James Patterson

Professional Interventionist and
Structured Family Recovery® counselor

James PattersonJames Patterson has been helping patients and families for more than 30 years. He is an internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor and has also been trained and certified in the Love First method of intervention. He has a special gift for helping families in crisis.

James Patterson has served as executive director of Specialized Outpatient Services in Oklahoma City for more than 25 years. He is a trainer for the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and has been a leader in his state for decades.

Currently, James serves as Chairman of the Governance Committee of the ODAPCA (Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselors Association) and sits on the committee with the Oklahoma Peer Nursing Program to help engage, assist and monitor nurses who are board ordered or voluntarily apply to the program due to their addiction issues and wish to return to safe practice. He also served 11 years on the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and 7 years on the (MAC) Medical Advisory Committee for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

James brings a personal passion to his work, helping families and patients of every description. His mission is healing, and he brings calm and insightful wisdom to his work.

Consult with James Patterson, ICADC

You may wish to begin with a scheduled consultation with James, to see if intervention is right for your family or to explore treatment options. Consultations are available by conference call zoom, and may include multiple members of your family.

Family members don’t always agree on how to address addiction and mental health problems. Often, it may feel like everything has already been tried. The dynamics of addiction usually throw a family’s emotions into disarray, which can create chaos – and addiction thrives in chaos.

James can provide order, direction, and new options. A scheduled consultation, lasting at least one hour, will start the process. A detailed history will be gathered, and a fresh strategy can be developed.

To begin working with James, call the main office of Love First, Inc. at: 888-220-4400. International calls: +1-313-882-6921. Professional fees apply.


James Patterson is a Love First certified clinical interventionist, the most advanced and rigorous training in the field of intervention. He will work with you and your family to develop an individualized plan to get your loved one into treatment. Read more about the intervention process here.

James is attuned to the special needs of all patients. The Love First method harnesses the natural care and concern of the family in a specific and organized way in order to break through defenses and denial and bring the individual to a moment of clarity, where they will accept the help which is being offered.

To begin working with James Patterson, professional interventionist,
call the main office of Love First.


International: +1-313-882-6921

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