TESTIMONIALS On First Edition:

“Within three minutes after we started talking, dad was in tears, and so was everyone else. Within 10 minutes Ed had him admitting he was an alcoholic and within 45 he agreed to treatment.”

Connie Jacobson

Daily Breeze – How To Tell An Addict You’re Killing Yourself, Verne Palmer, January 7, 1996, Page H1

“Each patient arrives on our doorstep like a very carefully wrapped package, (All) we need to do is take the ribbon off and let the work begin.”

Nancy Waite-O’Brien, Ph.D

Former Clinical Director of the Betty Ford Center

“(Mr. Storti is) the consummate professional who not only provides extraordinary pre-admission consultation but offers exceptional follow-up to both patients and family members.”

Jeffrey E. Donnelly

Former Program Director for the Chemical Dependency Center – Hoag Memorial Hospital

“Ed Storti utilizes his vast experience in treatment recovery to assist both the clients of New Found Life as well as their families. Mr. Storti’s presentations are vital to the New Found Life Program as they offer essential tools to those affected by the disease of chemical dependency. His contribution is an indispensable component to the success of our clients and we are immensely grateful to have him at our facility.”

Jeremy Frank

Vice President of Operations
New Found Life

“Ed Storti came to my house with several of my friends. They had approached me many times with their concern regarding my “problem.” I had lost any hope or desire to stop drinking. Their support along with Ed’s “magic” convinced me to go to treatment. That was 25 years ago. Thanks, Ed, you saved my life.”

Steve Jackson

Former Clinical Director of the Betty Ford Center

On Second Edition:

“Simply said, Ed Storti is the consummate professional. His vast experience and knowledge coupled with his humility and deep compassion make for one very special human being. He has been a great mentor but above that, a true friend.”

Bill Ryan

Intervention Specialist/CEO – Ryan Recovery Group

“Ed always makes me feel like I am the only person in the room. His presentations are highly prepared and impeccably presented.”

Patti Pike

CanAm Intervention Specialist

“Ed Storti is a man of high integrity whose life exemplifies an honorable approach to every relationship. His model of Motivational Intervention continues to stand out as one that truly communicates love and dignity and seeks healing for the entire family.”

Bill & Linda Woodbury

Co-authors of Enable–ism

“My heart and soul are always filled with gratitude and joy when I look across a room to see our participants or staff engaged in one of Ed Storti’s incredibly powerful presentations. Ed’s knowledge, experience, energy and integrity consistently creates a pleasant and riveting learning experience for our all Agency In-Service Trainings as well as our public continuing Education//Networking events. In my opinion, in our industry, Ed Storti is an extremely well respected presenter, interventionist, historian and gentleman. It just doesn’t get any better!”

Mike Schaub

Senior Director of Community Relations – Social Model Recovery Systems

“Ed Storti has been a Preferred Provider for Family Interventions for the Betty Ford Center since our opening in 1982.
Ed is the consummate professional. I have personally observed his work since we became friends and colleagues over 37 years ago.
The “Storti Model” of Intervention represents the highest standard for quality family services in the Industry. The centerpiece of Ed”s work is “motivational kindness”.
Families needing assistance in moving a loved one to get help are in great hands with Ed Storti.”

Jerry McDonald

Business Development & Admissions – Betty Ford Center (Retired)

On Heart to Heart:

“The Betty Ford Center enjoys working with Ed to get those who are chemically addicted into professional treatment.”

Betty Ford Center

Rancho Mirage

“This book describes a service of ultimate love for somebody you care about.”

Jim Wright

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives

“What you do is sacramental.”

Martin Sheen


“Ed Storti continues to be one of recovery’s greatest success stories. His gift of unconditional and nonjudgmental love is, in fact, the gift of life itself.”

Paul Williams

Songwriter, Composer, and Actor

“I have seen firsthand the effect of a timely and professionally conducted intervention. The benefits to the person who otherwise could not stop abusing alcohol-not to mention that person’s family and friends-are invaluable when the intervention is a success.”

John Gavin

Former United States Ambassador to Mexico

“Ed Storti’s remarkable ability to demonstrate family intervention to UCLA dental students leaves the class spellbound and always results in a request to come back each year.”

Robert M. Kransy, D.D.S. , M.A.

Director of Chemical Dependency Studies, UCLA School of Dentistry

“As usual your work was exemplary, and I learned a great deal in the process. I look forward to our working together again.”

Garrett O’ Connor, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA

“Ed Storti has developed an intervention model which is highly effective; it is primarily based on positive, caring emotions rather than on consequences and confrontation (“tough love”). I am so enthusiastic about Ed’s model that we have had him demonstrate and teach intervention techniques to both our medical students and our faculty at UCLA for the past five years.”

J. Thomas Ungerleider, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Presidential appointee on Marijuana and drug abuse