For The Addict

To the Addict/Alcoholic, I want you to know that it is NEVER too late to get help!  You are not worthless and you are not better off dead.  You have a disease and you need help.  Will power will not be able to beat this illness.  Please accept the help that can change your life one day at a time. 

Need help changing, or getting out of a rut? Let me help you reach your goals.

Intervention Services For Addicts and Families

My Approach To Coaching

“My grandson was lost to me and I could not help him.  He used to be such a sweet boy, he was kind and considerate, he was the apple of my eye.  As he went into his teenage years he started to get into trouble and he started to drink and we found drugs in his room.  In a few short years, he was a full blown drug addict.  I didn’t understand how it all happened.  My good friend at church gave me Arik’s name and number at  I reached out to Arik and we hired him to do an intervention.  He took care of everything including detox and rehabilitation.  He actually drove Alex there himself and made sure he went in.  That night was the first night my husband and I slept in a long time.  When Alex came out we hired Arik to continue to work with him,  Alex listened to Arik because Arik was once where Alex was.  Thank you, Arik for helping our grandson get his life back.”

Rebecca H.

I’m really not one to write reviews but I feel I need to.  My parents did the best they could for me, they gave me everything a young lady could ever ask for.  Somewhere down the line I lost my way and got so confused about life and who I was that I fell into drugs and alcohol.  The more I used and drank the stranger my beliefs got.  Looking back now I can see how lost I was.  I tried church, physiatry and doctors but I couldn’t relate to them and they couldn’t relate to me.  Unbeknownst to me my parents looked for an Interventionist and found Arik.  One day I walked into a room full of my loved ones lead by Arik and they told me the truth about who I had become and when I tried to deny it all and excuse it away Arik delivered the truth in a way I had never heard before, he was so kind and loving that it took all the fight out of me.  I made a decision to surrender my will and just trust.  I can tell you it was the best decision I have ever made!  I’ve been clean and sober for over a year now and I’m enjoying life in a way I never had before.  Thank you to my parents and friends for loving me and thank you Arik for knowing how to get through to me in a way no one ever could.  I believe in my heart that had Arik not come into my life I wouldn’t be here now.  I still work with Arik as my addiction coach and he has shown me how to deal with my thoughts and emotions.  Life is good, keep up the hard work Arik, I love you.

Ashley M.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Addiction Coaching?

Addiction Coaching is a well thought out and personalized game plan for those who feel like they need ongoing help to stay clean and sober.  This can include daily check-ins or 24-hour around-the-clock companionship to help them stay clean and sober. Addiction coaching is also available for family and friends to help them set and hold new boundaries to preserve and enjoy their newfound relationship with the addict/alcoholic.

How Do I Know if Addiction Coaching Is Right for Me?

If you have tried everything and the addict/alcoholic is only getting worse and worse then an Intervention can make all the difference in the world, it can be the difference between life and death. It has been my experience that family members ARE NOT the best people to provide the actual help to the addict/alcoholic but they do play a critical and crucial part in finding the right people who can help. An intervention done by someone who knows what they are doing makes all the difference in the world.  A professional Interventionist with years of experience can easily overcome any objections that the addict/alcoholic may have about accepting the help they need.  The interventionist also makes all the necessary arrangements to ensure the proper help is available and provided.

Do You Only Work With Certain People?

I work with EVERYONE!  Drugs and alcohol do not discriminate and either do I.

Do You Offer Ongoing Services?

Ongoing support and coaching is a very BIG part of what I do! Most addicts/alcoholics and their families need continuous help and support until they feel secure and confident enough in their own abilities to maintain their newfound lives.

Do You Work With The Family As Well?

Working with the family is an essential part of helping the Addict/Alcoholic to get and stay clean and sober.  It is of the utmost importance to follow the mutually agreed upon game plan to ensure that we do not return to the old behaviors and patterns that only made things worse.  Newly formed guidelines and boundaries will be tested by the addict/alcoholic so it is imperative to reach out for help when you feel weak BEFORE you give in.  It’s not only the Addict/Alcoholic that needs to change what they do and how they think, the family needs to do the same. It’s not easy but it can and has been done.



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Thousand Oaks, CA