The ARISE Intervention. Using family and network links to engage addicted persons in treatment

J Subst Abuse Treat. 1998 Jul-Aug;15(4):333-43. doi: 10.1016/s0740-5472(97)00212-2.


An alternative method to the Johnson Institute's "Intervention" is presented which, while incorporating many of Johnson's innovations, is, additionally: (a) less confrontative, thereby avoiding the reactivity in clients and family members that such confrontational approaches have tended to evoke; (b) takes into account both the needs of the chemically dependent person as well as the needs of the larger family and network system; and (c) aimed toward enrolling substance abusers in outpatient (as well as inpatient) treatment, thus placing it more in line with managed care priorities. Principles for treatment engagement are presented, accompanied by case examples. The approach is part of a more comprehensive model designed to maximize successful engagement with a minimum amount of professional time and effort.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Crisis Intervention*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • New York
  • Social Support*
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Centers* / methods
  • Substance-Related Disorders / therapy*
  • Treatment Refusal*