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Struggling with Addiction

The Step by Step Guide to Staging an Intervention

Step by Step Guide to Staging an Intervention An intervention is an important event, created by family and friends of a person struggling with addiction, to help the person realize they have a problem, they need help, and they have support. While reality television shows have popularized interventions in recent years, these depictions often offer a false …

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Christian Approach to Drug Intervention

When we hear the word ‘disease’, most of us initially associate it with a physical malady. There are aspects of addiction that can be traced back to physical predispositions leading to an increased risk for developing a chemical dependency. However, drug and alcohol abuse also entail the breakdown of emotional health and spiritual belief in …

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Interventionist in Philadelphia

Interview With Philadelphia Interventionist It was 7:00 AM in Aston, PA located in Delaware County on a cold January morning. The night before I participated in an intense  family education process with the Philadelphia interventionist. A group of 15 of us approached the front door of the home. To our surprise it was barricaded from the …

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Alcohol Addiction

What If They Say No During Alcohol or Drug Intervention

Interventions are one of the most crucial components to recovery from addiction. The intervention is an opportunity for the loved ones and friends of a person struggling with drug or alcohol addiction to express how the habit has hurt them and show their strong desire to see him or her seek help. Ideally, the presence …

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Opiate addiction is causing an increase in the number of children in foster care

Opiate Addiction in Foster Care? When you think of foster care, what images come to mind? For many, one of the first images is the stereotypical scene of children being wrenched from a mother’s arms and thrust into a system where they will be shuffled from home to home for the rest of their childhood. …

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Xanax has become the new club drug

Xanax has become the new club drug, becoming increasingly pervasive due to constant mentions in pop culture. Instagram celebrities, rappers, and stars mention, glorify, and even sell Xanax. It is thought of as more harmless than other drugs – a way to relax, have fun, and feel a mild high without much risk3. However, that …

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Opioid-Painkillers

Opioid Painkillers Make Your Body Its Punching Bag

Opioid Painkillers Opioid painkillers are very potent drugs that are classified as Schedule II Controlled Substances, which means that they have a high risk of being abused. Opioids are typically used for patients who are suffering from moderate to severe pain – either acute, like pain following surgery, or chronic – when other pain medications …

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