Let's get your loved one back, together.
David Marion | The Nation’s Top Addiction Interventionist
If this sounds like you, it might be time for a professional intervention:
Your loved one is suffering beyond measure, and you've seen the ripple effects of their disease firsthand. Chances are, you've gotten caught in the waves yourself.
You’re frustrated that they won’t get help or change their behaviors.
You've tried everything to help them stop using.
You’re afraid they’re going to die or end up in jail.
You’re tired of living in a constant state of pain and worry.
You’re angry about the choices they’re making.
You feel guilty for feeling angry or resentful towards them.
Their addiction is creating rifts between your family members and loved ones.
You truly feel like the person you love isn’t recognizable anymore.
Even when they’re in the same room as you, they aren’t really there.
They’re distant and vacant, and you just want them back.
I’m here to tell you that your loved one is still in there, and we’re gonna pull them out of the depths of addiction – together.
Ann R, Addiction Intervention
“David Marion is a first-rate professional and the service he provided our daughter and our family proved to be invaluable. David relies first on his personal experience to connect to his client and their loved ones. A deep understanding of addiction and mental illness, as well
as nationwide facilities that best treat patients with these diagnoses, guided us. Trust, commitment, and dedication to providing a path to healing from addiction were ever-present.
From the first phone conversation, David clearly set forth goals and communicated the intervention process. He was realistic and all the while hopeful. Accessible and readily available to answer questions, David created a comfort level and supported us. We were understandably struggling to grasp how to best help our loved one and David forged a doable path. David is action-oriented, realistic, and tenacious. His impact, without a doubt, was tremendous.”
Katey S, Addiction Intervention
“I am abundantly grateful for Dana Golden’s kindness and support through the Intervention process. The way she meets families where they are, and speaks to them from a place of understanding and encouragement was incredibly refreshing. Not only did my loved one agree to treatment, but Dana gave us, the family a bunch of resources to move forward with - and something that I don’t know we get enough of nowadays — Hope. Hope for not only our loved one, but also hope for ourselves no matter what the outcome."
Your loved one doesn’t need to hit rock bottom to require a professional intervention. They need to get help now.
The sobering truth of the matter is, addiction can only end in one of three ways - jail, institutions, or death.
But, by intervening, we offer a fourth way – and that’s recovery.
Addiction is a disease that kills your loved one, and not just mean physically.
It kills their hopes, their dreams, their finances, their relationships, and their future.
You see all the potential in your loved one being overtaken by their addiction.
That's because when you match potential up with addiction, addiction kicks potential ass every time.
It’s a relentless disease that never stops requiring more of their substance of choice just to feel the same effects.
It's a disease that wants your loved one dead, but they will end up settling for a life of misery.
The good news is, professional interventions for addiction have the incredible ability to get anyone into treatment and on the road to recovery.
The thought of having a professional intervention might feel like an emotional rollercoaster for you.
Whether you’re a spouse, parent, child, friend, or loved one of someone with an addiction, you probably feel…
Guilty for setting up an intervention
Nervous about how they’ll react
Scared of the unknown and what lies ahead
Anxious about what they’ll do or say
Doubtful about whether professional interventions help
Hopeful that an intervention will finally help them heal
All of these emotions are completely normal.
As overwhelming as it may feel, having an intervention can save your loved one's life.
See, addiction won’t resolve on its own.
There’s no way around it, unless your loved one gets help.
I know what they’re going through all too well, because I’ve been exactly where they are.
Hi, I'm David Marion
I’m an addiction interventionist, recovery coach, and motivational speaker, and I was plagued by addiction for decades.
Anything that made me feel good, I became obsessed with.
I didn’t know it at the time, but my addictions were filling a void for me – replacing what I really needed emotionally and spiritually.
From gambling to opiates, I used whatever I could to help me feel something.
As an addiction interventionist who’s been in your loved one’s shoes, I know their pain.
Before I could even realize what was happening around me, my addictions took over my life.
