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Using a pictogram with the addicted family system Action Intervention Training - Onsite
Raymond Scott and Wende Moulis from our Clinical team and Sarah Dasher of the Marketing squad spent the last three days learning, co-creating and fellowshipping with thirty colleagues from around the nation at an Action Intervention Training. Special thanks to our facilitators, co-sponsors Red Oak Recovery, Origins Recovery Centers™, Onsite, Malibu Beach Sober Living, PACE Recovery Center, LLC. Cirque Lodge, STC Addiction Wellness Center and Balboa Horizons as well as the deeply talented and caring private practitioners who attended this weekend.
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Building our Action Intervention Training group using a variety of sociometric explorations
LETTER TO CONGRESS - ANTHONY'S ACT

Later this week the letter below will arrive at the offices of forty-one (44) United States Senators and President Obama. Today we are sending the same letter to 51 House members. The Congress people chosen are the ones I decided were most likely to be sympathetic to “Anthony’s Act.”
Here is the text of the letter:

Subject: Anthony’s Act – A Real Chance at Recovery

Dear Senators:

Every day in this country 119 people die from drug overdose and another 6,748 are treated in emergency rooms . That averages out to an overdose related hospitalization every 13 seconds and an overdose death every 13 minutes. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, outstripping traffic fatalities or gun homicides. And every year it gets worse.

In addition to the terrible human toll, substance abuse costs the U.S. economy more than $600 billion annually. Effective treatment can dramatically reduce these costs.

According to several conservative estimates, every dollar invested in addiction treatment programs yields a return of between $4 and $7 in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, and theft. When savings related to healthcare are included, total savings can exceed costs by a ratio of 12 to 1. Effective treatment also results in fewer interpersonal conflicts, greater workplace productivity and fewer drug-related accidents, including overdoses and deaths.

Many people mistakenly believe that addiction is a personal choice, that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower, and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives.

Our 24-year-old son, Anthony, died May 31, 2014, following a six year battle with opioid and he**in addiction that included three unsuccessful short term treatment programs, each lasting less than 30 days because that was all health insurance would approve. Even that small amount of care was never fully funded. In the current system, health insurance will pay for approximately one week of medical detoxification if the addict is in active addiction , followed by a few weeks of counseling. However, in many cases insurance will not pay for inpatient housing, arguing that counseling services can be provided on an outpatient basis while the addict goes home every night to live in the community and the environment that fed his addiction in the first place. Often the most important part of addiction recovery, other than medicines to ease the pain of withdrawal, is time away from an unhealthy environment with a chance to learn important coping skills and two or three weeks is simply not enough time.

In 2012, less than 12 percent of the estimated 23.1 million Americans over the age of 12 who needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse received it. In too many cases, the treatment was insufficient and, therefore, ineffective. The relapse rate for people suffering from addiction who have undergone only short-term treatment (30 days or less) is between 40 and 90 percent within the first 30 days after the rehab program, often with deadly consequences.

Research tells us that effective inpatient treatment leads to long term sobriety and fewer relapses. Ninety (90) day residential drug rehab is suggested as the minimum length of time for effective treatment . Anecdotal evidence gathered from post discharge interviews suggests that long-term treatment at a drug rehab facility can decrease the risk of drug addiction relapse by up to 73 percent. That can mean the difference between addiction and recovery — or even life and death.

For all these reasons, I respectfully request that you either sponsor or support an amendment to the Affordable Care Act to provide for a minimum of Ninety (90) days inpatient drug or alcohol treatment up to a maximum of One Hundred Eighty (180) days per year at a facility certified to provide such care by the Secretary of Health of the state in which it is located.

With the help of MoveOn.org I have created a petition seeking support for this amendment. As of this writing, the petition, Anthony's Act - Providing Those Suffering With Addiction A Real Chance at Recovery, has garnered almost 13,000 signatures, many from voters in your state, with more people signing it every minute. In addition a number of organizations – including Brandi's Wish Foundation, A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing), Young People in Recovery (YPR), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) -- are formally supporting Anthony's Act, with more expected to sign on. At the appropriate time, we or one of your constituents will make arrangements to deliver the petition to your offices. In the meanwhile, we would be pleased to meet with you to discuss the proposed amendment.

