Specializing in Intervention Services and

Addiction Treatment

What is Intervention?

An intervention is a combination of program elements or strategies designed to produce behavior changes or improve health status among individuals or an entire population. Interventions may include educational programs, new or stronger policies, improvements in the environment, or a health promotion campaign. Interventions that include multiple strategies are typically the most effective in producing desired and lasting change.

An Interventionist is a professional that combines knowledge, skill, and a Code of Ethics. The Interventionist deals with unique attitudes and behaviors. Knowledge and skill may be acquired through a combination of specialized training, education and work experiences. 

Evidence has shown that interventions create change by:


Influencing individuals’ knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and skills;

increasing social support; and creating supportive environments, policies and resources.


Interventions may be implemented in different settings including communities, worksites, schools, health care organizations, faith-based organizations or in the home. Interventions implemented in multiple settings and using multiple strategies may be the most effective because of the potential to reach a larger number of people in a variety of ways.

What is Addiction Treatment?

For the purposes of Rose Hidalgo Intervention Services, treatment is defined as any level of care. This level of care includes withdrawal management, residential/inpatient treatment, day treatment, outpatient treatment, recovery coaching, taking residence in Sober Living Environments, and/or participation in self-help community support meetings.


According to William Glassier creator of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy; all psychological and mental health issues are related to difficulties with primary significant other relationships. At Rose Hidalgo we will identify the wounds to relationships created by addiction behaviors. 

As a Family Systems Strategies provider I will introduce Evidence Based information and education that is edifying. The information that the Intervention Network Team and the loved one uses will be in non-blameful, non-stigmatizing language so that they can begin communicating their fears, concerns, hope and love to one another.

Glassier says that Love and belonging is one of 5 Basic Human Needs. Love and belonging is a  need that is severely damaged by addictions. The process in the preceding paragraph is the beginning of and the maintaining of love and belonging. This however takes work and mindfulness. We have to remember progress not perfection in change, as it takes 1500 to 5000 attempts at any single skill to master it.

As a Gateway Intervention Professional, I am committed to walking with families, and individuals thru this process of change by ethically educating with sensitivity and compassion.

Trauma Informed Intervention

As a Certified Trauma Specialist I will provide intervention process that is sensitive to the needs of participants with trauma history. In Substance Use Disorders there is a prevalence of trauma history.

Nearly 90% of women participating in substance abuse  treatment report lifetime exposure to trauma. (Reynolds et al., 2011)

There is a strong association between childhood experiences of trauma and adult psychopathology. (Blanco et at., 2013)

Trauma Informed recognizes that different people have different types of trauma in their lives. What is traumatic to one person may not be traumatic to another. When a person is triggered,  the emotional response experience ranges from hypo arousal to hyper arousal. These parasympathetic nervous system responses are biologically correct.

People that have been traumatized have a need to be understood and supported. Being trauma informed is important in the Substance Use Disorder treatment industry.