Fast forward to today, and I’m a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional
and Nationally Certified Recovery Coach. I’ve put together prevention and awareness programs for school-aged kids, and I advocated for Minnesota’s first opioid stewardship bill.
I mentor industry professionals throughout the nation by serving as a trainer, consultant, and advisor to individuals and facilities alike for their own intervention and recovery coaching services.
I’m the author of Addiction Rescue: The NO-BS Guide to Recovery, and I’ve spoken to thousands of people across the nation in prisons, conventions, AA rooms, and schools.
I was featured in the CDC’s RX Awareness Campaign, which went on to win several awards in 2021 including an Emmy, two Hermes Creative awards, two Bulldog awards, 2 MarCom awards, and a PR News Platinum PR award.
I went on a massive journey of growth and deep healing, and now my passion lies in helping people conquer their addictions, find hope and meaning, and truly recreate their lives, while providing their families with guidance and support every step of the way.
I’ve helped countless people through interventions, recovery coaching, and as an addiction speaker and a sober companion.
My incredible team and I can help your loved one, too.
We’re addiction interventionists who won’t give up on your loved one.
When Dana and I hold addiction interventions, we don’t just show up and leave if we’re met with resistance.
We stay until the job is done and we’ve overcome every obstacle that stands in the way of your loved one getting the help they need.
After being on the other side of the table during my own addiction intervention in my 20’s, I know how difficult the experience can feel for your loved one.
We won’t leave their side until we get them to the point where they are ready to go to treatment.
Where they see its value.
Where they know it’s time.
Where they are willing to surrender.
Where they open themselves up for healing.
It may not seem like it, but your loved one is silently begging to be led into a solution.
They don’t want to be in pain anymore.
They need to have an awakening to disrupt and interrupt their behaviors.
With your help, we’re here to offer them that awakening.
Ashley B, Addiction Intervention
“David is AMAZING! He helped me and my family during a very difficult time. Provided guidance, expertise, and put us at ease. I highly recommend David's services. We couldn't have gotten the job done without him. Forever grateful.”
Alberto & Maria, Addiction Intervention
"Somehow without warning, things for my young, adult daughter changed a few months ago and she began using drugs. As a result of her choices, we were faced with one of the hardest decisions as a family. Her mother and I, long ago divorced, along with my wife, made the decision to have an intervention for our daughter. Not knowing how to respond, act or maneuver through this difficult matter in the best interest of my daughter, we hired Intervention Specialist, Dana Golden. We were stricken with fear, grief, angst, and frustration, I found myself beyond grateful to have Dana on our team.
Dana helped us keep the intervention goal oriented and focus-driven with a loving and humane approach. When we were at our wit's end, together we devised a different approach and, in the end, my daughter agreed to receive help and Dana flew her out of the state to a highly recommended treatment facility. I can honestly state that without Dana, we would not have had such a positive result. Dana has gone above and beyond her responsibilities as an Intervention Specialist in making herself readily available and continues to help us navigate this unknown path without hesitation.
How much has your loved one already lost due to addiction?
Have they lost their spirit?
Have they damaged strong relationships with good people?
Have they missed out on major milestones with their loved ones?
Have they lost their light, their spark, their values, their dreams?
Believe us when we say, it doesn’t have to end like this.
There is a way out.
By having a professional intervention, you can finally open your loved one’s eyes.
You can give them real hope that there is a way to get out of the dark place they’re in.
You can give them the pathway to a brand new life.
Michael S, Life Recovery Coaching
“David is the consummate professional who truly cares about the well-being of his clients. He truly invests himself in his life-saving process and is an activist for recovery. I would not be here today if it were not for him. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to work with him. I give him my wholehearted endorsement.
What’s waiting for you on the other side of professional interventions for addiction?
Can you imagine your loved one...
Having the motivation to grow and be better
Gaining the inner tools to guide them through life’s ups and downs in a healthy way
Processing any past traumas that are still haunting them today
Getting help for any co-occurring mental health concerns they may have, like depression or anxiety
Being themselves again
Laughing with you
Being honest with you
Repairing their relationships with you and the rest of your family
Focusing on their dreams and goals again
This is all possible for them, but getting them into treatment is the first step.