This is personal for us, and it should be for you as well. We lost a son who did not need to die if proper treatment had been available. Addiction touches one in ten Americans. That means that, statistically, if it has not yet invaded your home, it almost certainly has attacked the home of a neighbor, a staff member or a colleague.

This is also very personal for so many of the people who signed the MoveOn.org petition in the name of a loved one lost to addiction; like the woman from New York, N.Y. who lost two siblings, or the mother from Tiffin, Ohio, who wrote, “I want to sign this petition to help other suffering addicts. My son, Cory, passed away June 7, 2014 from an overdose of he**in, only 29-years-old with children and a wife,” or the woman from Milton, W.Va., who simply said, “this is for you Patrick, love and miss you so very much.”

Many who signed, like the mother from Louisville, Ky., who lost her son Joshua to addiction, believe that long term care could have saved their loved one’s life. A mother from Sterling Heights, Mich. lamented, “If this had been around a year ago I might still have my niece with me, to laugh with, to see her beautiful smile.” Another mother, from Clinton Township, Mich., commented, “I lost a daughter to addiction. This may have saved her life.” “My son Daniel died August 10, 2012,” writes a father from Islip Terrace, N.Y. “We could not get him long term treatment even though he wanted it badly. It could have made the difference between life and death in his case.” A woman from Sun Valley, Ca. lost her 23-year-old son to an overdose in February 2013 after several short-term stints in rehab, which is also all that our insurance would cover.

Comments to the petition also provide strong anecdotal evidence that short-term treatment is ineffective, but long term, in-patient care does work. A woman from Oak forest, Illinois, noted, “As a recovering he**in addict, I can say first hand that 30 days is not enough. People need the opportunity to get away for more than a month to get their lives back on track. I cannot tell you how many friends I have had that have gotten kicked out of their treatment because insurance stopped covering their stay and they have ended up relapsing and some have died.”

“My child died in 2010 at the age of 20,” said a mother from Hendersonville, N.C. “She was in and out of four different rehabs in less than two years, all 30 days or less. Treatment time must be increased to become effective.” A woman from Marshall, Mich. who worked in residential treatment programs stated categorically, “Thirty days is just primarily covering detox (physical & emotional) the more time in treatment the better the likelihood of maintained recovery. Ninety days should be the minimum! It would cost less in the long run.” A California woman recovering from substance abuse explained the issue in one simple sentence. “I relapsed after 40 day treatment and stayed clean with 90 days of treatment. Ten years now!”

The system we now have for treating addiction is not working. The evidence of this is overwhelming. But we have it in our power, you have it in your power, acting on our behalf, to fix it, to put in place a system that provides effective treatment for those who want and need it. Please make Anthony’s Act the law.

Thank you for your time.

Very Truly Yours,
__________________________
Crispin Fiore, for Anthony’s Act
__________________________
Valerie Fiore, for Anthony’s Act

cc: President Barack Obama

IF YOU HAVEN’T YET DONE SO, PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION. We are asking congress to amend the Affordable Care to provide for a minimum of Ninety (90) days inpatient drug or alcohol treatment up to a maximum of One Hundred Eighty (180) days per year at a facility certified to provide such care by the Secretary of Health of the state in which it is located. Let's give those suffering with addiction a real chance at recovery
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/anthonys-act…

Intervention and Family Therapy Training Utilizing Psychodrama and Sociometry to Engage Families and Addicted family systems are locked into unhealthy roles and behaviors.

When conducting an intervention and/or family therapy, it is crucial to utilize sociometry to lower anxiety, and warm up the family to change. In this didactic and experiential "learning lab" workshop, we will demonstrate the benefits of treating the entire family system, and how sociometry and psychodrama can motivate the family towards recovery.

Timeline photos 05/05/2016

Always a great experience with Willingway folks!

Just wrapped up another incredible four days with the folks from Action Intervention Training, held this quarter at Onsite Workshops outside of Nashville. What a special place for renewal and growth. Thanks to all our fellow sponsors, participants, facilitators, hosting staff, and last but not least, MaddMarketing, LLC ❤️

Timeline photos 05/01/2016

Willingway rocks! Thank you Sarah, Rita and Autumn for being a part of this training and thank you Willingway for your continued sponsorship!

