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
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...read more
Talking to a friend about personal matters is never easy. Talking to them about their alcohol or other drug use can be even harder. Drug addiction is an escalating problem in the United States and there is a good chance that you know at least one person with a...read more
I am excited to share a preview of my latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions: A Collective Strategy, as shown in the September 2018 edition of Recovery Plus. As a clinician and interventionist, I work directly with families and their loved ones...read more
Folks recently inquired about how I went from crafting a memoir to writing a textbook. As I thought about it, I realized that is a very large question with lots of miles in between. So I guess, I will start at the very beginning when I was a young social worker...read more
The Importance of the Right Treatment Center It’s important to choose the right treatment facility for a speedy and successful recovery from a drug addiction. It’s perhaps the most crucial decision to make especially if a loved one is suffering from drug use, alcohol...read more
With an estimated 1.1 million heavy alcohol users and 28.6 illegal drug users, most people know someone that's addicted to drugs or alcohol. If you're watching a loved one struggle with addiction, you may be wondering what you can do about it. You may even be...read more
With 23 million Americans currently dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, there are many reasons to stage an intervention. Beyond just drugs and alcohol, people may want to stage an intervention for any kind of negative behavior. It's important to learn how to...read more
PIVOTS – What do Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard and I have in Common?
I guess you might say “PIVOT” is the name of the game. While the NBA Championship is over and teams are busy resting, recuperating and figuring out who and what the next best strategy will be, my assumption is all the positions in this intimate game are being...read more
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