Category Archives: Drug and Alcohol Intervention Resources

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Don’t Try This at Home: 4 Arguments to Use an Intervention Specialist
Families overcome challenges all the time, together. They support each other through hard financial times, deaths, divorces, illnesses and many other difficult circumstances. And, some are able to organize and execute a successful alcohol intervention that leads to treatment, recovery and long-term sobriety. However, there are some drug interventions that require professional help in order to give the substance abuser a better chance at overcoming the barriers to sobriety. Choosing to navigate the journey without someone experienced with designing and implementing a drug intervention may create more physical and emotional harm – for the substance abuser and family members – that not intervening at ...

The Ways an Intervention Helps Parents Get Their Children Help, Respectfully
You raised them right, but they still need love and guidance Addiction is frightening. As a parent, few things are more worrisome than a child’s addiction. Planning an intervention for your teenager or college-aged child may seem difficult, but it’s one of the most effective methods of substance use intervention. You’ve raised your child to the best of your abilities. Now, they’re old enough to care for themselves. This said, your role as a parent needn’t end. Your job is to love, care and nurture them. Sometimes, this means helping them seek help for themselves. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has covered ...

How to Prepare Mentally for a Stay in a Drug Rehab Center
Getting started with drug and alcohol treatment right away is often the best approach. However, for various reasons, some folks feel like they have to have to wait a while before starting their alcohol or drug rehab. Maybe they’re put on a waiting list, or they need additional time to tie up loose ends at work or with family before entering treatment. It happens. Regardless, if they enroll in an alcohol and drug rehab center’s program within 24 hours or within a week, they shouldn’t fret— waiting isn’t the biggest deal, as long as they’re fully committed to enrolling and completing ...

Just the Two of Us – How Couples Can Get Sober Together
Just the Two of Us – How Couples Can Get Sober Together They say misery love company, but so does sobriety. It is not uncommon for couples, whether married or not, to begin using drugs or alcohol. However, each person makes his or her own decision to use. It is possible to enter drug rehab together, and it is possible to overcome drugs and alcohol as a couple. However, both individual and couples support and treatment is necessary. In short, you can overcome your addiction as a couple as long as both parties deal with the underlying cause of their treatment individually. It’s Easy ...

SMART Recovery-Informed Addiction Interventions
If it were easy for someone addicted to drugs or alcohol to get treatment on their own and become sober, there would be no need for interventions. However, because of the powerful nature of addiction, people become wrapped up like the prey of a spider, tightly bound in layers of silk and paralyzed to escape. Like prey waiting for death, a person who has the compulsion to continually use or abuse alcohol and drugs risks the destruction of their life…if they don’t get help. Oftentimes, a person needs someone to come along and break those binding webs through an intervention. “The family system ...

Interventions for Alcoholism and Chronic Severe Alcohol Abuse
I am not an alcoholic. Alcoholics drink every day, practically all the time. They usually live on the streets because they can barely function. I do just fine. I go to my IT job Monday through Friday, make all my scheduled appointments, and help my daughter with her homework some evenings. I don’t think there is connection between the aggravation and irritability I feel and the days I do not have those tasty beverages. I don’t pay attention to how many Vodka cranberries I pour on nights when I’ve had a rough day, because I’ve earned some relaxation time. I can ...