My work as an addiction interventionist allows me to open your loved one's eyes to get them there.
After decades of struggling with my own addictions, I’m able to genuinely, truly, and authentically connect with them.
I give them hope, patience, and understanding.
My team and I will be with them every step of the way, from intervention to intake, providing encouragement and giving them the confidence they need to move forward on a path to recovery
By the end of the intervention, your loved one will experience a sense of surrender to truly open themselves up for the real, deep healing needed to conquer their addiction.
Are you ready to finally get your loved one back?
Worried that professional interventions for addiction won’t work? Maybe you’re thinking…
Professional interventions may work on other people, but they won’t help my loved one
There’s no way my loved one will agree to go to treatment
My loved one has been to treatment before and it didn’t help
I’m here to tell you that I’ve witnessed the power of addiction interventions hundreds of times over.
I believe in them so strongly because they do work, and studies have shown they have significantly higher odds of success with the help of professional interventionists.
In fact, we have a 95% success rate of getting people into treatment right after their intervention.
And if your loved one has tried treatment before and it didn’t help, we’re here to offer them a new path - a new way of healing.
As I stated before, recovery isn’t one size fits all, and we’re committed to providing your loved one with the resources they need to find a form of treatment that works for them.
“Dave is one of a kind! His ability to connect to people in his own unique way is really cool. He openly shares his own life experiences to help others struggling. He’s made a huge impact on my son’s life for the past 2+ years. He truly sticks with the families he helps. Highly recommend!”
Get your loved one back with our addiction interventionists in six easy steps:
Book a free phone consultation with me or Dana.
On the phone call, we’ll do an assessment of how to best help your loved one.
We’ll then have a pre-intervention meeting with your family and friends.
After the pre-intervention meeting, everyone attending the intervention will write an impact letter to be read at the intervention. We will edit and approve these.
Intervention day takes place.
Upon the end of a successful intervention, your loved one will go to treatment, and we will be beside them every step of the way.
Work with our professional interventionists to finally conquer addiction
Robin F, Addiction Intervention
“Were it not for David's help with the intervention, my brother would be dead now because his family and friends could not budge him from his bed. David had us each email him for review a letter written to my brother. He met us before the intervention to lay out the plan, and the intervention itself took hours. After a couple hours, David took me aside and said my brother remained resolute that he was not going anywhere; I asked him to go back in the room alone and not give up. He went back and managed to get my brother to agree to get out of bed. David then escorted us to the ER where he helped get my brother admitted. This was a very good thing because my family and I were at loose ends at this point. Communication before, during, and after was and has been good and David has even offered to talk to another family member who is in AA and often struggles. He's very committed to helping people get past their addictions."
Aaron E, Recovery Coaching
“David’s candor, communication, experience, and coaching have been nothing short of life-changing for my family and I. He genuinely cares for those he’s working with and those important to you. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be coached by David.”
Ian H, Addiction Intervention & Life Recovery Coaching
“I have known David for about one year at this point. I have been struggling with alcoholism for roughly the last 10 years now. I have tried treatment many times. It wasn't until, I had an intervention with David, that my sobriety took a turn for the better. He truly confronts this disease with passion and experience. I have been working with him as a Life Recovery coach for the past year now.
I wouldn't be where I am today without him. It's hard for me to pontificate the no-nonsense approach that he delivers. He is professional, passionate, and most of all, he is in it for the outcome of his clients’ sobriety, not the income. I would highly recommend David to anyone who is looking to help save a loved one’s life. He saved mine!”
Finding your solution with professional interventions
What are interventions for addiction?
You may be wondering…what exactly are interventions for addiction? You might’ve seen interventions in TV shows and movies, but what are professional interventions really like?
During an addiction intervention, family, friends, and loved ones come together to honestly confront someone in their life who is struggling with a drug, alcohol, or process addiction.
