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At Ken Seeley Communities, we refuse to be mired in the old ways of sobriety management. Rather, we’ve adopted a proven fundamental and philosophical model that incorporates a FIVE YEAR PLAN to ensure FAR greater success than traditional recovery modalities.

Ken Seeley Communities believes in the achievable goal of life long sobriety. Addiction is a chronic, progressive and fatal disease…and even with a one-year treatment program, relapse, jail and even untimely death are still possible. So we’ve created a protocol for long-term sobriety that imposes greater accountability on the individual, the family and other treatment professionals. By shifting the focus from 30 days to long-term, we provide goals that reach into the future and create a continuing care plan.
From the beginning of the check-in process we assess the need of the individual with a clear focus on accountability. Learning how to cope with the desire to relapse and getting to the root of the problem is where true recovery begins and is what our sober hotels are most successful at. Individuals that have a 5-year continuum of care have an 80-95% success rate. Individuals that do not have a 5-year plan have a much lower chance of staying sober after the first year.
At Ken Seeley Communities, we help provide access to people who will assist you with the plan AND learning the tools to make life-long sobriety achievable.

Ken PicKen Seeley, CIP, BRI II, RAS

Founder

Ken Seeley has remained professionally and personally involved in recovery since his sobriety date of July, 14, 1989. He applies his relevant experience and boundless enthusiasm to profoundly change the lives of people who suffer from the disease of addiction – for addicts, the addict’s family, and their friends. Ken works to save lives every day as the founder of Intervention911, one of the most prominent and successful private intervention services in the country. Ken is featured on the Emmy Award Winning and 2015 Emmy Nominated A&E television series “Intervention”. He is often asked to speak on addiction, Ken was honored to present to the British Parliament on “Intervention and the Continuum of Care” to help create lasting recovery for those suffering from this disease. Ken is a Certified Intervention Professional, Board Registered Interventionist Level II, Registered Addiction Specialist, and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor. Today, Ken still derives the greatest personal satisfaction from the hundreds of interventions he has conducted, organized, or facilitated through Intervention 911. In 2007, Ken held one of the first trainings for interventionists in London and now conducts up to five intervention trainings a year. After years in the recovery industry, Ken realized that recovery is a process and takes time. Addicts do not stay sober with just an intervention and treatment; it is all about the continuum of care and subsequent follow-up, just like any other illness. In 2008, Intervention911 initiated the RAP program which supports the recovery process for addicts and their families for one to five years.   In 2011, Seeley opened Ken Seeley Communities, a sober living community in Palm Springs, CA, and in 2015 will open an Intensive Out-Patient Program to help create the seamless continuum of care to support the person suffering with an addiction. By offering services pre and post treatment, Seeley has sought to provide all the supportive services around treatment. As you can see, Seeley’s personal experience of addiction and recovery fuels his desire to impact others in similar situations. Ken grasps the full understanding of the addict’s behavior. His innate compassion for fellow addicts continually bolsters his ability to connect and communicate with addicts and their families. Seeley has applied his personal struggle with addiction to the intervention equation. This is an asset that has become a valuable catalyst in Intervention 911’s and Ken Seeley Community’s impressive results. Seeley’s remarkable success rate has turned him into one of the most sought-after interventionists in the country. Doctors and health care professionals look to people like Ken to solve their patient’s addiction and mental health issues. His knowledge and unique perspective have also made him the #1 go-to expert on the subject of addiction and intervention with the media, where he’s a regular contributor for CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and many others.

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Eric McLaughlin, CIP, RASi

Chief Executive Officer

The business of Intervention 911 is to bring the light of recovery into the dark world of the drinker and substance abuser through the thoughtful guidance of highly trained interve… more »

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Supervising Interventionist/Case Manager

Steven came to Ken Seeley Communities in November, 2011 as an office assistant and has since advanced to his current role as Supervising Interventionist/Case Manager. Steven credits much of his current success to the struggles and hardships he faced and overcame as a newcomer in sober living. He is proud to be part of the KSC team, and prides himself on being able to work well with clients, advocate on their behalf, and provide them with a safe and comfortable living space. Steven is heavily involved with the Palm Springs sober community and, in his spare time, enjoys entertaining, spending time with his sober friends and family, and his three amazing doggies!

lisaLisa Ferguson
Accounts/Billing Specialist

Lisa Ferguson came to Ken Seeley Communities after 20 years as a mortgage broker, and joined Ken Seeley’s to provide billing support. Along with her financial background, she also brings over 30 years of sober experience to assist the team and our clients.

billBill Starbird
House Manager

Bill came to the Palm Tee House in April, 2015 with considerable prior experience as a sober living house manager. Bill’s professionalism is marked by compassion and dedication, and his belief that there is no one more important than the newcomer makes him a great new addition to the KSC team. Bill enjoys working around the Palm Tee and helping the guys adjust to life in sober living.

mollyMolly Tomkins
House Manager

Molly Tomkins came to the Alexander House in March, 2015, and was made manager in June. She prides herself on providing a supportive and loving environment which fosters growth and recovery in the house, and is touched when she can provide advice to one of the women in a way that strengthens their recovery. In her spare time, Molly enjoys yoga, traveling, good food, and animals! She is inspired by those who walk through adversity and come out the other side stronger, and with a better sense of their true self.

derekDerek Orton
House Manager

Derek came to Ken Seeley’s in October, 2014 as a resident and was made Amado House Manager in July, 2015. Derek is passionate about recovery and loves seeing the light that comes on in residents’ eyes when they begin changing their lives. In his spare time, Derek enjoys working out at the gym, running, going to meetings, and relaxing. He is inspired by people changing through adversity and enjoys working in recovery because it helps him stay right sized and to be of service.

hunterHunter Scalise
Assistant House Manager

Hunter started as an Assistant House Manager in early 2015.  Hunter prides himself on being able to provide a safe and sober environment for his residents, and is thrilled to be a part of what he considers the “altruistic movement of Ken Seeley Communities.” Hunter loves being part of a large and growing recovery community at Ken Seeley’s, and believes strongly in KSC’s orientation toward spiritual principles. In addition to work, Hunter enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, and watching movies.