How to Spot an Ativan Addiction

Ativan can cause both drug dependence and addiction. Ativan is a commonly prescribed drug for anxiety. The medication acts on the central nervous system to provide a calming effect on the mind and body. One side effect of Ativan is that it can lead to both dependence and addiction. How Can Ativan Addiction Happen? The … Read More

What To Look For In A Drug Intervention Specialist

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If you are watching a loved one struggle with a substance use disorder—whether it’s a child, a family member, a spouse, or a friend—it can be difficult to find the right resources to help them get sober. Especially when you have tried to help them over and over again, and nothing seems to work, it … Read More

What To Do When A Drug Intervention Fails

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When you hold an intervention for a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol, your hope is that it convinces them to go to rehab to get the help they need. Sometimes, even when you do everything right, it’s possible that your loved one will refuse to get help. For all intents and purposes, this … Read More

5 Tips For Finding A Treatment Facility To Offer At An Intervention

How do you find a treatment program to offer at the intervention?
When planning an intervention to help a loved one struggling with addiction, a crucial part of the process is having a treatment option thoroughly researched and available and ready if the addict or alcoholic decides to accept professional help during the intervention. This can be an overwhelming and stressful aspect of the intervention planning process, as there … Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Do a Drug Intervention?

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If you’ve reached the point where an intervention is the only logical choice to get your loved one the help they need, then you’ll want to make sure it’s done the right way. For that reason, you’ve probably looked into hiring an intervention specialist. Below we examine the intervention process, the benefits you’ll receive from … Read More

Top Questions To Ask During A Drug Intervention

Top Questions to Ask During an Intervention
When someone you love is abusing drugs or alcohol it’s natural to want to do everything you can to help them realize they have a problem and get them into treatment. This can be a slippery slope as someone who is drinking heavily or using drugs may not be ready to admit they have an … Read More

Crisis Intervention: Put Your Own Mask on First

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Imagine you’re on an airplane, sitting next to someone you love. Suddenly, there’s turbulence, shaking. The captain makes and announcement, and a passenger two seats down makes a joke.  But when cabin pressure drops, as do the masks… Everyone’s afraid. No matter how many times you insist your loved one put on their mask, they … Read More

How Intervention Letters Can Prevent You From Saying The Wrong Thing

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When a loved one is abusing substances it is natural for their immediate family and friends to want to try to help or step in. Substance abuse affects everyone involved and can be a very emotionally charged experience. It’s important to understand how an intervention can help in these situations where intervening is necessary. We … Read More

How to Write a Compelling Alcohol Intervention Letter

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Interventions are an incredibly emotional time. Not only are we confronting our loved ones about a debilitating addiction, but somehow we have to maintain our composure throughout the event to get our point across. No matter how well you know your friend, sibling, parent, significant other or child, you’re never quite sure how they’re going … Read More

What Is the Systemic Family Intervention Model?

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If you are an alcoholic or addict, or have a loved one who is, you’ve likely heard of an intervention—a meeting set up by friends and family in order to confront an alcoholic or addict about their substance abuse issues. However, there are different approaches that can be taken when it comes to interventions, and … Read More