The Guide includes a step-by-step explanation of how intervention works and how to plan one for your addict/alcoholic.
If you love someone struggling with addiction or alcoholism, this video will help you plan your own intervention.
Fifteen-year-old Andrea is out of control. She drinks, abuses drugs, and dances illegally at a strip club. What can Mom do about it? The answer is surprising.
Eventually, things get so bad that the details become irrelevant and the objections seem unimportant.
Eventually, through painful experience, the externalizer recognizes that the secret of recovery is focusing on changing yourself, not others.
Eventually, the rationalizer (through painful experience) realizes that instead of serving as a remedy, drugs and alcohol are actually making problems worse
Repeated problems related to drinking or drug use force even the person in denial to acknowledge something is wrong–eventually.
If we could reach them now, the process might well be interrupted. Preventing a host of more serious problems — some of them fatal to other people, or the user himself.
It’s not really surprise or shock that convinces the alcoholic to seek treatment. It’s a combination of influence and leverage.