Intervention services offered through Hope Council and Kenosha Human Development Services

It’s not Intervention with Dr. Drew on A&E, but the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse and Kenosha Human Development Services (KHDS) are collaborating on their new Intervention Project to meet a need in the community.

The two agencies are working together to offer a formal intervention project. An intervention allows for a carefully planned process involving family, friends and others who care about a person struggling with addiction. During the intervention, these people gather together to lovingly confront the person about the consequences of addiction and ask him/her to accept treatment. And, while not all interventions can bring the identified client to the table to discuss the issue, the process still assists those concerned friends and family members who do feel ready to confront the disease of addiction to find their way out of the enabler, co-alcoholic or co-dependent illness that develops while trying to stop the addiction in someone they care about.

“While we won’t be flying those with addictions off to Florida or Arizona, like they do on TV, we think the Intervention Project will fill a void in our community,” said Connie Russell, Addictions Specialist at KHDS. “People have loved ones who struggle with alcoholism or drug addiction, and they are at the end of their rope. This new project gives them the tools to hang on. At the very least the Intervention Project sessions may direct the family and friends to healthier living styles of their own in order to break the chains of the addictive cycle on family and friends who have had toxic exposure to active addictions chaos.”

Intervention services will cost $100 per hour, and the process generally takes about four hours. For more information, contact Guida Brown at 658-8166 x29. Founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1969, the mission of the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse is to reduce the impact of alcohol and other drug abuse in our community by providing education, prevention, intervention and referral services.


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