Intervention

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

Ornamental Children (written with the help of Maks Ezrin)

Ornamental Children (written with the help of Maks Ezrin)

When Sam called last week, she was scared and frightened. Her beautiful 24-year-old daughter, Harriet, was raging once again, letting her know, in no uncertain terms, that she was a no good, very bad mother. Harriet said she was scared to leave her home, a beautifully...

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Treatment Without Walls

Treatment Without Walls

Over the past year, I have been blessed to be able to work with many different behavioral health centers: Seasons Malibu, Milestones Malibu, Pointe Malibu, JFlowers Health Institute, A Mission for Michael, Cirque Lodge, Sabino Recovery, Futures, Balance, Life Sync,...

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Cocaine and Ketamine — A  Lethal Cocktail Known As CK

Cocaine and Ketamine — A Lethal Cocktail Known As CK

Calvin Klein has now achieved new notoriety in the drug world. CK-Calvin Klein is the name for a new polydrug which is a combination of cocaine and ketamine. CK is popular around the world, including major cities like London and New York. Users of CK experience a...

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10 Ways to Make Your Time Matter

10 Ways to Make Your Time Matter

This morning I read a provoking article by Oliver Bukemen in the daily good that reminded me of our immortality- yours and mind. In his book Four Thousand Weeks, he lets us know that the average lifespan is absurdly terrifying infinite. He says we are lucky to live...

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Where is Your Phone on Thanksgiving Day?

Where is Your Phone on Thanksgiving Day?

In the spirit of Dr. Suess, have you ever wondered about all the places you go with your smartphone and if you are addicted? I ran across a wonderful study, of course, on my smartphone by Solitari - this is a company that creates games, and they were curious to learn...

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September Is National Suicide Prevention Month

September Is National Suicide Prevention Month

Funny how we delegate days and months to certain causes. The truth is that every day should be a suicide prevention day. Sadly, death by suicide is among the leading causes of death overall in the United States. There are, on average, 123 suicides each day. It is the...

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Out and About – Delightful Get Togethers

Out and About – Delightful Get Togethers

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Families It’s been a long time since I have been out and about meeting with all of you in person and to speaking engagements (which I love to do.) The last big conference I spoke at was March 2020 at Providence Medical Center. Who would...

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Yo-Yo Effect: Will Substance Abuse Spike Again?

Yo-Yo Effect: Will Substance Abuse Spike Again?

  The other day I was picturing in my mind’s eye a little child playing with a yo-yo. I couldn’t help but think about the energy of a yo-yo in motion. In the hands of a skilled yo-yoer, we see a back and forth of potential energy as the yo-yo moves toward the...

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