Dirk Eldredge holds a degree in drug and alcohol counseling from Loyola Marymount University. He learned how to be an interventionist by training with the acclaimed Ed Storti, who is often credited with developing the modern intervention. However, Dirk’s education in addiction runs much deeper than academics and training. He lived the life of an addict himself.
When he was a young man, Dirk developed an addiction and spent years in and out of the hospital, dealing with the consequences of his disease. He improved only by accepting help in a Dual Diagnosis treatment center, and he’s been sober ever since.
Dirk can talk at length about the connection between mental illness and addiction, and he works hard to help family members and concerned friends understand the needs of the person they love, and the steps they might need to take in order to make longstanding sobriety possible in the life of an addict. Dirk blends motivational and educational processes to help reach the person in need, and his hopeful and positive presence makes an intervention just a little easier to complete. In addition to performing interventions, Dirk is also a qualified and capable life skills coach who can help clients to put their lives in order and get “un-stuck.”