It’s hard to argue the fact that an individual who is struggling with drug abuse and addiction needs help from others in order to address and resolve these problems. However, it is often true that even when the individual himself is aware of the fact that he has a problem and that he needs help, he is often unable or unwilling to take the steps necessary to get help. This is where intervention services can be invaluable.
Many individuals believe that intervention is essentially a confrontational meeting that discusses an individual’s drug abuse and addiction problems and their need for help and treatment. However, this description is far from complete. An intervention is an opportunity for family members and friends to inform a loved one that they are aware of their problems with drug abuse and addiction, they are concerned about their loved one’s health, that they will not support or tolerate their continued drug use, and that they are willing to support their loved one throughout the recovery process. However, the bottom line is that the success or failure of an intervention in bringing about the desired outcome is largely dependent on how the intervention itself is delivered. And herein lies the vital importance of professional interventionists.
Dedicating a Life to Save Many
Joseph Novak is no stranger to the problems of drug abuse and addiction. After working hard to establish his own recovery, Novak has successfully maintained his sobriety for over two decades. And now he has taken it another step further – by training to become a nationally certified interventionist, Novak is able to help others overcome their own problems with drug abuse and addiction.
Novak recently explained that his desire to pursue a career in helping others overcome their drug abuse and addiction problems began when he watched a TV program about intervention. He felt a deep, emotional pull toward the field of interventions, but he simply didn’t know how to proceed. When one of his friends learned of an opportunity to train with some of the interventionists he had seen appearing on the TV program, Novak became excited. It was an expensive undertaking, but his wife encouraged him to do whatever was necessary to follow his dream. He is very glad now that he did exactly that.
Now, Novak is the founder and CEO of New Life Recovery Services. New Life not only assists families and friends in staging interventions for loved ones, it also offers sober escort and recovery coaching services. Novak explains that helping families prepare for an intervention is an invaluable service, as it can ensure that throughout the entire process everyone is treated with love and respect. He also understands that there is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment solution, and that what works well to help one individual recover may not work so well for another. By understanding the core principles of recovery, Novak can help ensure that each individual is enrolled in the treatment program that will work best to meet their own specific needs.
Once an individual has completed a treatment program, Novak can provide valuable recovery coaching services, guiding them to maintain their recovery and acquire important life skills. Additionally, Novak’s sober transport services provide the individual with the support and encouragement they may need to successfully transition back into the real world without slipping back into drug use.
Novak’s clients are immensely grateful for all his help and support, recognizing that without it, they may not be around today. His dedication to saving lives helps inspires others to reach out as well, and also join the fight against drug abuse and addiction.