Heart to Heart
The Honorable Approach to Motivational Intervention
by Ed Storti
Ed Storti continues to be on one of recovery’s greatest success stories. His gift of unconditional and nonjudgmental love is, in fact, the gift of life itself.
Paul Williams, Songwriter, Composer, and Actor
I have seen firsthand the effect of a timely and professionally conducted intervention. The benefits to the person who otherwise could not stop abusing alcohol-not to mention that person’s family and friends-are invaluable when the intervention is a success.
Ambassador John Gavin
Ed Storti’s remarkable ability to demonstrate family intervention to UCLA dental students leaves the class spellbound and always results in a request to come back each year.
Robert M. Kransy, D.D.S., M.A., Director of Chemical Dependency Studies, UCLA School of Dentistry
As usual your work was exemplary, and I learned a great deal in the process. I look forward to our working together again.
Garrett O’ Connor, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA
Ed Storti has developed an intervention model which is highly effective; it is primarily based on positive, caring emotions rather than on consequences and confrontation (“tough love”). I am so enthusiastic about Ed’s model that we have had him demonstrate and teach intervention techniques to both our medical students and our faculty at UCLA for the past five years.
J. Thomas Ungerleider, M.D.Professor of Psychiatry and Presidential appointee on Marijuana and drug abuse