Addiction Resource Guide

Intervention Services

Solo Practice - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"In Our Own Words"

Carmen Accetta

What Makes Us Different and Special:

"I tailor my approach to each intervention according to its unique circumstances. I use the Johnson Institute model but have refined it for myself over the years. I have almost 20 years experience working with drug and alcohol issues including 10 years as a primary and family therapist at all levels of treatment. I have over 65 years of life experience including raising 7 children and a stable marriage of almost 40 years. I have better than 90% success rate with success defined as when the addict goes straight to treatmetn from the intervention."

What Advice Would You Give to Prospective Clients:

"The addict does not need to want to change nor to have reached his bottom. How badly you want him to have a chance to change and the changes you are willing to make are most important. Intervention empowers you to become his best opportunity to see reality and get the help he needs. Even if he does not choose help, you can begin our own healing, know you have done everyting possible to help him and still give him the best chance to choose help as long as you hold to the chnges you have made."

Overview of Practice:

"I help a lot of recovering codependents plus recovering addicts who now manage sobriety well, but want to continue to heal and grow. In special circumstances, I help addicts who have not done well in traditional treatment settings to address their addictions."
Affliated with a treatment facility or program: No

  • Geographic Availability:

    Local Yes, Western PA, Northern WVA
    Regional (US) No
    International No

  • Types of Interventions Facilitated:

    Crisis No
    Family Yes
    Executive/Workplace Yes

  • Addictions and self-destructive behaviors worked with:

  • Alcohol
  • Gambling
  • Other Drugs

  • STAFF:

    Number of people on staff: 1
    Qualifications: Data Not Supplied
    Accreditations: Date Not Supplied


    Cost for Intervention: Locally: $150 per hour of preparation time(admusted up for non-local sites); $200 per hour for intervention session
    Travel expenses included: No
    If NO, how is cost calculated: Driving time plus cost of meals, lodging and rental of room for the proceedings
    Arrangement possible for insurance coverage: No


    General Telephone Number: (412) 531-6864
    24 Hour HOTLINE: None
    Address: 615 Washington Road, Suite 402
    Pittsburgh, PA 15228