First of all, we could never have done this without the help of Scott. From the first phone call, he stuck with us like glue. He never wavered in his dedication to helping us get our loved one into rehab. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have the help of an interventionist like Scott. He helped make everything seamless and set up everything with the detox facility to the treatment center.
When you’re dealing with high emotions and stress, you need someone experienced to take the wheel. Scott continuously checked in with us, kept us close, and followed up with meetings. He’s been a mentor to others in the family and always went that extra mile to ensure we were all okay. If you’re looking for an honest, professional, experienced, compassionate interventionist, go with this organization and go with Scott. You will be forever grateful and have a new life friend.
Thank you, Scott. Angels come in many forms.
It was really nice catching up with you this last weekend on the phone. As I told you, it is almost three years since my intervention, and I am still sober! Woohoo! My whole recovery was by my Higher Power’s design (whom I choose to call God). Like I said when I took the bottle of Lexipro (anti-depressants) I “forgot” there were 2 more bottles in the linen closet. If I had “remembered,” I would have taken all three bottles. I was convinced that I wasn’t going to treatment, and I had burned my bridges with my family, and the only escape was death. Because of the person that you (John) are, I felt comfortable enough to reach out to you after I took the pills and didn’t die to get the help I needed (a trip to the hospital and an agreement to go to treatment). You accompanied me all the way to Houston and saw me to the hands of the treatment center. If you had conducted the intervention as a “hard ass” I would have thrown you out of my house. But you seemed to know intuitively how to handle me and my addiction.
By the time I got to treatment, I had surrendered and was willing to do “whatever it takes”. I stayed in treatment for 2.5 months. I transferred myself out of Into Action (prison treatment center in Houston, TX) and into The Parc (Memorial Herman Hospital). While I believe both facilities were integral in my recovery, they had entirely different approaches to sobriety and treatment. Into Action was AA-based and centered, while the Parc was individual-based and took a holistic approach. By the time I transferred to The Parc, I had 90 meetings under my belt and had read the big book 3 times. I had completed all the material provided by Into Action long before it was required to be completed and requested more information. I attribute my success in recovery to the wonderful counseling I received both one-on-one and in group at The Parc and the recovery plan my counselor put in place before I returned home. I followed my treatment plan to the letter without complaint. I was supposed to redecorate my home (get rid of all the “wine” decorations), and I did. But then, I decided to go one step further and do a complete remodel of the main floor (not that I am an overachiever or anything). I gutted the bathroom and put new counters and floors and a sink in the kitchen. I believe from beginning to end (from John to the Parc) I was led down the right path for my recovery journey to begin.
Do you need help with someone struggling with addiction?
Don’t know what to do?
Don’t know where to begin?
Don’t know what help is available?
Don’t know how to cope?
For answers to these and many other addiction-related questions, Scott is your guy. From my first conversation with Scott, I felt a great sense of relief that I had the right person to help me and my family through this most difficult and stressful time.
Scott tells you what you need to know, is straightforward and direct, as well as gentle and compassionate. He knows when to press and when to back off. Because he is in recovery, he knows what your family member or friend is going through. Because he understands what his addiction did to his family, he knows what you are going through.
Scott helped me to resist my inclination to come down hard on my struggling family member which made a huge difference in my interactions with him. He prepared me to participate in an intervention, something I was afraid of initially, but that actually became something I knew I could do because I learned what to expect and how best to communicate with my family member.
Speaking of family, Scott treats his clients like family in the best sense of that idea. He was and has continued to be there for every step of the process.
I hope to never have to go through this again, but if I do, I know that Scott will be there for me. I have no hesitation highly recommending Scott and his team.
By the way, I do not write reviews, good or bad. That I am gladly doing so now is a testament to my high regard for Scott and his team.
When we reached out to Synergistic Intervention Specialists I was following up on a recommendation. At the time, I was disillusioned and feeling hopeless regarding a family member who is afflicted by the disease of addiction. Scott was our guide and saving grace. After hearing me out, he proceeded to collect the facts. Once armed with the information Scott helped us see that our concerns were not just valid but that we as a family absolutely had to do something about it and that we indeed could do something about it.
Due to circumstances, we were dealing with a very short timeline. Scott shined through as he explained the process step by step, guided us through it, and we got the results we were looking for. Which was to provide an opportunity for our loved ones to get the help they needed by getting them into an inpatient treatment facility. That was the action needed in our case. Scott and his team were there throughout the whole process helping to identify the right facility and getting them there. What stands out is the fact that Scott has been here for us since then as well. So many moving parts, so much uncertainty, and we would be lost if it was not for Synergistic Intervention Specialists helping guide us every step of the way. Today I have peace, serenity, and hope for my family and for myself. From the bottom of my heart, – Thank You, Scott and Team.
As one would expect, the decision to conduct an intervention for a family member’s addiction is a very difficult one. Even more so, is the multitude of issues that arise from that decision. How do we do this? Who should be involved? What happens after? Having a true professional like Scott Gray guide my family through every step of the process was truly a blessing.
My wife and I had made numerous unsuccessful attempts to get our son to stop using drugs, via various methods. By God’s grace, we were referred to Scott. He explained the intervention process, from start to finish and helped us to decide who should be included. From there he conducted training with all of us on how it would proceed. Additionally, he did the research into treatment centers that would be a good fit for our son, which gave us several good options to choose from. When the time came to have the intervention, I felt totally prepared and had a positive outlook that my son may finally be able to turn things around.
My son entered into treatment and made steady progress, although it was not always smooth sailing. When he hit bumps in the road, Scott was there to explain to us what these things meant in the larger picture of his recovery. Toward the end of his inpatient treatment, it was determined that a transfer to a sober living house would be the best option. Again, Scott was there with a list of options that allowed us to guide our son to the best possible fit for his continued sobriety.
It should be noted that addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, and as such, Scott also connected us with several Al-anon, NAR-anon, and other support groups so that the rest of the family could heal too.
If you are faced with a family member who is struggling with addiction, and you need to get them help, don’t do it alone. I couldn’t imagine trying to navigate this whole process by myself. With Scott by my side to guide me every step of the way, I feel I have given my son the best possible chance at a successful recovery and a new lease on life. While Scott’s title is “intervention specialist”, that really tells only a small part of the story; I would call him a “full-spectrum recovery consultant”.