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change 04/30/2016

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change

Secret keeping is part of what perpetuates the disease of addiction. Let’s get it out into the open instead so that everyone can heal from it.

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change Jim Tracy, DDS, MA, Bill Maher, CIP & Jean Campbell, LCSW facilitate Action Intervention Training using Intervention modalities, sociometry &...

Timeline photos 04/30/2016

Red Oak Recovery thanks for your sponsorship and for sending two more awesome Red Oak peeps!

Timeline photos 04/30/2016

The enabling family sculpture:

The alcoholic
The enablers
The angry one
The drinking buddy
The lost child

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change 04/30/2016

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change

How do you lower anxiety and raise spontaneity? Come find out.

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change Jim Tracy, DDS, MA, Bill Maher, CIP & Jean Campbell, LCSW facilitate Action Intervention Training using Intervention modalities, sociometry &...

Timeline photos 04/30/2016

A special thanks to Onsite for your generous hospitality during this training. Amelia and Lizzy did an awesome job! Great people here.

Photos from Action Intervention Training's post 04/30/2016

Getting ready to kick off day three!

Timeline photos 04/29/2016

This group is just entirely too serious...

Photos from Action Intervention Training's post 04/29/2016

Putting a pictogram into action with the addicted family system.

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change 04/29/2016

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change

What does sociometry have to do with intervention? Come find out.

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change Jim Tracy, DDS, MA, Bill Maher, CIP & Jean Campbell, LCSW facilitate Action Intervention Training using Intervention modalities, sociometry &...

04/29/2016

Day two, opening group sociometry & choosing the sociodramadic family.

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection - Action Institute of California 04/28/2016

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection - Action Institute of California

Don’t underestimate just how lethal enabling can be. Addiction can’t progress without it.

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection - Action Institute of California There's a paradigm shift that MUST happen in addiction treatment - to include the family in the therapeutic process right from the start. Read more...

Timeline photos 04/28/2016

Overview of the intervention process, including the family's perception.

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection - Action Institute of California 04/28/2016

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection - Action Institute of California

Connection alone won’t “cure” addiction…but it can help.

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection - Action Institute of California There's a paradigm shift that MUST happen in addiction treatment - to include the family in the therapeutic process right from the start. Read more...

Timeline photos 04/28/2016

So happy to have Stephanie presenting for Cirque Lodge this morning!

04/28/2016

Warming up the group this morning with Sociometry exercises. Great group!

04/28/2016

About to kick off AIT's 6th workshop in Tennessee!

Action Intervention Training 04/26/2016

Action Intervention Training

There are still a few seats left for this weeks training, April 28-30th at Onsite. Register today to come join us!

Action Intervention Training ACTION INTERVENTION TRAINING USING ACTION TO EFFECT CHANGE Hosted by Onsite Workshops All accommodations and meals will be provided by Onsite for an additional fee of $500. Please contact Onsite here for reservations. Presented By: Cirque Lodge Willingway Red Oak Recovery Origins Behavioral Healthca…

Action Intervention Training 04/19/2016

Action Intervention Training

Only a few days left to take advantage of the 50% off registration fee for April 28-30th! Enter promotional code HALFOFF

Action Intervention Training ACTION INTERVENTION TRAINING USING ACTION TO EFFECT CHANGE

Action Intervention Training 04/13/2016

Action Intervention Training

The April 28-30th AIT hosted by Onsite is filling up fast! Register now to take advantage of our 50% OFF special!

Action Intervention Training ACTION INTERVENTION TRAINING USING ACTION TO EFFECT CHANGE Hosted by Onsite Workshops All accommodations and meals will be provided by Onsite for an additional fee of $500. Please contact Onsite here for reservations. Presented By: Cirque Lodge Willingway Red Oak Recovery Origins Behavioral Healthca…

Congratulations to Our AIT Facilitators! 04/12/2016

Congratulations to Our AIT Facilitators!

