for help!
Today, I have 15 years sober. I believe everyone deserves an opportunity for recovery. Yet, the majority of people with addictions never get that opportunity. My personal mission is making sure that you are armed with the facts and the tools you need to help get your loved one sober.
Yes! You Can Get Them Sober.
Staying sober requires building a solid foundation, learning and using new coping skills, and a slowly developing internal desire for a better way of life.
This desire grows as your loved one gets a sense for what life can be like without their substance. This takes time. And isn’t possible until your loved one stops.
Right now your loved one has no foundation, one coping skill, and a way of life that isn’t working. But their way is still the only way they know. They’re afraid of the unknown just like anyone would be when faced with making a massive change.
Your loved one in their current state of mind and body lacks the resources necessary to get themselves sober. Even if they want to stop, addiction makes it nearly impossible.
You and your family can make the seemingly impossible not just possible, but likely when you come together in the Intervention Process.
Here's What I Know About You...
You're not in Denial.
And your family isn't dysfunctional.
You've tried to help but nothing has worked.
You know waiting for your loved one to "hit bottom" doesn't make sense.
And you know simply "letting go" means the addiction will get worse.
So nothing will change.
People give you their opinions and make suggestions, but you know they don"t "get it."
You don't want to be tough, confrontational, or mean.
You just want this to get better.
You want this fixed and you're not sure what to do.
You Can Start By Booking A Call With Chris
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