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

Do You Remember The First Time You Saw Death?

Do You Remember The First Time You Saw Death?

Hard to believe, yet the first time I actually saw death was when our Golden Retriever, Max Cohen, had to be put down as his cancer had spread so far that he could no longer eat. We proudly took him out that day and went on his favorite walk, gave him a bully stick,...

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On Joy

On Joy

I want to wish you all joy, as summer gets into swing and the 4th of July approaches. In this blog I am sharing about some magical moments, including the wedding of Jack Vaughn and Sawyer Greenberg in Calamigos Ranch, and a visit to another outstanding behavioral...

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Oh, The Places We Do Go

Oh, The Places We Do Go

Recently Dr. James Flowers, CEO of J. Flowers Health Institute, and I took a road trip to visit Baja Rehab and meet with two talented clinicians, a neuropsychologist, and a psychologist along with the owner, Adam. Nestled on a hill that overlooks the pacific ocean it...

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The 9 Types of Meditation

The 9 Types of Meditation

Adapted from Living a Life in Balance, Abdullah Boulad and Louise Stanger Addiction in the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions and Recovery Abdullah Boulad in his book, Living A Life in Balance does a magnificent job of reminding us of the...

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Do You Hesitate or Do You Accelerate?

Do You Hesitate or Do You Accelerate?

When people call me, they are worried about a loved one who is experiencing a crisis of living, whether from substance abuse, mental health, process disorder, trauma, chronic pain, etc. They have tried everything in their repertoire to help and have not been...

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The Misadventures of Dr. Louise

The Misadventures of Dr. Louise

Have you ever had a time in your like when you set out to do one thing and ended up doing something different. Such was the case of my recent holiday to Minorca and Majorca. My life was tilted upside down just like this building: Armed with great hiking apparel and my...

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Are Psychedelics The Next Big Thing In Treatment?

Are Psychedelics The Next Big Thing In Treatment?

As an experienced professional in addiction treatment and family interventions, I have delved into the realm of psychedelics and their potential role in revolutionizing mental health treatment. In my article "Psychedelics: Positive Breakthrough or Magical Thinking?"...

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The Power Of Words

The Power Of Words

THE POWER OF WORDS, excerpted from The Marginalian Words are essential to the Helping professions. How we use our words can make or break a conversation. Recently I stumbled across this beautiful article in The Marginalian. which speaks elegantly and lyrically to the...

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