Earl Hightower, Interventionist Extraordinaire and AA trapper

Earl Hightower, Interventionist Extraordinaire and AA prospect trapper has perfected the art of prospect hunting for Alcoholics Anonymous and makes his living by coercing the families of alcoholics to rapidly transfer their assets to Hazelden, Minnesota Model based Rehabs in a 28 day period by making the family unit hit bottom following the Jellenik curve. Boasting an intervention rate of over 2,500 during a period of 28 years, Mr. Hightower has averaged 89.286 (rounded) interventions a year or 1.717 (rounded) interventions per week. Using an inflation adjusted Rehab bill of $20,000 (US) per occurrence, Mr. Hightower has built an asset transfer machine that has transferred roughly $50,000,000 to the recovery industry cartel built by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (AAWS) and Hazelden. http://hightowerintervention.com/

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JR Harris's picture

The Cirque Lodge at Rural Route 3 Box A-10 3114 East Ida's Road, Sundance, UT, 84604 in the Pacific Region of Alcoholics Anonymous Area 69 maintains a list of Interventionists which can be used to talk a prospect for Alcoholics Anonymous into using their services. The suggested minimum 30 day stay in this secluded gated 12 acre compound appears to be mainly meant for the Highly Functional Alcoholic (HFA) who has insurance and can afford the high price tag of the goods and services they provide. http://www.cirquelodge.com/ The wall of accomplished Interventionists does note Eal Hightower and can be viewed at: http://www.cirquelodge.com/InterventionServices/ Other Interventionists highlighted by Cirque Lodge are: Della Blackburn Jim Earnhardt Dirk C. Eldredge Mike Ferguson Paul Gallant Bill Maher Tom McCullom John Southworth Louise Stanger Ed Storti James Tracy Kristina Wandzilak Kate Webster Nanette Zumwalt The combined ability to transfer the wealth of prospects for Alcoholics Anonymous to Rehabs for these Interventionists are most likely several BILLION dollars during their careers.

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and try to minimize the people hurt by AA without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

DeConstructor's picture

infomercial for the recovery industry. He now works for Intervention911. http://intervention911.com/index.htm The executive interventions are a little different than the threatening telephone call, demanding inpatient treatment, that was my 'intervention' I did not have private jet transport, sober companion, or a police escort to the rehab. http://intervention911.com/i911_elite.htm
live_free_or_die's picture

Most of these costs are tax deductible, if you itemize for 2011. http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc502.html Topic 502 - Medical and Dental Expenses If, for a taxable year, you itemize your deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, you may be able to deduct expenses you paid that year for medical and dental care for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. You may deduct only the amount by which your total medical care expenses for the year exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. For years beginning after December 31, 2012, you may deduct only the amount by which your total medical expenses exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income. You figure the amount you are allowed to deduct on Form 1040, Schedule A. Deductible medical expenses may include but are not limited to: Payments for acupuncture treatments or inpatient treatment at a center for alcohol or drug addiction, Please note: The Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) haircut increases to 10% for tax years beginning after 12/31/12. So, get your treatment done before 1/1/13. p.s. For Marietta, this does not apply to you since you don't have any taxable income.
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JR Harris's picture

Costs of an Intervention vary and most companies specializing in Interventions do not post the fee's and instead wait to "find out all you can about him" and charge as much as they can on an individual basis. Be prepared to not get an answer to how much an Intervention will cost until the Interventionist company has gathered personal information such as where the prospect currently works, past employment where retirement money will reside and asset ownership in houses and cars as well as YOUR ability to pay. Depending upon the amount of wealth they believe they can transfer, the Interventionist will attempt to differentiate their goods and services and come up with a price point for the Intervention just slightly above your comfort zone. Hidden costs are going to be many and the 28 day Rehab stay is normally not included in the Intervention. One Interventionist company called "Rehab Interventions" charges a flat fee of $2500 for two days of planning the Intervention, but this does not include transportation to Rehab facility and payment must be made in full before any services are started. http://www.rehabinterventions.com/intervention-costs.html

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and try to minimize the people hurt by AA without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

DannyB II's picture

I have spent much time with Earl from the hills in north eastern Alabama, The Smokey Mtns., the Gulf Of Mexico, San Antonio and of course his beloved California. We did a lot fishing, hiking and camping. We even found time for motocross in Carlsbad, Ca. Earl has the stamina. Guys we live in a capitalist society, my hats off to the guy. I know Earl and I know he is helping as best he can. I am surprised you have him as a topic. I swear if I put him in a room with y'all and you didn't know his name. He would have you in stitches but more then this you would see he is a top notch dude.
JR Harris's picture

Nothing more....

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and try to minimize the people hurt by AA without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

DannyB II's picture

After you are done over reacting. Please cite evidence of your claim. I still hope that integrity is a big part of your membership here.
JR Harris's picture

Does Earl Hightower get paid to send people down the spiral of jails, institutions and death and made to hit bottom using the Jellinek curve or not?

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and try to minimize the people hurt by AA without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

JR Harris's picture

Earl Hightower inducted into the Drug Court Hall of Fame NADCP (National Association of Drug Court Professionals) in February, 2014....

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and try to minimize the people hurt by AA without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

Constitutionallyincapableofbs's picture

I too have spent time with Earl- he was a paid counselor and generally around the Malibu rehab and AA scene. He's really more of a comedian than anything. He's funny and twists dope sick tragedies into entertaining anecdotes. But, an "addiction expert" he's not. I believe to be a professional expert one needs to maintain a certain level of an unbiased neutrality and Earl H is 100% pro AA, end of story.