The interventionist is the individual who helps people suffering from addiction or unhealthy behaviors and their friends and family find an apprpriate solution. The solution may be to go to a formal treatment program, counseling, or 12 step group. The Interventionist helps the individual and family to accept treatment and recovery. The interventionist supports, educates, and provides guidance, direction and training, as well as the actual intervention and aftercare.

Primary objectives – One of the primary objectives of an Interventionist is to assist the family and support members confront a person in non-threatening way and to allow them to see how self-destructive behavior, and how it affects themselves, family and friends. The Intervention usually involves several people who are prepared to talk to a person who has been engaging in some sort of self-destructive behavior. In a clear and respectful way, they inform the person of factual information regarding his or her behavior and how it may have affected them. The immediate objective of an interventionist is for the person bent on self-destruction to listen and to accept help from all who care.

Who We Are

Acknowledging that addiction and associated co-occurring disorders are diseases of denial and deception, Intervention Success strives to provide hope and practical solutions for families and friends concerned for the well-being of a suffering relative or friend. Further, Intervention Success strives to awaken hope and a way out toward a solution for the relative and friend suffering from addiction, depression and other co-occurring disorders.

Our Mission is to provide the most effective, evidence-based intervention and treatment services for clients and their families so that everyone may reclaim their lives and live their lives fully.
Stephen B. Timmer, JD, CAS, BRI-1, NCIP
Intervention Qualifications
  • OVER 120 Interventions conducted successfully without one failure – everyone successfully entering a treatment program.
  • Licensed by the State of Florida as Certified Addiction Specialist.
  • Board Registered Interventionist - Level I – BRI-1
  • Nationally Certified Intervention Practitioner – NCIP – 1
  • ARISE CAI Intervention Training.
  • Insured by professional liability carrier in the amount of US $3 million.
  • A graduate of the University of Florida - College of Law with Juris Doctor degree.
  • A graduate of Eckerd College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International studies.
  • A graduate of Stonebridge Colleges with a diploma in Substance Abuse Counseling with distinction.
  • Member - National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
  • Member - National Association of Drug and Alochol Interventionists.
  • Member - Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA).
  • Multi-Lingual - Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Japaense.

Code of Ethics – Association of Intervention Specialists
The Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS) has promulgated the following Code of Ethics to which I and all other professional interventionists agree to adhere:

Code of Ethics
All members adhere to the AIS Code of Ethics as reproduced below:

PRINCIPLE 1: Non-Discrimination The intervention specialist must not discriminate against clients, organizations, or other professionals based on race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, mental or physical handicap, national origin or economic condition.


It is life-changing for everyone – neither the afflicted Intervention Subject (“IS”) is ever the same after the intervention.

Generally, all the interventions in which I have participated, share several common characteristics:

  • Everyone is nervous about what’s going to happen.
  • The afflicted Intervention Subject is usually on his or her best behavior because he or she is embarrassed and afraid.
  • A good intervention starts out tense, but the mood generally goes to relief, optimism, and hope.
  • The family and friends feel empowered and so does the IS because they have taken responsibility for themselves by taking action.
  • Things that everyone knew or believed are being disclosed and spoken about publicly for the first time which demonstrates that secrets keep us sick and releasing them releases their power.
  • Life as it was before, with quiet worry and desperation, is never the same. Life becomes a new adventure with excitement, joy, and peace.


Intervention Success

A radical approach with proven success in dealing with addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Let’s Stop The Insanity! We specialize in the most difficult cases.