Jay Schneider is a professionally trained Interventionist and is familiar with the sense of loneliness, fear, and desperation while in the grips of the disease of addiction. He has been there & understands what it’s like to be in that dark place of Life or Death. Since being professionally trained in Interventions in 2001, Jay travels all over the United States and parts of the World to conduct Interventions. He has performed hundreds of Interventions over the years and is trained in many different modalities of intervention. He has worked in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in various roles as a Behavioral Health Counselor to a Crisis Interventionist and Mental Health Community Court Liaison. He is a member of NAADAC-The Association for Addiction Professionals. Jay is committed to helping you and your loved one get back on “Solid Footing” so that all involved may begin to Live a new Life, full of Love, Happiness and Prosperity. He is dedicated to lending his strength, encouragement and vast experience to your family or your client in an effort to stop the suffering that is endured by all.
Addiction is a systemic disease, meaning it affects more than just the individual using the drugs & alcohol. Addiction affects the whole system whether it be a family or work environment. Making the initial call to Bridge to Shore Interventions will help you in creating a plan that will ensure the highest potential for success.
An Intervention is about Change. It is about taking a vital role in the Life of your loved one to effectively and systematically bring about a real and true awareness in relationship to the current life status of the person addicted. No one searches the internet or picks up the phone because all is going well in the world. They pick up the phone because there is an issue with a loved one, friend or co-worker which has placed them in a position in which they are void of ideas on how to help effectively. The AMA (American Medical Association) states that addiction is a treatable, chronic and deadly disease. It is progressive and gets worse over time. This impacts all those around them. It is vital that there is immediate action taken to stop the progression of the illness and give that person suffering some tools that can effectively treat the disease. If the disease is not treated, the viscous cycle of addiction will continue until grave consequences happen. It's the same as if someone had cancer or any fatal disease. We would give them all of the treatment and care needed to best help their chances of survival. Addiction is not a "Choice" for those who suffer. It is their "Solution" and not their "Problem". Intervention is about working with the Mind of those addicted to break through their way of thinking, in order to bring about a moment of clarity, so that the family or friends can touch the heart & soul of their loved one and motivate them to accept help today. Treatment is about giving those addicted a new "Solution" and set of specialized tools to cease the viscous cycle of addiction and to impress upon them the necessity of daily treatment for their disease.
Choosing to perform an intervention is never an easy decision. It is, at its base, a confrontational act, forcing open communication on emotionally laden subjects that are usually not spoken about, and there are risks involved. Deciding on the point at which behavior has become a serious enough issue to warrant an intervention can be difficult. While popular wisdom states that an addict must reach “rock bottom” to really be ready for help, modern medical, psychological and addiction sciences refute that. Interrupting the cycle during the abuse phase, according to the Mayo Clinic, is an opportunity to give “your loved one a clear opportunity to make changes before things get really bad.” The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes addiction as a progressive, chronic disease and states that the sooner treatment is sought, the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome. Furthermore, the NIDA also notes that “treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. Sanctions or enticements from family, employment settings, and/or the criminal justice system can significantly increase treatment entry, retention rates, and the ultimate success of drug treatment interventions.” If a loved one’s behavior demonstrates obvious patterns of substance abuse and is having a negative impact on day-to-day living for him or her and those who care about them, it may be time to plan an intervention. Don't wait until drug addiction or alcohol addiction takes them to "Rock Bottom". By then it may be too late. We help "Raise the Bottom" and invite those being intervened upon to accept help today.