I wanted to write and tell you how grateful we are with your assistance and intervention to get our son to ask for help and go into treatment this morning. You were a Godsend to our family from the very start of our discussions, the pre-intervention meeting and the actual intervention. During the pre-intervention meeting, you allowed each of us to voice our feelings of anger, guilt and frustration and then with skill and gentleness you moved us to thinking about our son and what we needed to do for a successful intervention.
During the intervention our family was deeply moved when our son admitted he needed help and agreed to treatment. We also very much appreciated that you worked with us with compassion and showed a strong personal commitment to starting our son on a road to recovery.
Later today, I decided to clean my son’s bedroom and sort through things and I realized that we were blessed in that we had the opportunity to clean his room knowing he was in treatment. While I was not happy with some of the things that I found, I realized that if we had not had an intervention, we may have been cleaning out his room under very different circumstances.
We understand that we have a very long road ahead of us for our son and family. I know we do not know what the future holds and there are no guarantees. But I do want to thank you for today and I know you are committed to us for the future.
Thank you and may God Bless you.
Dave and Cheri B.
Orange County, CA