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Centerstone Announces New Intervention Services

Program helps families, friends confront and assist loved ones battling addiction


Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Tennessee’s largest provider of behavioral healthcare, has announced the creation of its new Intervention Service to help individuals in the throes of addiction face their destructive behaviors and enroll in treatment. Services offered as part of the new program include team consultation, intervention oversight, admission facilitation, transportation, and follow-up/aftercare coordination.

“Centerstone is committed to providing services that meet the clinical mental health needs of diverse populations,” said Ben Middleton, Senior Vice President for Core Services. “One of our current challenges is to offer greater assistance to those suffering with substance abuse disorders, a systemic issue which is particularly evident in rural areas of our region. With our new Intervention Services, Centerstone will address that need.”

Interventions are delivered through a team approach with the participation of family members, friends and co-workers—anyone who has a shared goal of getting the addicted person to enroll in treatment. Intervention specialists provide guidance and coordination of the intervention effort, helping families to avoid mistakes that can derail change for months or even years. This direct and caring confrontation helps those closest to the addict implore for change and express hope for life-altering treatment with a unified voice, providing motivation for immediate steps toward recovery. Interventionists also help ascertain appropriate treatment programs, facilitate admission into recovery centers, and establish aftercare arrangements for individuals, as needed.

Centerstone is pleased to announce that William Hobbs and Sheila C. Nickell will serve as the first two Alcohol and Drug Interventionist and Trainers.

William Hobbs has been with Centerstone for five years and previously served as program manager over the substance abuse program with emphasis on methamphetamine use in Tullahoma, Tenn. He received a bachelor of science, and later, a master of arts from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Sheila C. Nickell joins Centerstone from Buffalo Valley, Inc., where she served as a substance abuse counselor and women’s Matrix Program coordinator. She received a bachelor of arts from the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. and a master of arts from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, AACC.Intervention Services are provided anywhere there is need. To speak to an interventionist, please call (615) 390-4898 or (615) 714-8920.