A New Twist on a Deadly Problem

A New Twist on a Deadly Problem

A new twist in the evolving opioid epidemic that flared up in regions across the United States a few years ago has clinicians and health professionals like myself hopeful that an end is near. The epidemic, which peaked at claiming 72,000 lives in 2017, has grown to be...
Are Interventions Traumatizing?

Are Interventions Traumatizing?

  One of the biggest questions that families have asked me recently is: will the intervention traumatize my loved one? The first time I heard that I instantly thought: We do not want to harm your loved one, they have been hurt enough! In truth, this is a...
Dear Readers: Reflections on the Past Year

Dear Readers: Reflections on the Past Year

Dear Readers, Recently a friend sent me these words of wisdom. It moved my heart and so reflected how I felt about this year that I have chosen to start of this blog with these words. “A lot can happen in a year. People die. You outgrow old friends and get tired of...
Addiction Unlimited Podcast: Dr. Louise Stanger

Addiction Unlimited Podcast: Dr. Louise Stanger

Listen to Dr. Stanger’s visit on the Addiction Unlimited podcast with Angela Pugh, where they discuss addiction, recovery and how interventions are an invitational process. frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” Click here to enjoy the full...
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...