Steven Dillon founded S. Dillon Consulting in 2011 to fulfill his passion for helping families affected by addiction. He has performed successful interventions across the U.S., and his experience, strategies, and intervention model have allowed him to place the majority of his clients in appropriate treatment. He has worked extensively with families and other loved ones to help them return to lives of dignity, respect, and purpose.
Being in long-term recovery himself, combined with his clinical and intervention education and training, he is in a position to relate, empathize, and guide those suffering and their loves ones on a path of long-term recovery. He believes compassion, experience, understanding, and education are the keys to helping others.
Training and Credentials:
CATC IV (Masters Level Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor)
California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators.
CIP (Certified Intervention Professional)
Pennsylvania Certification Board.
Addictive Disorder Studies, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA.
Addiction and Trauma, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA.
SDUCC (Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor)
National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
Bachelor of Arts:
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Master of Arts:
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.
Post Graduate Studies:
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
Intervention Style: Steven’s intervention model is tailored to fit each individual situation, but when possible always includes components of the ARISE Model, where family members and/or other loves ones are encouraged not only to support the addicted, but also to begin their own path of recovery.
Steven believes that immediately educating the family and/or other loved ones on addiction, co-dependency, enabling and the reality of the condition of the one they are trying to help, allows them to be able to make effective choices and develop a new sense of compassion for the one suffering.
His intervention model does not involve deception, anger, insult, humiliation, or unrealistic ultimatums. He does not threaten. He sees an intervention as an act of love, with the end result being the gift of recovery offered to the loved one. The one suffering is to be treated with dignity and respect.
Types of Interventions: Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Process Addictions, Failure to Launch