Stephen Timmer, JD, CAS, CAI. Steve has been an interventionist for over 10 years after being a lawyer in Chicago for 14 years and after entering recovery himself.  Since 2004, Steve has been working in treatment both in management and as an addiction counselor with treatment programs in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Steve has conducted over 150 Interventions. He is licensed by the State of Florida as Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS). He is a Certified ARISE Interventionist (CAI-II) and trained in CRAFT Intervention, Break-free Intervention, and Family Systemic intervention models. He is also a graduate of Stonebridge Colleges with a diploma in Substance Abuse Counseling with distinction. Steve has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law and created a recovery program for lawyers and judges in Tampa Bay called Sea Of Solutions Recovery.   He also prepares and coordinates court –ordered treatment petitions in Florida called Marchman Acts.  Although he is active in 12 Step Recovery, he also is a facilitator for SMART Recovery.  He is a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS), the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, and the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA). He speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Japanese.  He is an adventure enthusiast, sailor, triathlete, and marathon runner.