Intervention Services: Admissions Help and The Love First Model

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Intervention is best described as the experience of surrounding a loved one with support and encouragement from those who love them most. The goal is to help them accept treatment as well as begin the journey of recovery. We want that person to become aware of the ways in which their problem is affecting others, themselves and their future. But just as importantly, we want your loved one to know how much they are loved, missed and valued as an important member of your family and an important person in your life. Hopefully, with a new understanding, the person will choose to accept the gift and opportunity of treatment to help them begin the journey of recovery.

Full Life Counseling believes that it’s best to intervene with love and respect. This helps the person preserve their dignity while still encouraging them to choose health and recovery.

Our lead interventionist is Ginny Mills, Founder and Clinical Director for Full Life. Ginny has been successfully guiding family teams through the Love First-model of intervention since 2009 and has over 30 years of experience in the field of addiction, recovery and behavioral health. Ginny has successfully shepherded over 100 families through intervention with 93% choosing admission. She is as gentle as she can be and as respectfully firm as she must be to achieve the desired results of successful admission to treatment. She’s equally clear in encouraging ongoing engagement by family members for the best possible outcome.

Ginny will walk you through the process of deciding if intervention is right for your family and, if so, through every step of the process including:

  • Deciding who needs to be a part of your intervention team
  • Choosing 1-2 treatment programs that are right for your loved one
  • Developing a solid plan for preparing for and guiding your team through the intervention meeting with your loved one,
  • Facilitating the actual admission of your loved one through the admissions process, and
  • Helping your family know how to proceed with supporting your loved one’s recovery (and your own) in the weeks and months to come.

While intervention does require intense planning, the process can be completed within 7-21 days of the initial inquiry phone call.

Please explore the links below for help in preparing for an intervention:


6 Articles Describing Love First Model Interventions


Step-by-Step Process


Explanation of Full Life Fees & Expenses


Words of Inspiration from Debra Jay

Treatment Matching Questionnaire

Intervention Letter Writing Tips

Understanding Bottom Lines for Adults

Understanding Bottom Lines for Adolescents

Meet Our Intervention Specialists

Ginny H. Mills, MAEd, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS, Clinical Director

It has been my privilege for 30+ years to walk with individuals and families affected by drug use – their own or that of someone they love. Although I'm credentialed as an "addiction specialist," a better description of me would be "hope specialist." I help frustrated, exhausted, and terrified parents find answers and hope, despite watching their children spiral downward because of drug use. They know that nothing else is working, but they refuse to give up. I work collaboratively with parents while also educating, equipping, and inspiring parents to respond wisely (rather than to react instinctively) to their drug-using son or daughter.

Dan Hogue, Interventions & Sobriety Support

Sometimes we all just need a little help. Whether it is transitioning from treatment to sober living, through a high-risk situation, or even returning home after a successful treatment experience, sometimes the experience can be a little unsettling. It can help to have someone like me who has walked the same journey to offer support, guidance and encouragement along the way. 

About Our Practice

Full Life offers counseling for issues as diverse as compulsive eating, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and marital and couples challenges in addition to substance use disorders and recovery-related services. Clinicians use a variety of techniques to address these, including, but not limited to EMDR, hypnosis, and DBT. Other staff additions have allowed us to broaden our scope to provide care for those seeking a deeper spiritual life, healing and connections in the area of sexuality in recovery, chronic pain and trauma work.

Fees & Insurance

Clinical staff bill according to their credentials and experience using a tier system. Please review the Fee Schedule and/or Staff pages for more information. Some counselors’ services may be eligible for insurance reimbursement, while others’ services are not reimbursable. This information is also posted in the Full Life lobby.

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