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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Shame

September 10, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

In recovery, shame can be a motivator for change.

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Why They Quit

October 30, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

By the time the family gets around to taking action, conditions in the addict’s life have already reached the point where there’s a certain incentive to change.

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Call the Intervention Pro?

August 21, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

if some members of your team have become hesitant, mired in doubt, lost their motivation– then you want the professional with you.

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Hospital Follies

July 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The notorious revolving door wasn’t entirely due to the patient’s desire to avoid change– the hospital couldn’t get them out the front door fast enough.

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Five Things NOT to Say to an Addict

May 5, 2014 by Stephen Booth

Many addicts think they can control their drinking. While they may be able to stop, simply quitting is different from a lasting, internal change.

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Confrontation Without Conflict

March 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

If we inadvertently activate the ‘fight-flight’ response, communication will come to a halt.

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Hitting Bottom

November 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

We’ll see the progress that was occurring even when the addict appeared, at the time, to be floundering badly.

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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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Recognizing Enabling Behaviors

October 28, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Many good interveners—including some excellent professional intervention counselors—started out as primary enablers.

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