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Rock Bottom – Do You Really Have to Go There?

You may have heard about rock bottom. It’s the point at which the consequences of having an addiction have reached record levels. While you may have lived with unpleasant fallout resulting from alcohol or drug use for some time, rock bottom can sometimes help you truly acknowledge how difficult things have become. At rock bottom, […]

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Our Violent World Is Especially Dangerous for Children Who Use Drugs or Act Out. What Can We Do About It?

You hear a lot these days about how violence influences our children, and it often seems like horrific news is everywhere we turn. Add to this mix the intense brutality of many video games that are popular with teens and song lyrics that make even progressive parents raise their eyebrows, and it’s no wonder why […]

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Intervention FAQ

Interventions are often a last resort for a family that is out of options and struggling due to a family member’s addiction or alcoholism. But unless one or more members of the family has been through this before, choosing to stage an intervention for an addicted loved one can come with a ton of questions. […]

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Is It Time to Stage an Intervention?

Staging an intervention is a formal and intense step in attempting to help someone pull himself out of an active drug or alcohol abuse or addiction problem.   It is often a last-ditch effort of family members to make it clear that change must happen – and it must happen today. It’s not always easy […]

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5 Tips to an Effective Intervention Planning Meeting

In advance of staging an intervention for an addicted family member, it is useful to hold a planning meeting that includes all the people who will participate in the event itself, with the exception of the addicted person.   This preparatory meeting gives everyone involved the opportunity to get on the same page, ask questions […]

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How to Write an Intervention Letter

Writing an intervention letter is a great way to prepare yourself for your opportunity to speak directly to your addicted loved one at his or her intervention.   You can organize your thoughts in advance rather than improvising in the moment and risking forgetting something important or spending too much time on a tangent. You […]

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Pack a Bag: Choosing What to Send with Your Loved One to Drug Rehab

You’ve decided who will take part in the intervention you are staging for your addicted loved one. You’ve hired a professional mediator and together the two of you have held a planning meeting and determined which rehabilitation program will best serve your addicted family member.   You’ve decided what you’re going to say to your […]

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5 Things NOT to Do When Staging an Addiction Intervention 

Are you considering going out on your own to stage an intervention for someone you love who is struggling with an addiction?   The option of an intervention is very often a great opportunity to connect someone you care about with the addiction treatment they need to heal – as long as you take the […]

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