Category Archives: Intervention

substance abuse problems

5 Tips to Help You Get Your Parent on the Road to Recovery
No one can deny the adverse effects caused by substance abuse problems. Some of the most innocent victims in the case of most substance abuse issues are the children of those facing addiction. In fact, studies conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admission found that as many as 1 in every 8 children in the United States has a parent facing a substance use disorder. Underaged children with parents facing addiction are the truest victims, as they are unable to do things like stage an alcohol intervention or hire a drug intervention specialist. Less often considered, but arguably also ...
drug intervention programs

What’s the Breaking Point? 3 Questions to Ask Before Staging an Intervention
People considering drug intervention programs for a friend or loved one with a substance abuse disorder may not know where to begin. They just know that the breaking point is near and doing nothing will bring more heartache. More tension. More sleepless nights. Intervention does work. However, it is important to understand that relapse is considered a natural part of recovery. In fact, according to national data collected by the NIH, between 40 percent and 60 percent of the people who seek addiction treatment relapse. Knowing this, it is important that people staging an intervention invest the time and energy to give ...
professional intervention

Too Close to See; Why an Intervention Without a Pro’s Help Could Do More Harm Than Good
Having an alcoholic or drug addict in one’s life can be fraught with emotional difficulty. Friends and family members offer well-meaning advice and try to point the individual towards getting help, but everything they say seems to fall on deaf ears. Finally, a plan is created among those friends and family to make a change. Rather than use alcohol intervention programs, everyone decides to do a household intervention instead. After planning and gathering the relevant parties, one of you calls the individual to come meet up with everyone. They show up, having no idea what to expect. What ensues is a ...