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AS AN INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG COUNSELOR AND INTERVENTION SPECIALIST, ED STORTI HAS DEVELOPED A MODEL TO HELP YOU DETERMINE WHETHER MOTIVATIONAL INTERVENTION CAN HELP. THIS MODEL IS MADE OF SEVERAL SERVICES.

One chief contribution of The Storti Model is that it adapts the model to the patient’s needs and the family’s situation. The intervention specialist creates a positive presentation, choreographed to aid the group in performing the presentation with dignity and clarity. “Our findings have shown that there is no difference in accepting one’s disease whether the patient made the first call or was intervened upon,” reports Mr. Storti. Patients often make the first call only when they find themselves virtually destroyed. In The Wall Street Journal, a client of Mr. Storti reports that, “My husband was slowly dying.” She adds that Mr. Storti’s intervention was “a gift of life”. (WSJ, October 23, 1995).

Mr. John Allen of the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism said, “We allow people to lose a lot of their lives because we get queasy about raising the issue. But you don’t do the person any favors this way. Fact is, it’s treatable.” (Ibid.)

The key is Motivational Intervention™, the central theme of Mr. Storti’s model. The positive presentation aspect of the model helps the patient acknowledge the need for help while they still can feel hope, love and respect.

Mr. Storti’s steps are based on sound principles and the experience of over 3,500 interventions. A Storti Model intervention creates insight for the addict and provides a positive experience that leads to taking action.

Available Services Are as Follows:

INQUIRY

INQUIRY

The inquiry is a fact-finding process to evaluate the case dynamics, and to present the intervention model and its possible application to the presenting concerns/issues.

ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT

An assessment helps you to learn whether moving forward with an intervention is appropriate, and if it is, how it can be done most effectively and safely.

PREPARATION

PREPARATION

The preparation takes place usually the day before the intervention. It is designed to explain in full the intervention procedure, the energy that is needed from the participants and the need to stay unified throughout and after the procedure.

INTERVENTION

INTERVENTION

The intervention’s purpose is to bring a group of people together who will express their wishes for the patient to enter treatment (or other solution). The right people are identified during the assessment. The best way of expressing wishes and hopes is explained during the preparation. The intervention is a gift procedure to be presented with honor and respect.

FOLLOW UP

FOLLOW UP

The follow up is a service performed by the Interventionist after the Intervention presentation has been performed.
Its chief purpose is to help the family, friends and colleagues to understand the events that occur after intervening and to help with the transition of treatment and future continuum of treatment recommendations.

CASE MANAGEMENT

CASE MANAGEMENT

Many families and patients need ongoing counsel and goal setting after the Intervention and treatment. This service can help by post coaching and support in getting past unresolved issues and attaining family harmony.