ARISE® Comprehensive Care with Intervention

ARISE® Comprehensive Care with Intervention is an evidence-based, best practice method using a gradually-escalating process of family meetings, that leads your loved one into appropriate treatment and recovery. 

ARISE® Comprehensive Care with Intervention breaks the cycle of repeated disappointment, shame, guilt and resentment that accompanies addiction. It brings healing to families, friends and co-workers who join hands to build a recovery network in which long term recovery is achievable. 

Comprehensive Care

ARISE® Comprehensive Care begins when the addicted individual enters treatment, and lasts for at least 6 months. The goals are individual and family healing and recovery. It includes, if possible, the family and individual becoming involved in an appropriate support group.

We work collaboratively with the addicted individual, the treatment center, and the family to ensure treatment completion, relapse prevention, and the resolution of grief and other problems at the root of the pain and the addictive disease.

To learn more about ARISE® Comprehensive Care, please visit the ARISE®-network website.

ARISE® Intervention

The ARISE® Intervention is directed towards getting the addicted loved one into treatment through a loving, compassionate and non-blaming First Call and First Meeting. The support system is mobilized to form a committed Intervention Network to motivate the addicted individual into treatment.

In comparison with other intervention methods, Fernandez, Begley, & Marlatt (2006) found that ARISE works best because:

  • The Intervention Network remains involved in collaboration throughout intervention, treatment & early recovery
  • The process relies on the inherent strength, motivation, and resilience of the family
  • The focus is on individual AND family recovery and healing
  • Individuals are invited and motivated to enter and participate actively in treatment


For questions about ARISE® Comprehensive Care with Intervention, please contact us.

Fees and Reimbursement

ARISE® Comprehensive Care with Intervention is unfortunately not (yet) covered by most Dutch health insurances. Full payment of the whole 6 months package before the first meeting is necessary. At the end of the process an invoice will be issued which could be used for reimbursement from the health insurance or possibly deduct from income tax as an uninsured health expense.. Please ask your health insurance before commencing with this process. 



More than 15 years of experience in psychiatry and addiction care.


Culturally sensitive

After growing up in multicultural South Africa, he worked and lived in different cultural and international settings.


Internationally oriented

Large international network for psychiatry as well as addiction care. 



Registered psychiatrist with licences to practice in the Netherlands and South Africa.


ARISE® Comprehensive Care with Intervention

Comprehensive Care for people with addiction and their families


Positive Psychology and Resilience

Helps people access resilience in order to recover from illness or adversity.


MBChB – Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (University of South Africa) 2001, MD equivalent

FCPsychSA – Fellow of the Colleges of Psychiatrists (University of the Witwatersrand 2008

KNMG Psychiatrist – Dutch Psychiatric Registration 2010

CAI (Certified ARISE® Interventionist)

Practice Details

BIG number 99910798201

AGB Code personal: 03067418

AGB Code practice: 03037826

KvK (Chamber of Commerce): 73634395

Registrations and Affiliations

Registered psychiatrist at the KNMG (Royal Dutch Medical Association)

Registered psychiatrist at the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa)

Fellow of the Colleges of Psychiatrists of South Africa

Member of SASOP (South African Society of Psychiatrists)

Member of the International Family Therapy Association

ARISE-network – International Network of ARISE registered Interventionists and Recovery Care professionals

iCAAD – International Network ofAddiction Specialists

Triora International – Addiction Recovery Centres