Many people, by now, have seen the television show Intervention and been exposed to the basic concept of mobilizing the family to raise the addict / alcoholic’s “bottom”. While the show often reflects the highlights of an intervention, it is unable to capture the time, effort and emotional energy required to prepare for the actual confrontation.
Our interventionist’s job is to keep the task focused on the goal while helping members resolve the inevitable feelings of betrayal, anger, fear and hopelessness.
For some, there are advantages to Day Treatment over inpatient or residential care. Attending a local program can help build clean and sober relationships in the patient’s home community. This support or recovery network includes peers, local 12-step meetings, our staff and others in recovery. These recovery connections also prevent a patient from becoming isolated, which can often occur with inpatient programs when they return home.
Patients can continue fulfilling daily responsibilities, i.e. work schedule & family life. The patient will receive all of the treatment aspects of an inpatient program, minus sleeping at the facility, thus achieving recovery in real time in their community.
Charles “Rocky” Hill has developed a reputation for being able to clarify for juries the complicated realities of substance use, abuse and dependence. As a former juvenile parole officer who has also been in recovery from substance abuse since 1980, Rocky brings a level of credibility and street knowledge to the court that clarifies the nature of substance addiction treatment.
The courts in Southern California rely on our expertise and competence to provide accurate court assessments for substance abuse disorders. Our reports include whether an individual meets the diagnostic criteria for a substance abuse disorder and, if so, what recommendations are appropriate for treatment and accountability.
Our process of evaluation begins with an in-depth interview of the client as well as significant others in their life. These others may include family, friends, counselors, physicians and even employers. Our process of evaluation relies on obtaining sufficient information until a clear, unbiased picture develops from which to make a recommendation.