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ADDICTION SERVICES ROAD MAP

Upon discovering your loved one's substance use, addiction or mental health issues, it is often difficult to know what to do next. This guide outlines key steps to help you make the right choice for your family.

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Does your loved one need treatment for substance abuse or mental health issues?

YES

NOT SURE?

Schedule a 60 minute consulting session. At this appointment we will meet with you to listen and understand the specifics or your difficult situation. As each situation is unique, we will make recommendations for the next best step for you to take.

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Is your loved one willing to get help?

YES

NO

INTERVENTION SERVICES

This is not uncommon! We offer intervention services for families who have loved ones that need treatment but are unwilling to accept help. As a family or frined you have leverage that can be used to encourage your loved one to enter treatment. Watch the following video titled Families Empower Change to better understand why someone with substance use may not be able to make this decision on their own.

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If your loved one is wiling to accept help & go to treatment, but you are unsure of the level of care and/or need help identfying the right program for them, we offer consulting & placement services.

TREATMENT CONSULTING & PLACEMENT SERVICES

We will consult with you and obtain a full clinical history so that we fully understand your unique situation. From there we make a level of care recommendation, treatment program recommendations specific to your loved one's needs and coordinate and assist in the admissions process.

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Our Founder

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Kirsten Banks, MA, LPC, CPCS, CAI, CIP is a Georgia State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), a Board Registered Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), a nationally Certified ARISE® Interventionist (CAI), and a Certified PC Trauma Therapist. Kirsten has worked in the addiction and behavioral health field for over 20 years and specializes in addiction, codependency, trauma, as well as family and couples counseling. Kirsten earned her BA and BS degrees in Sociology and a minor in Rehabilitative Services in Women’s Studies from the University of Florida in 1998. In 2005, she earned her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University.

In addition to her work as a therapist and interventionist, Kirsten has had extensive community involvement in the local area to help combat the impact of drug addiction on the community. Kirsten developed and facilitates a local support group and online support community called Parent Recovery Network (PRN) for parents and grandparents of children of all ages who have any type of addiction.