What Is An Intervention?
An Intervention, in all of its many forms, is an invitation for your loved one to find solutions for their substance abuse and/or mental health problems they are experiencing, seek appropriate treatment solutions and discover new healthy ways of living.
Every day, people are invited to change. Sometimes change occurs in hospitals, through the legal system, by being ask to leave school or at work.
Licensed professionals, social workers, lawyers, addiction specialists, mental health workers, and interventionists such as Dr. Stanger, invite clients to explore ways to improve their lives. As licensed professionals, we are always inviting our clients to explore ways to improve their lives. We empower clients to be the captains of their well-being.
Articles About Interventions
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
In a recent interview with Addiction Blog on intervention strategies for families, I was asked to explain family intervention models, what treatment strategies they use, and how family members can prepare themselves before the intervention. Through this Q&A, I hope...read more
This month, I’ve chosen to dedicate my blog to Interventions. If I think back just 10 years ago, the intervention process was known by only a handful of people and the public was not informed. With the advent of the TV show, “Interventions”, became public knowledge...read more
Much has been addressed in the media and in print about interventions, as a way of helping loved ones get into a treatment. Little has been written about clinical interventions that are performed inside treatment centers with family members, the referring...read more