Todd Ware Addiction Interventions
Todd specializes in supporting individuals move into solution. His experience at Vancouver Coastal Health provides him with the necessary skills to take charge of difficult situations and dealing with addiction problems. In addition, Todd has extensive experience in working with both young men and women in different stages of their recovery process.
Todd Ware has worked in the addiction field supporting individuals for over 17 years. He has worked at Vancouver Coastal Health, West Vancouver School District, Watari Youth Program, and Peak House Youth Treatment in various different roles including:
Intervention Professional, Addiction Recovery Program Coordinator, Violence Prevention Specialist, Youth Worker, Substance Misuse Counsellor, Life Skills Coordinator, and Youth Counsellor.
Todd has training and certifications in:
- Certified Intervention Professional
- Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor
- Provincial Violence Prevention Facilitator
- Mental Health, Addictions, and Dual Diagnosis and Housing Safety
- Suicide and Self Harm Training
- Social Skills Training
- CAT Training (CBT, Concurrent Disorders, RET)
- Workplace Violence: Accessing Risk and Managing Outcomes Training
- Correctional Service of Canada: Correctional Volunteer Orientation Program
- Addiction for Older Addicts Training
- Critical Events Stress Management Training
Ware Interventions is an intervention service that helps support individuals stuck in addiction move into action. By effectively empowering people suffering from addiction and their families with the necessary tools, Ware Interventions is able to not only help each individual involved get the help they need but also provide them with a plan for lifelong recovery, success, and health. At Ware Interventions, we recognize that each individual and their situation are unique, and the approach to their recovery must be personalized. Our team of interventionists is experienced and capable of taking the most daunting set of circumstances and turning them into a success story. Our office is located in Vancouver, BC, and we will travel anywhere in Canada and the United States to facilitate an intervention.
From Ware Interventions
An intervention happens when addicts are asked to join their friends, their families, and finally face the negative impact their addiction has had, not only on their lives, but the lives of the people around them. Understanding how others view their addiction, and understanding the impact, is an important step to recovery.
The session is led by a certified interventionist: someone who helps guide families, friends, and employers through a process to support the addict to seek help.
The Intervention Process
- Initial Consultation – Usually by phone call or other correspondence.
- Meet and Greet – Consultation with family, friends or employer(s) concerned about an individual to evaluate the intervention process and determine the best course of action. This is also a time for families to consider if the interventions process is right for them.
- Intervention Planning Session – Clearly outline the intervention process and coordinate / plan for client including the following:
- Individuals to be present during intervention
- Treatment readiness evaluation and selection
- Pretreatment planning (individual transport, withdrawal management)
- Intervention Rehearsal – To prepare family members for the intervention.
Ware Interventions recognizes the intervention process based on models that have been developed within the continuum of intervention specialists worldwide.
The following are the models most commonly used within the intervention field and have been proven to be successful:
FAMILY SYSTEMIC MODEL
THE JOHNSON MODEL
Ware Interventions will meet with families, friends, employers and assess the current state of the using individual and with the input and feedback from the family, create a comprehensive approach to the intervention process.
Is an intervention right for you?
There are many ways to go about an intervention, and you will have a lot of questions. That’s ok. You’ve taken the first step already, you’ve decided that an intervention is the way to help someone you love get past their addiction.
The next step is simple, just pick up the phone and contact us. We’ll talk about what’s involved. We’ll talk about readiness, planning, the intervention process, and options for continuing recovery.
There’s no obligation to continue after our initial consultation. The important thing to remember is that we want to create the best opportunity for the addict to overcome their behaviour. That takes time, and timing. Recovery is a lifetime pursuit, and it’s done one step and one day at a time.