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New Intervention Approach Benefits Addiction Treatment
Family Recovery Resource Experts (FRrē) President Marc Hertz decided that a family-centered approach may be more effective than a traditional one, such as the Johnson Model. Developed in the 1960s, the Johnson Model featured a group of peers confronting a loved one about their drug abuse with the assistance of an intervention specialist. In recent years, intervention techniques have expanded along with addiction treatment options.
FRrē specifically focuses on family-focused recovery. After an initial consultation, staff develop an individualized plan that family members can utilize. In addition, clients have the option to attend workshops and other courses to learn about substance use disorders and develop skills to help reduce the stigma of addiction and improve relationships. They also are provided contact info to reach therapists if they need assistance.
This 'hands-off' approach have proven to be effective for FRrē clients.
Occasionally, staff will meet with the individual in question who requires treatment. If no other alternative seems to be viable, FRrē staff will stage a traditional intervention.
Multiple studies have noted how family support has positively affected addiction treatment.