3 Ways An Intervention Leads Families From Fear to Hope

3 Ways An Intervention Leads Families From Fear to Hope

  As a licensed clinician and a professional interventionist, I have seen how addiction impacts the whole family. Whether it’s your birth family, your chosen family, or your work family, I know how painful it is to watch someone you love struggle with substance...
How To Talk To Your Friend About Their Drug Problem

How To Talk To Your Friend About Their Drug Problem

Talking to a friend about personal matters is never easy. Talking to them about their alcohol or other drug use can be even harder. Drug addiction is an escalating problem in the United States and there is a good chance that you know at least one person with a...
Recovery Plus – Collective Intervention Strategy

Recovery Plus – Collective Intervention Strategy

I am excited to share a preview of my latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions: A Collective Strategy, as shown in the September 2018 edition of Recovery Plus. As a clinician and interventionist, I work directly with families and their loved ones...
From Falling Up To CIS

From Falling Up To CIS

Folks recently inquired about how I went from crafting a memoir to writing a textbook. As I thought about it, I realized that is a very large question with lots of miles in between. So I guess, I will start at the very beginning when I was a young social worker...
Does A Drug Intervention Program Really Work?

Does A Drug Intervention Program Really Work?

With an estimated 1.1 million heavy alcohol users and 28.6 illegal drug users, most people know someone that’s addicted to drugs or alcohol. If you’re watching a loved one struggle with addiction, you may be wondering what you can do about it. You may even...
How To Stage An Intervention: 5 Steps To Get Started

How To Stage An Intervention: 5 Steps To Get Started

With 23 million Americans currently dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, there are many reasons to stage an intervention. Beyond just drugs and alcohol, people may want to stage an intervention for any kind of negative behavior. It’s important to learn how...