About VIP


As seen on the Dr. Phil ShowThe Doctors and the primetime special featuring, Brandon and Debbie Knauss on TLC, "Cracking Addiction!" 

In America, nearly every family is directly or indirectly affected by the disease of addiction and/or mental illness. We at VIP Recovery are here to assist you with a distinctive approach to the intervention process, one that is saving lives and helping entire families begin their healing process. This is precisely why Dr. Phil and The Doctors television programs have selected us at VIP to illustrate for their viewing audiences the importance of intervention in cases of addiction. Interventions entrusted to VIP are handled with dignity and respect, by Debbie and Brandon Knauss, a mother and son intervention team or selected VIP trained professionals. Brandon is a former addict and Debbie is the mother who lived through the years of Brandon’s disease, so she understands firsthand how complicated the situation is. In addition, Debbie is a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) and Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). Their unique bond allows Debbie and Brandon to offer what few other intervention specialists can: intimate, direct knowledge of what the individual who is the subject of the intervention AND the family are going through.

Making the first phone call is often the most difficult decision. Please call now 1-888-536-7847 or use our "Contact Us" form.   



 Dr. Phil's 2000th Show!


It's been twelve seasons... one-and-a-half billion viewers... countless lives changed... and Debbie, Brandon and the VIP organization have been blessed to have been a part of Dr. Phil's journey over the past 10+ years! Dr. Phil celebrated his 2000th show with a studio audience filled with your favorite guests and most inspiring success stories! There was Joshua, who weighed 150 pounds at just 4 years old, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, Survivor: China winner, Todd Herzog, who was at death's door before his  VIP assisted intervention on Dr. Phil's stage, everyone's favorite monster-in-law, Khalood -- and of course Debbie and Brandon!  


VIP Recovery congratulates Dr. Phil and his amazing organization on reaching this incredible milestone!