NYS Finally Closes LCSW License for ARISE Intervention Creator James Garrett

http://www.nysed.gov/coms/op001/opsc2a?profcd=73&plicno=020876&namechk=GAR Oh, what a tangled web! They started by telling me I wasn’t being forced into AA, and through a snowball of lies ended up denying that this guy was dead or that he wrote the book on how to force people into AA. It wasn’t until the state police got involved that NYS Office … Continue reading NYS Finally Closes LCSW License for ARISE Intervention Creator James Garrett

The ARISE Intervention by Judith Landau – My review

Judith Landau The ARISE method misrepresents itself. It IS about coercion. It is an extended Johnson intervention that ‘gradually escalates’ with ‘serious consequences’ for not entering 12-step treatment. The contracts in the book Invitational Intervention involve immediate inpatient rehab if any drug is used, mandatory drug tests, and ‘natural consequences’ (which are not actually natural … Continue reading The ARISE Intervention by Judith Landau – My review

Another Email to ARISE Interventionist’s Website

Full story here Hi Kelly, I was looking around ARISE’s website again today, and wanted to touch base on some other concerns I now have. Although it was beyond great that the 12 Step reference was removed from the Intervention Page, I am concerned that this may be misleading. On this page for Information for … Continue reading Another Email to ARISE Interventionist’s Website

Book on ARISE 12-step coercion by Judith Landau and James Garrett

This Invitational Intervention (ARISE) basically attempts to solve the treatment industry’s problem of families not being comfortable with the coercion and civil liberties violations of a traditional Johnson intervention (to get more people into treatment which is $$$), instead of the real problem: that the expensive ‘religious’ treatment doesn’t work and is often counterproductive and … Continue reading Book on ARISE 12-step coercion by Judith Landau and James Garrett

Questions for ARISE Interventionists

Name: Juliet Abram I’m interested in: General Inquiry If general inquiry, please specify.: I have a few quick questions. On this page: https://premo-castelli.squarespace.com/arise-intervention/ Shouldn’t ARISE also include SMART Recovery, SOS, LifeRing, Women for Sobriety, Moderation Management, HAMS or some other supports instead of just the 12 Step programs? If ARISE can help 61% stay clean … Continue reading Questions for ARISE Interventionists

The ARISE Intervention: The “Leverage” and “Consequences” Technique of 12-Step Coercion (AKA Extortion)

The ARISE Intervention! He must get kickbacks or something. (here’s a link about getting paid for fake drug tests)..telling people’s friends/family/therapists they need to extort someone into expensive rehab treatments and that they will fall prey to the ‘disease’ if they don’t go to treatment. I went around that block a few times… By the … Continue reading The ARISE Intervention: The “Leverage” and “Consequences” Technique of 12-Step Coercion (AKA Extortion)

Kamala Harris is a 12-stepper

I would not vote for Kamala Harris. She ignored my complaints about the 12-step industry when I lived in Oakland. I went to food banks giving out rotten food and collected unemployment to survive while the ‘program’ collected Medicaid money for ‘treating’ me, which meant systematically ignoring all of my serious concerns about the 12-step … Continue reading Kamala Harris is a 12-stepper

Avoid Samaritan (Solihten) Counseling During the COVID-19 Crisis

Samaritan Counseling Centers are offering telehealth counseling during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus crisis. Please be very careful about accepting ‘addiction treatment’-related services from Samaritan Counseling. The ‘treatment’ they offer is a fraud scheme. This site, notpowerless.com has documented YEARS of fraud and neglect that could be easily remedied but hasn’t been for very suspicious reasons. … Continue reading Avoid Samaritan (Solihten) Counseling During the COVID-19 Crisis

David Calvin Olsen PhD makes over $175K/year at Samaritan Counseling

David Olsen, the 12-step sex therapist/pastor who has banned me from any contact with a nationwide network of state-licensed therapists, makes more money than any other Samaritan Counselor. It is not clear that his subordinates are even aware that his 12-step partner and ARISE Network founder James Garrett was charged with multiple felonies and pleaded … Continue reading David Calvin Olsen PhD makes over $175K/year at Samaritan Counseling