The Intervention is Just the Beginning

The Intervention is Just the Beginning

After successfully placing a newly recovering person suffering from addiction in a treatment facility after an intervention, the work continues. To a certain extent, the hard work is still to come. The intervention is just the beginning.

At Adam Banks Recovery, we offer more than just intervention services. We also offer family support while a loved one is undergoing treatment. We understand and have worked through many of the common problems that come up for families during treatment; we know that, most likely, your loved one is going to call sometime in the first week.

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Perhaps even more importantly, while your loved one is in treatment we can work together to look at the dynamics at home that may have encouraged or enabled addiction. Often, family members have inadvertently become caught up in the cycle of addiction. The process begins slowly, without anyone realizing what’s happening, and becomes a cyclone that sweeps up other people, careers, and finances. While the patient is in treatment, I work with the family to set boundaries, firm lines in the sand, of what they are willing to do in the future to support the individual’s recovery, not their addiction.

We understand that a month-long rehab is just the beginning of a life in recovery. By the time treatment is over, the family must have a plan in place to support long-term recovery. We’ve worked through different options with different families, and there are many ways that this plan can look. It just has to be something that the person in recovery will stick to. The plan may include where the person will live, what programs they will attend, and any financial support they may need.

After a successful intervention ends, the family can breathe a sigh of relief. But there are many more steps to come to help the family cope, change, and shift their dynamics and way of thinking. For a family that has been dealing with a loved one’s addiction for many years, even the success of an intervention can be jarring. It’s especially crucial, for the person to reach long-term recovery, that there be a multidimensional, thorough aftercare plan.


About Adam Banks

Adam Banks is a certified interventionist and the owner of Adam Banks Recovery. After receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago, Adam built a company acquired by United Health Care. His discipline and attention to detail comes from his former career as an airline pilot, holding an ATP, the FAA’s highest license.

Today, Adam is dedicated to helping others achieve long-term sobriety. His work has guided executives, pilots, and physicians on paths to recovery. Adam brings families together through a loving and inclusive approach.

Adam has authored four books on addiction. His recent work, Navigating Recovery Ground School: 12 Lessons to Help Families Navigate Recovery, educates families on the entire intervention process. He also offers a free video course for families considering an intervention for a loved one. 

Adam is available for alcohol and drug intervention services in New York, Long Island, the Hamptons as well as nationally and internationally. 

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