To Whom It May Concern:
I recently discovered that my older brother was an alcoholic. Having never been faced with this situation before, my family and I were not properly equipped to perform an intervention ourselves. After seeking out and speaking with several interventionists, it became quite clear that Carmine’s skills and approach set him apart and well above the rest. With my brother’s level of alcohol dependence, combined with his resistant personality, Carmine’s calm and non-combative approach was just what my brother needed.
The intervention was successful. Not only was it successful, but Carmine was able to get my brother to concede rather quickly. His entire strategy was careful, controlled, and most of all, compassionate. Any other approach, with my brother’s unpredictable nature, could have produced a devastating outcome.
The days leading up to the intervention, Carmine made himself available 24/7 for any questions or concerns that we had. During the pre-intervention, he explained the course of the actual intervention, our roles, potential and likely reactions from my brother, as well as his fail-safe contingency plans should my brother refuse treatment. His gentle yet firm control of the intervention never waivered, and he expertly provided considerate support to my brother during the flight to the treatment facility.
The structure of any intervention and conversation can be replicated. However, Carmine’s caring demeanor and understanding temperament cannot. My family and I would never have succeeded in the intervention without Carmine’s sound guidance and warm presence.
I would not trust my brother with anyone else. I highly recommend Carmine without reservation. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.