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Intervention for Process Addiction

Find Fast Defining the Problem Choosing to Step In Accessing Compassion Preparing the Talk Holding the Talk Hobbies can help family members carve out distinct personalities. A father might be known for his penchant for fishing, for example, and this might differentiate him from the son who prefers to build model trains. Activities like this […]

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10 Things to Ask an Interventionist Before Hiring

In 2011, there were 5.1 million emergency department visits in the United States that could be attributed to drugs, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network. Sometimes, these medical emergencies provide a wakeup call to addicted people, and they move right from the hospital gurney to the addiction treatment center to get the help they’ll […]

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6 Reasons to Hire an Interventionist

Family members talk to one another all the time, about things large and small, and some families find that they don’t need the help of outsiders in order to talk about addiction. They can do their own research, plan what they’d like to say and see an intervention through to completion without ever stepping outside […]

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Surprise vs. Invitational Model

Find Fast The Benefits of Surprise Measuring the Effectiveness of Surprise An Invitational Approach Measuring the Effectiveness of Alternate Approaches Making a Choice When an addiction issue has become so intolerable and so persistent that the family begins to buckle under the pressure, an intervention can provide the pathway out of the darkness and into […]

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6 Things You Should Say During an Intervention

It’s likely that people who live with an addicted person have an entire list of things they’d like to say to that person about the addiction and the impact that addiction is having on the rest of the family. It’s also likely that the family members want to find a way to share their thoughts […]

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10 Tips on Holding an Intervention

Find Fast 1. Choose Your Team Wisely 2. Find the Right Time to Talk 3. Use a Private, Formal Spot 4. Pay Attention to the Order of Speakers 5. Hold Rehearsals 6. Stick to the Script 7. Use Open, Warm Body Language 8. Keep Tempers Under Control 9. Develop a Backup Plan 10. Don’t Give […]

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5 Essentials of an Addiction Intervention Script

Find Fast Step 1: Open With Affection Step 2: Describe Specific Behaviors Step 3: Detail the Physical Problems Step Four: Outline Treatment Options Step Five: Express Love and Support Optional Step: Set Consequences Putting It All Together In a preface to the National Drug Control Strategy, written for members of Congress, President Barack Obama wrote […]

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Random Drug Testing a Loved One

Find Fast Understanding the Need Urine Testing Other Options Putting Together a Plan In the addiction recovery process, a relapse to drug use or abuse isn’t a failure. It doesn’t mean that treatment isn’t working or that the person has a hopeless case of addiction that can never be addressed. It does mean that the […]

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How Do I Get to Rehab? Sober Escort

When people are intoxicated, it’s easy to specify how their drugs work, and the types of changes they bring about. People on heroin often seem sleepy and dopey while they’re under the influence, and families might be able to spot with blinding accuracy the symptoms of intoxication in the addict in their midst. But some […]

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Troubleshoot an Intervention

Interventionists do their part to help people prepare for the unexpected, but family members that work hard to brush up on their communication skills can also do their part to stay calm and collected, no matter what twists and turns the intervention might take.

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Paying for an Interventionist

Find Fast Choose A Intervention Model Check With Insurance Borrowing From Family and Friends Loans Ask About Installments Consider the Alternative You’ve decided that you want to hire a professional intervention specialist to help you confront your loved one about their addiction. You are committed to helping your loved one see how damaging addiction can […]

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Drug Addiction Statistics

When a family member or close friend suffers from the disease of addiction, it can be difficult to see the overall effects of the abuse and addiction on the entire family or social circle. In some circumstances, we find excuses and patterns of behavior to justify certain activities, even going so far as to live under a delusional cloud.

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Ways to Deal With a Stubborn Addict

Drug addiction is not a lifestyle choice.  The decision to use drugs is usually voluntary in the beginning, but once drug use has moved through drug abuse and into addiction, the drug addict has suffered significant changes in several aspects of their physical body and emotional health.  One of the most profound changes that occurs […]

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How Much Does an Intervention Cost?

When someone we love is suffering from the damaging and life-changing effects of an addiction disease, we can often feel powerless. How can we help them? What are the steps to creating a change in an individual’s life without pushing them further away?

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When to Seek Treatment After Interventions

An intervention is the first step in the recovery process but it doesn’t provide any actual treatment for an addiction. Admission into a treatment program afterward is generally the next step in the recovery process but one should be selected prior to the intervention.

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Do Interventions Really Work?

The success of an intervention hinges on a host of factors associated with your addicted loved one, the members of the intervention group, and the interventionist. By carefully planning and implementing an intervention, the chances of your friend or family member seeking treatment are significantly enhanced.

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Success Rate of Interventions

The success rate of an intervention coincides with how many goals were achieved as a result. If your friend or loved one seeks treatment immediately afterwards, then the intervention can be declared a partial success – An Interventionist can significantly improves these chances.

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Why Being Organized Leads to a Successful Intervention

If a timetable of your intervention is properly scheduled, the discussion will flow and cover all the points necessary to help your friend or loved one recover and allow family members to heal. An unorganized intervention often dissolves into a series of arguments that can be counterproductive and cause the event to fail.

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