Working Together to Change the Things We Can

Does someone you love need an intervention?

Having battled our own addictions, we understand.Our mission is to provide professional and compassionate intervention services to those suffering.

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Family plays a crucial role in the recovery process.

An addict or alcoholic may not be willing to accept that they need help. Sometimes it may be necessary for a family to intervene. Our intervention professionals work extensively with families and provide them with the necessary education to help them understand that their loved one suffers from an illness.

Our goal is to change your entire family’s dynamic in order to support your loved one throughout the process by focusing on preparing you for the intervention and whatever the outcome may be.

We provide drug and alcohol intervention services for families and their loved ones in need.

Intervention services Include:

  1. Free initial phone consultation.
  2. Family Education Day Training. The goal of this process is to educate your family on the nature of the situation, help in establishing healthy boundaries, and improve the communication skills before, during, and after the intervention.
  3. Helping you choose the best fitting rehabilitation facility for the substance abuser. We have no affiliation with any facilities, we only provide your family with options. The final decision is yours. 
  4. Conducting the Intervention.
  5. Escorting the substance abuser to the predetermined treatment facility and conducting a hand off with the intake team.
  6. Facilitating communications with the treatment facility, pending a Release Of Information (ROI). 
  7. Up to 3 one hour post-intervention follow-up sessions, at your family’s discretion. More sessions can be added at your request.

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Individuals uniting to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual efforts.

Seeing the pain addiction causes families is heart-wrenching.

Feeling the love families sustain is heartwarming.

Observing a family’s willingness to learn and change is humbling.

Uniting families through our services is awe-inspiring.

Harnessing the strength of a family united in recovery is Synergistic!

John A. Miller, NCIP

John is a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional (NCIP) and an active member of the recovery community for over 20 years. As such, John has seen countless times the wreckage addiction can cause (in all of its forms), how powerful the family intervention process is, and how tremendously rewarding recovery can be.

John is profoundly grateful for his recovery and tries to give back by helping families find the path to recovery.

Scott Gray, NCACIP

Scott is a Nationally Certified Advanced Clinical Intervention Professional (NCACIP), and Senior Interventionist for Synergistic Intervention Specialists and Training. Scott has provided over 200 interventions since 2018 and is currently working towards his Associate’s Degree in Psychology. Prior to becoming an interventionist, Scott acted as the Interim Program Manager for the Federal Probations Program with Mental Health Systems and was also dedicated to helping teens as the Program Manager and Senior SUD counselor for the North Central Teen Recovery Center with the McAlister Institute.

Scott is committed to helping the family change just as much as the individual who struggles.

Patrick Trujillo

Patrick serves as the business manager for Synergistic and is one of the three founders. He has a BS in business and also works as a full-time marketing coordinator in the nonprofit industry. Prior to earning his bachelor’s degree, Patrick served in the United States Marine Corps for over nine years. Patrick has seen firsthand the destruction substance abuse can cause and importance of a family coming together to help a loved one try and recover. 

“My goal in life is to try and help others who don’t know how to help themselves.”

Dr. Jennifer Miller, PSYDConsultant

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a Clinical and Consulting Psychologist. She is trained and experienced in providing trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders/codependency, and depressive and anxiety disorders. She has extensive experience treating service members and their families. Dr. Miller’s professional and personal life has been impacted by the disease of addiction.  Professionally, her experience includes providing assessment, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and support to those suffering from the disease of addiction, as well as, their friends and families.  Dr. Miller has been active in the recovery community for over 20 years.  Dr. Miller also has advanced mindfulness training and is certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction—trained and employed by UC San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness, she has taught over 25, 8-week MBSR courses.  Dr. Miller knows from experience that recovery is not a destination, it is an adventure we take together.

Our Interventionists are available to help you and your family

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Frequently Asked Questions

If we are a good fit to help, we will assist in finding a treatment center that best suits the needs of your loved one. We will also conduct Family Education day, the Intervention, transportation of your family member to treatment, and multiple post intervention check-ins with the family as needed.

Our initial consultation is free. After the consultation, we determine our prices depending on the scope of the work and the family’s needs.

We will do our best to try and guide your loved one to treatment, but the fact is, they can still say no. This is why so much of our focus is on the family and trying to prepare them for any possible outcome. We don’t define a successful intervention as to whether your loved one goes to treatment. Instead, we define a successful intervention as a family coming together and no longer allowing their loved one to systematically destroy the lives of the family or themselves.

We don’t know. It’s not for us, or you, to decide. This is their journey. We are just here to narrow their options, try and facilitate a bottom, and guide them towards recovery.

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