Leading Intervention and Recovery Services Since 2002
Since its inception in 2002, AiR has grown to become the leading provider of clinical behavioral health consultations, interventions and case management throughout the world. AiR’s staff of expert clinicians is the most experienced and knowledgeable team working in the field today. All of the information families need regarding what to do, where to go and how to maintain sustainable recovery, is available through AiR.
The intervention approach used by AiR is based on the Johnson Model of Intervention developed by the late Dr. Vernon Johnson in Minnesota in the 1960s. This technique has been used effectively since that time to move people away from destructive behavior and toward health and stability. (Using a caring and direct approach-with the help of a highly skilled professional- this model seeks to break through the wall of denial surrounding a loved one by presenting the positive option to pursue recovery with support, as well as the negative consequences of refusal to accept help.) AiR President and founder Andrew Wainwright was trained by Dr. Johnson’s direct successor Dr. James Fearing at National Counseling Intervention Services in Minneapolis. Andrew worked for Dr. Fearing from 1997 until his death in 2002. After Dr. Fearing’s death, Andrew founded AiR to continue the work of these pioneers, as well as to expand the clinical services available to families adding plans for ongoing counseling, education and advocacy.
During the 10 years since its founding, AiR has helped families manage, treat and recover from every form of behavioral health illness. AiR’s experts have worked hard to create services to meet the needs of its clients where none existed before. To this end, AiR’s Recovery Management Services provides continued support, mentoring and accountability for patients and families after treatment. The groundbreaking Recovery Assistance Program(RAP), a continuing care case management program which provides ongoing guidance, support and advocacy, has given AiR’s clients a long term recovery success rate of over 80%. This program is now the international model for behavioral health case management.
Why AiR is a wise choice:
AiR specializes in addressing crises resulting from alcohol addictions, drug addictions, eating disorders, gambling addiction and sex addiction. Our mission is to be the leading provider of solutions to families and organizations in crisis from addiction and behavioral health issues. AiR’s full scope of services are from beginning to end – taking people from intervention to treatment and offering aftercare solutions in their first years of recovery.
High sense of urgency
AiR licensed consultants can be reached at any time. We understand the pain and opportunity of crisis and the necessity and benefits of rapid intervention.
Highly skilled specialists
AiR is comprised of consultants and interventionists who are trained professionals, experienced in crisis management techniques as well as a team of recovery support counselors. They listen, learn and take full advantage of all available resources to help move individuals, families and organizations out of crisis situations, into treatment, and support them through their new recovery.
Proven crisis and case management method
AiR’s 5-step protocol from pre-planning to follow up is widely accepted as the hallmark of intervention methodology. We put in motion the right resources to address the crisis and put the family or organization and the alcoholic/addict on a solid course of recovery. Our techniques are gentle, respectful and non-confrontational.
Services available throughout the U. S.
AiR has offices strategically located throughout the U.S. to quickly and efficiently reach and service our clients.
AiR is affiliated with the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) and our consultants are current members of the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).