Some people try to run an intervention on their own, but it can be incredibly difficult when emotions and resistance get in the way. Getting help from professional interventionists allows the family to communicate and convey how they are feeling in a healthy way.
As addiction interventionists, my team and I act as mediators between your loved one who is struggling with addiction, and everyone who loves them. We aim to help your loved one admit that they have an addiction, offer them hope that there is a way out, and get them to go to treatment.
How does a professional intervention work?
On the day of the intervention, your loved one will arrive to an agreed-upon location. After arriving, they will be met with the intervention team, consisting of myself, loved ones, friends, and anyone else deemed pertinent to the intervention. Each person will individually share the letter they’ve prepared along with their feelings and concerns about your loved one, while emphasizing the care and love they have for them.
Through careful and thoughtful planning with myself and my team, each person will also share the consequence they plan to uphold if your loved one says they will not go to treatment. This creates a sense of leverage and provides an added incentive for your loved one to go to treatment.
Wondering how to have a successful intervention?
If you’re wondering how to have a successful intervention, it’s so important to know that we don’t want your loved one to feel attacked. We want to be honest and clear about the effects their addiction has had on their life and on yours, but we don’t want to make them feel judged or shamed.
We want to give them love. We want to offer them hope that they can change and that change is possible for them. Your loved one might display a lot of resistance or anger, and it’s important to be prepared for any reaction they may have. We will go over how to have honest, gentle responses for any reason that your loved one may come up with to deny the extent of their addiction, or any excuse they may have for why they cannot go to treatment. Additionally, we don’t want to offer your loved one time to consider going to treatment, since they can use this to exit the situation entirely.
Always keep in mind that a professional intervention isn’t a time for blaming, accusing, or name-calling. It’s a time to offer hope, respect, heartfelt concern, and love.
We offer the following services nationwide.
Get your loved one the help they need to finally conquer their addiction. Our addiction intervention services include a pre-intervention meeting with family and friends, impact letter writing, the actual intervention, and transporting your loved one to treatment.
Substance use and addiction is a family disease. And so too is recovery. Our Family Recovery Coaching program is designed to first understand the maladaptive roles family members take on with their loved one suffering from addiction, to ultimately nurture a more beneficial family dynamic that is essential to a successful and lasting recovery.
Getting clean is one thing, but staying in recovery is an entirely new battle to face. The beautiful thing is, you don’t need to navigate it alone. Our life recovery coaching services include a 3-month minimum of daily or weekly coaching sessions. From someone who’s been there, we'll help guide you through all the ups and downs of recovery.
I’ve offered messages of hope and healing to tens of thousands of people across the country through speaking engagements at board rooms, locker rooms, prisons, conventions, AA meetings, and schools. With my addiction speaker services, I offer motivation and hope to your audience by way of experience and passion.
Don’t let transportation get in the way of you getting your life back. With our sober transport services, we'll drive, fly, or ride with you or your loved one to and from treatment or any other facility. As a sober transport, I’ll take you to where you’re supposed to go safely, providing you the support you need along the way.
Navigating the world sober can be overwhelming. You don’t have to miss out on life while you’re in recovery. With our sober companion services, we'll be by your side for a variety of events, occasions, vacations, helping you maintain sobriety under adverse circumstances.
Interested in becoming an addiction interventionist? I offer addiction interventionist coaching services so you can harness your passion for helping people plagued by addiction into an effective, powerful skillset. By the end of our work together you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to run an effective addiction intervention on your own.
“Your background and circumstances may have influenced who you are, but you are responsible for who you become.” - Darren Hardy
David Marion is a top addiction interventionist, motivational speaker, and recovery coach. He and his team travel all across the nation and have worked with countless families and individuals struggling with addiction. With their knowledge, passion, and decades of personal experience, David and Dana instill a message of hope and strength to all who feel suffocated by the confines of addiction.
*Due to the nature of addiction, outcomes or results cannot be guaranteed. However, we will spend as much time as necessary with your loved one during an intervention to elicit our desired outcome and will use all of our knowledge, expertise, and resourcefulness in doing so.