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Pre-Intervention Counseling
Personalized Intervention Care
Post-Intervention Recovery Options

CCM's leader, founder, and chief interventionist is Michael Appel. Alcoholism and drug addiction shattered his family, and almost cost him his life. For the past 25+ years, Michael has been a tireless advocate and recovery innovator.

Michael has created a CCM team and specific protocols that parents, spouses, employers, and guardians have relied on for more than 15 years. The CCM addiction professionals will guide your loved one from intervention, to recovery, and into the new life everyone deserves. CCM addiction and recovery services include:
  • Pre-intervention counseling
  • The intervention itself
  • Post-intervention recovery options
  • Aftercare
  • Case management

CCM has access to a global network of recovery resources and has vast experience helping individuals recover from all forms of addiction.

Michael Appel
CCM Founder / Chief Interventionist
Michael Has Conducted Hundreds Of Interventions All Over The Globe. He Is Available To Answer Any And All Questions. 100% Confidential.

Front Lines Of Addiction Treatment For 25+ Years

Not only is Michael a sought after clinical interventionist and crisis manager, he himself has long-term recovery from addiction. Michael's personal journey - from his father's 30+ years of sobriety, to his own brother's drug-related death – adds an invaluable perspective, compassion, and skill set when he is helping addict/alcoholics, and their families, walk through the recovery process.

Going Where He Is Needed

Michael has served the recovery community where he has been needed most:
  • Recovery work, with homeless alcoholics and addicts at the Ramsey County and Hastings
    Detox centers in Minnesota
  • Post-arrest recovery work, with law enforcement officials
  • Staff member, Hazelden Foundation

A Groundbreaking Drug Diversion Program

Michael designed, developed and served as the program director for The Substance Abuse Diversion Initiative of Lowell (SADIL). This groundbreaking program encouraged law enforcement officials to divert chemically dependent individuals into different modalities of treatment, instead of jail. As part of this program, Michael trained over one thousand Lowell police officers at the Cross Point Police Training Academy on addiction, and on ways to successfully change their focus. Michael also facilitated substance abuse groups for the Department of Corrections in Middlesex County for many years.

Hundreds Of Interventions Around The Globe

Michael specializes in crisis based interventions. He has performed hundreds of interventions for addicts across the U.S. and around the globe----including France, England, Germany, and Cambodia.

For 15+ years, Michael has been the preferred interventionist for some of the best treatment centers on the planet. When they need someone to manage crisis, they call Michael and his CCM team.


Michael earned a BA in History from Boston University, and holds an M.E.d. in Counseling Psychology, with a focus on addiction, from Cambridge College. His graduate thesis focused on innovative family crisis intervention methodology.

He and his family make their home in Boston and Miami.


Andrew A. Jeon, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Jeon currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF), the world's largest non-profit addiction treatment organization, where he is Chair of the Quality Committee, and member of the Executive and Governance Committees.

Dr. Jeon brings a unique perspective to intervention and recovery support due to his extensive experience of pharmacology and neurochemistry as it affects addiction. A 30 year faculty member of Harvard Medical School (HMS), he trained in pediatrics and anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and has held a number of clinical and administrative positions at the MGH, Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH), where he was Chief, Hospital Services and Operations. He served as the Chief Medical Officer and COO of Harvard Medical International, and President and CEO of Partners Harvard Medical International when it transitioned to Partners Healthcare System, the merged entity of MGH and BWH. He is also the founder and President of Crimson Health Solutions which provides both domestic and global consultative services in healthcare and medical education.

Michael Berba

Director of Case Management & Intervention

Michael Berba is a dedicated addiction/recovery industry professional with 15 years experience helping addicts to overcome their battles with addiction and psychiatric disorders.

Finding himself on the winning side of addiction and trauma in the winter of 2000, Michael began to take steps to get the training needed to become one of the nation's preeminent interventionists focusing on dysfunctional family systems work, chemical dependency, and clients experiencing psychiatric disorder crisis. Michael attended Loyola Marymount Universities Alcohol and Drug counseling program and is finishing
a two year program training under the watchful eye of Dr. Allen Berger (Psyd), at The Institute for
Effective Psychotherapy. Dr. Berger is a well-known Gestalt therapist and best-selling author.

Michael is also a Certified Life Coach, enhancing his focus on chemical dependency and behavioral disorders to include the crucial life building skills and self-discovery needed to initiate a new start for persons new to recovery.Michael is a former professional chef, expert level snowboarder and mountaineer
spending downtime in the mountains of California, and when time permits, international destinations
searching for deep powder and high mountains. An elusive combination as rare as the journey to
recovery that we ask our clients to join us on.
“Having conducted hundreds of interventions over my career, I've seen and heard it all. As a result, I have formulated myriad successful solutions to sudden and challenging circumstances. More importantly, my experience gives me deep familiarity with the addict's underlying motives and behavioral tendencies, which inform my powerful ability to negotiate and convince where others fail. I know force and coercion are never good first steps into recovery—compassion, care, and firmness build the foundation for successful recovery."

Michael Appel, Chief Interventionist