John grew up in a dysfunctional, substance abusing family. Cocaine and alcohol were his drugs of choice. After years of denying his own addiction, John decided to get sober shortly before his son was born. John is the first in his family to get sober and he has sustained that sobriety for over three decades.
In spite of his own personal efforts, breaking family patterns proved to be too much to overcome. As a father, he watched other members of his family slip into a downward spiral that led to multiple attempts at treatment and recovery. Heartbroken, John shifted his approach to a more purposeful resolve that ultimately led to his own son’s sobriety. Looking back, his son’s success is a testament to the power of intervention, treatment and the self-determination to seek out long-term support.
John facilitated his first intervention over 25 years ago. It set him on a path of passion, purpose and professional development. John’s unique style is informed by decades of “feeling” his way into the hearts of families – desperate for experienced guidance. John’s talent for intervention and long-term recovery is proven-effective and widely acclaimed by the top treatment centers of the country.