As a professional interventionist, I have seen first-hand the devastating impact that addiction can have on individuals and their loved ones. Addiction is a complex disease that affects people from all walks of life, and finding effective treatment options can be challenging. However, I have found that the Johnson Method of interventions can be a powerful tool for helping individuals overcome addiction and begin their journey to recovery.

The Johnson Method of interventions is a structured and strategic approach to helping individuals who are struggling with addiction. This method was developed by Vernon Johnson, a pioneer in the field of addiction treatment, and has been used successfully for over 50 years. The Johnson Method focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals can confront their addiction and make a commitment to change.

One of the primary benefits of the Johnson Method is that it involves a team of family and friends who work together to support the individual in need. The intervention team is typically made up of people who are close to the individual, such as family members, friends, or colleagues. These individuals come together to express their concerns and offer support to the person struggling with addiction.

The Johnson Method also emphasizes the importance of creating a non-confrontational and non-judgmental environment. The goal of the intervention is not to shame or blame the individual, but rather to show them that they are loved and supported. The intervention team works to create a safe and caring atmosphere where the individual feels comfortable discussing their addiction and making a commitment to change.

Another benefit of the Johnson Method is that it is highly structured and organized. The intervention team works closely with a professional interventionist to develop a plan that is tailored to the individual's specific needs. The interventionist guides the team through each step of the process, from planning and preparation to follow-up and ongoing support.

The Johnson Method also involves a clear and specific plan of action for the individual. The intervention team works with the individual to develop a plan for treatment and recovery, which may include attending a rehabilitation program or seeking counseling. The intervention team also provides ongoing support and encouragement to help the individual stay committed to their recovery goals.

Finally, the Johnson Method has a proven track record of success. Studies have shown that individuals who participate in a Johnson Method intervention are more likely to seek treatment for their addiction and remain sober over the long term. This is because the Johnson Method provides a supportive and caring environment that encourages individuals to take ownership of their addiction and make a commitment to change.

In conclusion, the Johnson Method of interventions is a powerful tool for helping individuals overcome addiction and begin their journey to recovery. As a professional interventionist, I have seen the benefits of this method firsthand, and I believe that it can be an effective approach for anyone who is struggling with addiction. By creating a supportive and non-judgmental environment, involving a team of family and friends, and providing a clear plan of action, the Johnson Method can help individuals achieve long-term sobriety and improve their overall quality of life.

Author's Bio: 

T.J. Pass is a Certified Master Recovery Coach and Professional Interventionist directing a team of professionals at the Eagle's Bridge Intervention Team.

T. J.’s path of recovery from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction began with an intervention in January of 2006. As a product of an intervention he offers a true understanding of experience. With less than one year of sobriety, he established Eagle’s Bridge.

Over the last 8 years he has grown Eagle’s Bridge to a full-time professional intervention service. He has held positions with The 23rd Judicial Drug Court, directed homeless shelters and obtained certifications as a family interventionist, master recovery coach and sober companion.

T.J.’s specialty is working with families and employers to create a plan of action to begin the recovery process. Recently he consulted for various behavioral health organizations by training staff on how to handle the initial call from chemically dependent people and their loved ones. He has also created drug and alcohol programs for those transitioning from inpatient treatment.

Over the past eight years T.J. has conducted over 150 interventions as a subcontractor for various organizations and families. He has a 98% success rate. The team's commitment does not end after treatment is accepted. The EB Intervention Team continues to offer support as long as the families they serve need suggestions.