The Role Of Biopsychosocial Evaluation In An Intervention 

The Role Of Biopsychosocial Evaluation In An Intervention 

Working With Addiction: How Information Is Gathered And Why It’s Important For An Intervention  Due to the complex nature of addiction, working towards recovery means taking a broadened approach to the disease. Rather than relying on strictly medical or biological...
Podcast – Recovery Unscripted, Intervention RoundTable

Podcast – Recovery Unscripted, Intervention RoundTable

Recovery Unscripted is a podcast that aims to provide both education and inspiration by exploring different topics through conversations, stories, and insights from a variety of figures. I was recently asked to be part of a panel on interventions and am thankful to...
Trauma & Addiction — What’s The Difference?

Trauma & Addiction — What’s The Difference?

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post. Over the last couple years, more and more treatment centers have started saying they specialize in “Trauma Informed Therapies.” We marvel over this, as clearly indigenous to substance abuse, mental health and...
Digital Media Marketing and Interventionists Etiquette

Digital Media Marketing and Interventionists Etiquette

I love the fact that in the digital media age we can connect across the globe on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. These platforms have become major marketing tools. Since 1973, I have been a licensed clinician and a proud interventionist. I...
[Infographic] Rethinking Triple Threat

[Infographic] Rethinking Triple Threat

In my article for the Huffington Post in 2015, I addressed something I called the Triple Threat. Here is an excerpt from that article Until the ‘80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill...
Can you really help someone reaching out for help with addiction?

Can you really help someone reaching out for help with addiction?

This post originally appeared on AddictionBlog Jolts- All In A Week Jolt – 1. Verb: To jar, shake or cause to move by as if a sudden rough thrust, shake up roughly , to knock sharply so as to dislodge ………2. Noun- an emotional shock, movement or blow This week I more...