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Addiction FAQ

The more you know about the disease plaguing your loved one, the better able you will be to help him agree to seek treatment. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about addiction among concerned family members considering an intervention. What Is the Definition of Addiction? Addiction is diagnosed when a patient exhibits […]

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Paying for an Intervention, Paying for Treatment

Drug rehab can often be expensive. Making sure that your loved one has the personalized and directed care that he needs to actually make progress in treatment and gain the skills that will give him a solid foundation in recovery comes with a price. But how do families – especially those that are already struggling […]

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5 Things to Know Before You Stage a Nicotine Addiction Intervention

Here’s what you need to know to help your loved one who is struggling with nicotine addiction, whether their method of ingestion is cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, or another source of nicotine. Nicotine addiction is deadly. No matter how your loved one chooses to ingest nicotine, it is a deadly addiction. E-cigarettes, often touted […]

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Should You Stage an Intervention for Antidepressant Abuse?

Are you concerned that your loved one is abusing his antidepressants? Do you find that he seems to be worse off in terms of mood and behavior after starting depression treatment than he was before? Here are some common questions raised by family members who are concerned about antidepressant abuse and getting their loved one […]

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The Pitfall of Blame: Avoid This Trap When Staging an Intervention

No one wants to take responsibility when they are faced with the serious consequences that come with addiction. Right now in this country, there are multiple lawsuits being battled out in the courts trying to define who are responsible for addictions that plague so many. Former NFL players are suing the NFL over their painkiller […]

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The Argument for Marijuana Addiction Intervention

The day your loved one first came home with a marijuana card or a legal bag of weed, you may or may not have thought much of it. Over time, however, as his use of the substance grew to become a larger and larger part of his life, your concern likely grew as well. But […]

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The Threat of Overdose: How It Impacts Your Intervention

If your loved one is actively abusing crystal meth, heroin, cocaine, synthetic drugs of any kind, painkillers, sedatives, or a combination of these substances, overdose is a constant risk every single day. It’s one of the most terrifying prospects for concerned family members, yet many still procrastinate when it comes to staging an intervention for […]

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Is Your Addicted Family Member Ready to Benefit from Rehab?

It’s not often that an addicted person turns to his family and asks for help getting into treatment for addiction. If this were a common occurrence, interventions wouldn’t be as necessary. Many families interpret this lack of interest in attending drug rehab as an inability to gain anything from treatment. They may postpone staging an […]

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