WHILE YOUR LOVED ONE IS IN TREATMENT After years of dealing with a loved one who is on alcohol or drugs, many family members can be unclear as to how to handle them while they are in treatment. Over the next few pages, we have provided some rough suggestions on how to handle many different […]

Important facts to know when considering Rehab centers for Substance abuse

Substance abuse is a grave problem that ruins families regularly and requires serious rehabilitation. Fortunately, these days there are a lot of rehab centers out there to choose from. But not all rehab centers are the same, which is why it’s important that you do a little research when comparing various addiction treatment centers. The […]

Don’t Incarcerate – Rehabilitate in Rehab Centers

In 2015, nearly 1.5 million people in the United States were arrested on some type of drug violation. This number doesn’t even include those arrested for crimes, such as theft and prostitution, which are often due to the drug’s effect on the person’s behavior. For years, court systems have focused solely on punishment, often in […]

Is Addiction a Choice? The True Severity of Substance Use

Drug addiction is the state in which an individual becomes dependent on a drug and cannot control his or her compulsive drug habit. The scary side of drug addiction is that unlike many other kinds of addictions, it can be life-threatening, completely upending millions of lives and families around the world. Addiction is extremely common […]

Are Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab Programs Better For Addiction?

The need for addiction treatment and rehabilitation centers has exploded in recent years. With the number of deaths related to illicit drug use and addiction to alcohol, it’s not surprising that the demand for professional interventionists to help people with these problems continues to be on the rise. The opioid crisis generates more and more […]

Staging an Intervention For a Professional With a Substance Abuse Problem

Addiction does not discriminate on the basis of race, social standing, profession, or income. Americans from all parts of the social spectrum in virtually every community have experienced the consequences of addiction in some form, whether personally, within a family, or among friends or coworkers.  Addiction also commonly affects people in important professions. Many people […]

Relapse: 9 Ideas to Help You Pick up the Pieces

How many times have you heard yourself or someone you love say “I’m quitting” or “This is my last drink”? How long did that sentiment hold up? The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports drug and alcohol relapse ranging from 40% to 60%. This is similar to other serious diseases that can become life-threatening, such […]


OUTLINE Of THE INTERVENTION PROCESS Each intervention is a unique scenario and the interventionist will help to guide you in determining the proper route. However, the proceeding should provide a rough outline of what is going to occur during the intervention itself. We believe in a hope for the best, but plan for the worst […]

3 Ways Harm Reduction Can Be Used In an Intervention

How Can Harm Reduction Be Used In An Intervention? When a loved one struggles with addiction, it’s scary and heartbreaking in a way that can never be fully understood by those who don’t experience it. Despite any potential attempts of your loved one to deceive you, you can likely see that the person is struggling […]

CHAPTER 3 : Tough Love

BOTTOM LINES OR “TOUGH LOVE” Tough love can be a scary concept to a family, but once you grasp the true nature, it can be one of the most effective approaches you have in getting your loved one to embrace recovery. Bottom lines are where we draw the final line in the sand with a […]