The Defenses We’ll Face

March 25, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We’re all familiar with the behaviors of alcoholic and addicted people, 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 addicted (or alcoholic) loved one doesn’t want to hear about it. Dealing with them effectively starts with learning new ways to communicate.

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The Alcoholic Person’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 Alcoholic People Resist Help

March 21, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The first step in knowing how to deal with husband, wife, or other person we love who has alcoholism is understanding the facts about alcohol abuse and the reasons alcoholic people 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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