Gordy has been working in the field of addictions since 1994 when he graduated from the Addiction Studies program at St. Catherine’s College in St. Paul, MN. Trained at the Hazelden Foundation he later worked at their halfway house in St. Paul, The Fellowship Club. After time at the Progress
Valley treatment Center in Minneapolis Gordy went on to spend many years working at the Veterans Home of Minnesota as a Chemical Dependency counselor. Today, known as the no nonsense go to guy, Gordy is a respected member of the AiR intervention team and a gifted clinician. Read complete bio below.
Mark Guyott is a nationally respected behavioral health clinician with 10 years of experience consulting, mentoring, and advocating for families and patients. He has a Master’s Degree in Alcohol and Drug counseling from The Hazelden Foundation and was trained in the AiR Model of Intervention by Andrew Wainwright and Dr. Tom Savage. Read complete bio below.
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Drug and alcohol addiction problems in Madison, WI
While the struggle for authorities in Wisconsin is the availability, distribution, and abuse of cocaine, both crack and powder forms, the growing threat has become the prevalence of high purity heroin. Madison is feeling these effects as the city is in close proximity to Milwaukee where the threat is originating and growing
Helping a loved one recover from drug or alcohol addictions often brings with it confusion, pain and failure. Of those who actually attend treatment, only 40 to 50 percent actually stay sober past a year after treatment – and those are only the ones who actually accepted help, and thousands more simply don’t make it that far.
No family wants to stand by and watch a loved one self destruct, but without the adequate professional assistance, often times families are forced to do just that. Although a small percentage of people are able to recover from drug or alcohol addiction without intervention, the majority of individuals addicted to alcohol need assistance. With intervention and support, many individuals are able to stop their addiction to drugs or alcohol and rebuild their lives in Madison, WI.
Using AiR: Assistance in Recovery’s intervention model, hundreds of families have found relief from a loved one’s addiction, and of those intervened on, 92 percent accept help. AiR also recognizes the statistics are not in favor of recovery, so we continue to help both families and individuals stay on track with continuing recovery options, making that transition from addiction to sobriety a more easily managed adventure.
When is a good time for a drug or alcohol intervention
Intervention is the best way to make help available to those struggling with an addiction. Assistance in Recovery helps 92 percent of those intervened on go to treatment and have the opportunity to change their lives. If you ask yourself, “how much worse will it have to get before you are willing to act,” you will probably realize that now is the time to take action.
If your current situation has you concerned enough to explore this option it’s time. If you are concerned about someone you love, nothing can be gained by waiting. Crisis comes and crisis goes, but with the disease of addiction, we don’t get to choose the consequences our loved ones will face the next time.
Will doing an intervention make matters worse?
No. Doing nothing only makes matters worse. Our interventionists recognize that behavioral health crisis can be frightening, confusing and debilitating and that sometimes people just need to be rescued and are here to help guide you through the entire process.
Gordy and Mark’s Bios:
Gordy Brown has 20 years of experience as an interventionist. He was trained by Andrew Wainwright and Dr. Tom Savage in the AiR model of intervention and has been a counselor in primary extended care for the Hazelden Foundation. He has strong local ties to the Twin Cities and a encyclopedic knowledge of the regional resources.
Gordy excels at creating a sense of order, competency and simplicity out of the chaos of active addiction. He always reacts with a sense of urgency and makes himself continuously available to families. He believes, as all of the staff at AiR does, that recovery is just beginning when a family accesses AiR’s help in an intervention and is committed to support, education and advocacy for the long term recovery of patients and families.
Mark Guyott is a nationally respected behavioral health clinician with 10 years of experience consulting, mentoring, and advocating for families and patients. He has a Master’s Degree in Alcohol and Drug counseling from The Hazelden Foundation and was trained in the AiR Model of Intervention by Andrew Wainwright and Dr. Tom Savage.
Before joining AiR Mark was involved with Augsburg College’s Step-Up program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Augsburg’s unique design for addressing the need for continuing care for young people returning to, or entering college in the midst of a program of recovery has informed Mark’s approach to helping families access recovery.
Mark’s experience has instilled a belief in him that this approach to mentoring young people should be available nationwide. With that goal in mind, he travels the country visiting university administrators, advocating for the implementation of AiR’s College Program which, is designed to guide a recovering student through their college career.
Mark is part of AiR’s proactive approach aimed at predicting and intercepting the progressive nature of addiction before it reaches a crisis level. Mark’s own relationship with recovery has made him impatient with the lost opportunities that stem from lack of education in society as a whole and seeks to reach out to patients and families long before consequences have piled up to unmanageable levels.