Posts Tagged ‘Intervention’

On This Page: Mental Illness Basics Emphasis on the Disorder Managing Erratic Behavior Addressing Their Needs Though many who struggle with mental health disorders like depression or anxiety are willing to seek mental health care on their own, there are a number of disorders that are characterized by symptoms that create an obstacle to treatment. […]

On This Page: Definition The Cycle Addiction Signs Problems Associated Recovery Intervention Treatment Whether it’s the latest gadget, a chic new piece of clothing, or even food, we’ve all felt the urge to splurge now and again. This comes as little surprise because we are constantly bombarded with online, print, and media ads that reinforce […]

On This Page: Step 1: Open With Affection Step 2: Describe Specific Behaviors Step 3: Detail the Problems Step 4: Outline Treatment Options Step 5: Express Love and Support Optional Step: Set Consequences Putting the Intervention Together Each time a family bands together and holds an addiction intervention, that family is taking one small step toward […]

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In recent years, interventions have earned a bad reputation, due at least in part to a misunderstanding of just what an intervention is (and isn’t). The emotional scenes you see on reality TV bear little resemblance to an average intervention. The real goal of intervening is simply to help a close friend or loved one […]

Why are reality shows about substance abuse or process addictions so popular? Is it voyeurism, education or a little of both? Are TV viewers becoming addicted to shows about addiction? If you look at the growing range of programs on the schedule, you’d think so. The latest additions include VH1’s Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew, […]

The next dual diagnosis conference, The Moment of Change, will address intervention and addiction issues. The next dual diagnosis conference will focus on the hot topic of intervention. Join us at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida from Sept. 28-30 for “The Moment of Change: Intervention Approaches for Professionals,” hosted by Foundations Recovery Network and […]

Interfering in the life of a friend or family member can be risky, but if an addiction is threatening their health you can’t afford to keep quiet. Intervening in the life of an adult – whether they’re a family member or close friend – is tricky business. You’re afraid of overstepping, of butting in, of […]

Aretha Franklin had it right when she demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T in her famous song. We need to keep that same tune in mind when interacting with anyone who is dealing with a substance abuse problem. Televised intervention programs and treatment reality shows can make the process look like a bit of a circus, but in truth, […]