Video Presentation: How to Talk so an Alcoholic Will Listen

October 25, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If you love someone who is struggling with addiction or alcoholism, you can help their journey to recovery by learning some simple communications rules.

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Our Intervention Got Ratted Out!

August 18, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s not really surprise or shock that convinces the alcoholic to seek treatment. It’s a combination of influence and leverage.

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Seniors With Addiction Have Special Needs

June 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

That doesn’t mean you need a program that treats senior exclusively. It does suggest that you should concentrate your efforts on programs with access to physician care beyond simple detox.

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Shopping for Treatment

April 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Current research suggests that an optimal treatment episode is in the neighborhood of three months. That doesn’t mean it must be all in residence.

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Countering Denial

March 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

When we think of denial, we picture someone angrily insisting he doesn’t have a problem. But denial is more subtle than that.

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Why Alcoholic People Resist Help

March 21, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The first step in knowing how to deal with husband, wife, or other person we love who has alcoholism is understanding the facts about alcohol abuse and the reasons alcoholic people resist help.

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What Keeps Alcoholic and Addicted People From Getting Help

December 1, 2011 by Cecile

We can’t control the alcoholic/ addict, but we’re not powerless. Some things we can do (and stop doing) to help them listen to something besides the addiction…

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Intervention with a professional present?

November 13, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

So the professional’s real value to an intervention is as a guide. One who can offer something the family really does need: a degree of informed objectivity.

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The Bullying Game

October 24, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Pretty soon we’re having a big argument which ends with me feeling miserable and him gone to the pub.

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Why Didn’t Our Intervention Work?

October 21, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

The family had good representation from important people in the alcoholic’s life, and there was professional help, but that’s not leverage.

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