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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 ...

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 ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Addiction Intervention
There are few things more painful than watching a loved one’s life being destroyed by addiction. When efforts to help are either unsuccessful or, even worse, inadvertently enable the addiction, it’s natural to feel helpless and at a loss as to what to do next. Do you give up on trying to help and hope that at some point they “hit bottom” and decide to turn their life around? Do you keep doing what little you can to help them stay fed and housed while trying to turn a blind eye to the substance use? Do you try an intervention? You’ve probably ...