Q) Why use a consultant?
Consultants are independent; we work specifically for the family, not for a specific program or organization, and our job is to help you establish the best course of action for your needs. A consultant who is experienced and competent will have visited programs all around the country, providing an assessment on the best fit for your loved one. A consultant will also advocate for your family member throughout the therapeutic process to make sure all your family’s needs are getting met.
Q) Why use Ferguson BHC?
A) Allowing a professional to guide during this difficult time will take some of the pressure and stress off of the family. Our team is well versed in managing crisis, and creating strong plans to help families move towards a solution. Ferguson BHC has a large network of therapists, residential treatment centers, outdoor therapeutic programs, outpatient centers, and aftercare programs, with which we’ve visited and built long-standing relationships.We are committed to finding the perfect fit for your loved one. Ferguson BHC has a unique speciality in working with adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders.
Q) I feel like I am going behind his/her back. Is this normal?
A) It is perfectly normal. The reality of the situation is such that the person in crisis is not making the right decisions. Remember- you are doing the right thing by helping someone in crisis. Our goal is to establish the correct course of action, and sometimes we need a strategy before approaching the person with whom we’re concerned.
Q) During an intervention, do we sit around and criticize her/him?
A) Absolutely not! During the intervention we talk about the behaviors and actions that have surrounded the addiction and/or behaviors and the feelings surrounding them. The interventions facilitated are done in a very loving, non-judgmental manner. An intervention is a GIFT- we are taking time to sit down with a loved one, tell them why we’re concerned, and offer the option of help.
Q) How do I know if intervention is the right action to take?
A) Most always by the time someone is looking into outside help they are at a place where a professional is needed. Alcoholism and addictions and other behaviors are so devastating to people and their families that it is our hope that you will seek help to stop the painful cycle. There is always some sort of intervention- be it academic, legal or medical, and our goal is to step in before the consequences become too dire.
Q) Are intervention and consulting services all kept confidential?
A) Yes, all work done between the family, Ferguson BHC, and the therapeutic facility is held in the strictest confidence.
Q) How does our family decide what therapeutic program is best for her/him?
A) While working with the family, Ferguson BHC will find out what the nature of the crisis is and ask many background questions. Our team will present different therapeutic options to the family and together we will make the decision.
Q) Do you talk with the therapeutic program and help with the admission process?
A) Yes. Once a therapeutic program has been chosen, Ferguson BHC will contact them and send them an assessment. Ferguson BHC will then make sure there is an opening for the person and keep the therapeutic program aware of the timeline of the intervention and admission.
Q) What is inpatient treatment or outdoor therapy?
A) Inpatient treatment provides care and support 24-hours per day. Inpatient, or residential treatment, is a safe haven for individuals to heal. Outdoor therapeutic programs provide a healing, nurturing therapeutic environment built and structured to create a safe place for your loved one. By removing the family member in crisis from his/her current environment, we will provide an opportunity for growth, change, and sobriety.