My name is Steve Bruno. I have been a professional interventionist for nearly 15 years.
Prior to delving into the strange and chaotic world of interventions, I lived in the strange and chaotic world of addiction. My experiences with drugs and rehab led me to a roller coaster of stellar successes and cliffhanging failures, and an overall difficulty living a “normal” life.
After going through a program that worked, I did my first intervention. I soon realized that the destructive life I had been living had given me a unique insight into the struggles the families who hired me were facing. During those “wasted” years as an addict, I had – remarkably – developed a skill set that enabled me to look into the chaos and see the mechanisms that play a role in the lives of addicts. I know them so intimately that I can overcome them.
For the past couple of years I have been working on a book about my work, my viewpoints on addiction and how to help people who are fighting the people who are trying to help them. In the meantime I am writing this blog.
I address the subject of interventions in an effort to demystify them for my readers, and provide as much insight as possible as to how interventions are done, which strategies are most effective and which “strategies”can create disaster. Most of all I want to help addicts by giving their families the tools to do so.
I invite you to ask questions or make comments. Tell me what you’re struggling with. Do it anonymously. Every question will receive my best answer.
Please pay attention to the fact that the blog goes from the most recent, back. This means that the earlier in any series is seen further down on the list.