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Substance Abuse Problems In The Family

Talking with an addict about addiction is never easy. In fact, it is quite painful to watch your loved one struggle with addiction, feeling incapable to help. For this reason, Dr. Louise Stanger has written the guide, “Learn to Thrive: An Intervention Guidebook for Loved Ones and Their Families”.

Dr. Stanger’s many years of experience in social work have gone into this practical guide to help families find hope and healing. Here, we review how this short e-book and then we invite your questions about staging an effective intervention at the end.

Why Do We Recommend This E-Book?

“Learn to Thrive” can be a great educational material for:

  • Addiction specialists
  • Families of drug or alcohol addicts
  • Interventionists
  • Licensed clinical health professionals
  • Mental health workers
  • Social workers

1. Basic principles of intervention

First, “Learn to Thrive” explains the intervention basics. It is constructed as a guide to help families who struggle with substance abuse disorders and mental health problems. Dr. Stanger provides guidance on how to motivate your close one to ask for help AND accept the care he or she needs.

2. Experienced advice

Dr. Louise Stanger shares her personal insights gathered from decades of supervising interventions. She shares her “best practices” and ways for performing an intervention in simple terms.

Additionally, Dr. Stanger gives great importance to the team-based approach, and you’ll learn more about using this strategy. A team approach engages all individuals interested in helping their loved one through recovery in the intervention session with many benefits.

3. New ideas

Filled with creative techniques, “Learn to Thrive” can help quell your doubts about getting a loved one the help s/he needs. Learn about effective and novel ways to approach an addict in your family.

What Will You Learn From This E-Book?

The first thing you’ll learn from this book is better understanding of interventions and their significance. It gives a valuable insight about Dr. Louise Stanger’s team approach during an intervention and the benefits of participating in one. You will also learn what skills are required to be part of a intervention team and what are the benefits of having one. At the end of the book you have a list of valuable tips which might come in hand when searching for the right interventionist.

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