CLEVELAND, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An April 18, 2011 Crain's Cleveland Business article entitled, "The Rise, Unraveling and Return of Jeff Christian," has spurred numerous calls and emails to Christian's Number 12 Foundation. The Number 12 Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the mission of saving lives and families from the disease of alcoholism and addiction by building bridges to lasting recovery.
Our most immediate concerns are people that may need an intervention. The Number 12 Foundation has conducted several professional interventions since its inception for individuals without insurance or who are homeless or have depleted all of their resources and their families and friends have nowhere else to go.
According to Jeff Christian, Founder and Executive Director of The Number 12 Foundation, "The day the article came out we were contacted by many in need some of whom the solution might be an intervention."
Christian added, "Families, friends, bosses and co-workers generally don't know what to do when someone they love and/or care about is in crisis with alcohol and/or drugs.
"Recommending the individual go to 12-step meetings doesn’t always work. Most alcoholics and addicts refuse to get help.
“Typically, the best shot at saving an addict in this state is an intervention. It’s not a guarantee, but it provides a tangible process that can significantly enhance the chances that the individual who needs help will get it.”
Christian explained that The Number 12 Foundation intervention includes the following steps:
1. Careful planning;
2. Confront the person;
3. Family and friends sharing their concerns and worries;
4. Setting Boundaries/delivering of consequences if the person does not seek treatment;
5. Asking the individual if he or she is ready to get help;
6. If successful, the person is taken to treatment.
In addition, The Number 12 Foundation has a seventh step. Step 7 is that The Number 12 Foundation "sticks with the individual in crisis." They work with the person while they are in treatment (if local), introduce him to possible sponsors, get him working on the steps, and continue to be there for him when he gets out.
“Today we are finding solutions for all those who have contacted us. Each one is a unique situation that requires a willing participant, a plan of action, and a supportive recovery community,” concluded Christian.
About The Number 12 Foundation
The Number 12 Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the mission of saving lives and families from the disease of alcoholism and addiction by building bridges to lasting recovery. Go to http://www.Number12Foundation.org.
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