Congratulations to Our AIT Facilitators!

Congratulations to Our AIT Facilitators! AIT's facilitator, Bill Maher presented at TEDxRVA February 24, 2016 and April 8, 2016 on solutions to the op**te epidemic. Check it out here and watch for the April 8th video to be released on the TEDxRVA site soon!

Action Intervention Training 04/12/2016

Action Intervention Training

Announcing 50% OFF April 28-30 training at Onsite Workshops!

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Action Intervention Training 04/05/2016

Action Intervention Training

Seats are still available for the April 28-30th training at Onsite Workshops! Register today!

Action Intervention Training Hosted by Onsite Workshops

Timeline photos 04/04/2016

Congratulations to Action Institute of California - Jean Campbell, LCSW, TEP and Jim Tracy for receiving the 2016 ASGPP Innovator's Award for Action Intervention Training! And congrats to AIT's 3rd partner Bill Maher, Addictions Coach!

Timeline photos 04/01/2016

What do scarves have to do with engaging the addicted family? Join us April 28-30th in Tennessee to find out! http://ow.ly/10bV06

Onsite Workshops Hosted Training Only One Month Away! 03/28/2016

Onsite Workshops Hosted Training Only One Month Away!

Onsite Workshops Hosted Training Only One Month Away!

Onsite Workshops Hosted Training Only One Month Away!

Action Intervention Training 03/28/2016

Action Intervention Training

Having trouble working with resistant families? The primary focus of our training is to bring the family system together as a whole. The next training is April 28-30th in Tennessee. Come see what it's all about!

Action Intervention Training ACTION INTERVENTION TRAINING USING ACTION TO EFFECT CHANGE Hosted by Onsite Workshops All accommodations and meals will be provided by Onsite for...

Action Intervention Training 03/21/2016

Action Intervention Training

The April 28-30th training is booking quick - register today! All alumni get a special discount. Contact us to find out more 505.393.1111 http://ow.ly/ZMjdv

Action Intervention Training ACTION INTERVENTION TRAINING USING ACTION TO EFFECT CHANGE Hosted by Onsite Workshops All accommodations and meals will be provided by Onsite for...

Got Cleavage? - Action Institute of California 03/16/2016

Got Cleavage? - Action Institute of California

Want to learn more about our technique? Check out our own Jean Campbell's article about using action methods with addicted family systems.

Got Cleavage? - Action Institute of California No, not that kind of cleavage, silly. I’m talking about the split that can occur in a group, a family or an organization that can, at its worst,...

AIT April 28-30th Fast Approaching! 03/15/2016

AIT April 28-30th Fast Approaching!

AIT April 28-30th Fast Approaching!

AIT April 28-30th Fast Approaching!

Action Intervention Training 03/15/2016

Action Intervention Training

Register now for the April 28-30th training hosted by Onsite Tickets are going fast - register today!

Action Intervention Training ACTION INTERVENTION TRAINING USING ACTION TO EFFECT CHANGE Hosted by Onsite Workshops Accomodations and meals will be at Onsite for an extra fee. Please contact Lizzy McGlothlin here for reservations. Presented By: Cirque Lodge Willingway Red Oak Recovery Origins Behavioral Healthcare Onsite Worksho…

Action Intervention Training 03/10/2016

Action Intervention Training

Our next training is April 28, 29 & 30th in Tennessee - hosted by Onsite. Register today to save your seat!

Action Intervention Training ACTION INTERVENTION TRAINING USING ACTION TO EFFECT CHANGE Hosted by Onsite Workshops All accommodations and meals will be provided by Onsite for...

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change 03/10/2016

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change

Visit our website at http://actioninterventiontraining.com/ to find out more about our 2016 Workshops!

Action Intervention Training™ - Using Action To Effect Change

There's No Such Thing As Resistance - Action Institute 03/08/2016

There's No Such Thing As Resistance - Action Institute

Great article on the Action Intervention™ model by one of our facilitators Jean Campbell. http://ow.ly/Zeqd6

There's No Such Thing As Resistance - Action Institute There's no such thing as resistance; only innadequate warm up. Addicted family systems need to be warmed up to change.

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