John Barnes received formal intervention training from Dr. Judith Landau and Heather Hayes, and he has interned with Brian O’Shea. He has been working in the field of addiction for more than 10 years, and he’s studied the Johnson Intervention, the Systemic Intervention and the ARISE Intervention models. John is currently a candidate member of the Association of Intervention Specialists, and he’s also completing coursework to become a licensed addiction counselor.
As an interventionist, John has seen firsthand how an addiction can change a family, and how saying “yes” to recovery means saying “yes” to the rest of life. It’s a lesson John learned the hard way when he was an addict. He couldn’t see his own way to sobriety, until he participated in an intervention and learned to change his life for the better. John often uses this experience to inform his clients and help them see the benefits that a healthy lifestyle can bring about.
John is currently working as an interventionist and sober companion for Caring Interventions, based in Memphis, Tennessee. In his work, John helps to ensure that the person leaves the intervention and enrolls in care, just as the family always hoped.