The Intervention Tipping Point

December 17, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The terms of agreement that emerge from an intervention must be the right terms, likely to result in success and amenable to all parties.

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Taking Action: Analyze Past Flaws

February 26, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Families often think it’s the addict or alcoholic’s emotions that need to be overcome to succeed. But in fact, we need to start by dealing with our own feelings.

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Taking Action: Review the Defenses

February 5, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

They believe that by demonstrating you can’t make them do anything against their will, they’ll convince you that confrontation is useless.

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Taking Action: Know the Enemy

January 19, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The behaviors of alcoholics and addicts are so predictable because the disease follows a certain progression.

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What Makes a Good Interventionist?

November 1, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Intervention is about achieving a very specific time-limited objective: an addict or alcoholic who agrees to participate in treatment.

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I’m Ready to Call a Family Interventionist

February 16, 2013 by Angela Utschig

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An Interventionist will be trying to make sure they have all of the ‘pieces of the puzzle’

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Why Intervention Works

January 31, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The addict may have tried to control drinking or drug use many times, and failed. This experience leads him to conclude that he can’t change.

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Is Your Alcoholic Already Considering Change?

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s an essential truth that alcoholics think about changing for a long, long time before they seriously attempt it. They’re ambivalent about change, and struggle to make up their minds.

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Intervention From the Inside

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

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The way the “interven-ee” feels about the intervention changes a lot, from the beginning of the intervention, by the end of the intervention, during treatment and after, and years into recovery.

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December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Intervention is a structured, team-based tool for helping an addict or alcoholic make the decision to seek help.

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