Even as a professional interventionist with a long-standing track record of success with other people’s families, when it came to intervening on one of my own family members, I found myself in the same position you might be in, trying to wrench other … [Read more...] about What If Other Family Members Aren’t in Agreement?
If drugs or alcohol were an addict’s fundamental problem, recovery would be easy. Simply detox the person and you’re done! But – that isn’t how it works. The fact is, addiction is a set of low conditions which cut across multiple aspects of a … [Read more...] about Why Drugs Are Not the Real Problem
An intervention is any action or actions which result in an addict arriving at a well-chosen program. I include, “well-chosen,” because, without a program that has a good chance of success in place, an intervention is of little or no value. Contrary … [Read more...] about What Is an Intervention?
~ Life As An Addict The most powerful tool in my arsenal -easily -is my ability to see things from an addict’s point of view, and to work from that. Had I not experienced the mental, emotional and physical effects of drug and alcohol … [Read more...] about (My Unexpected Journey) From Addict to Interventionist
Brute, Emotional Force “He who angers you conquers you.” ~ Elizabeth Kenny When I see an addict ripping into his mother in response to an offer of help, I see an addict trying to control the outcome of the argument using brute, … [Read more...] about From, “More Than Hope”