Is a Good Intervention Dramatic?

April 1, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The technique works. But it doesn’t make for very entertaining TV, which is why they usually leave that part on the cutting room floor.

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Intervention and Publicly Funded Rehab

March 26, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

topics related to decision making process - uncertainty, alternatives, risk consequences, complexity, personal issues; white chalk handwriting and color sticky notes on blackboard

Explain your situation and make a request: You want your nephew’s name placed on the admissions list for a date beyond the current waiting list.

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The Defenses We’ll Face

March 25, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We’re all familiar with the behaviors of alcoholics and addicts, now it’s time to use our knowledge to plan a successful intervention.

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No Warm Reception

March 24, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Our addict (or alcoholic) doesn’t want to hear about it. Dealing with them effectively starts with learning new ways to communicate.

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The Alcoholic’s Friend

March 23, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t expect to address alcoholism without encountering defenses, since they exist to protect alcoholic drinking. But we have an advantage.

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Countering Denial

March 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

When we think of denial, we picture someone angrily insisting he doesn’t have a problem. But denial is more subtle than that.

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Why Alcoholics Resist Help

March 21, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The first step in knowing how to deal with alcoholic husband, wife, or other person we love is understanding the facts about alcohol abuse and the reasons alcoholics resist help.

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Introduction to Intervention: You Can Do It

March 20, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Five short snapshots on key intervention concepts. You CAN help motivate someone towards recovery.

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Adding Intervention Services

March 18, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Families are always complaining about the lack of good, affordable intervention assistance out there (depending on where you live, of course)

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Alcoholic Defenses

December 4, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Even if such arguments have stymied you for decades, it’s quite possible, with a little coaching, to deal with them effectively in future.

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