Intervener Basics

October 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The same people whose “enabling” actions allow the disease to flourish— and who may feel helpless to confront it— are the ones who can be most effective as interveners.

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Your Greatest Fear

September 5, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

They don’t realize how effectively their actions are undermining their own goal: getting the addict into treatment.

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I’m Ready to Call a Family Interventionist

February 16, 2013 by Angela Utschig

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An Interventionist will be trying to make sure they have all of the ‘pieces of the puzzle’

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Intervention at the ER, Part 2

February 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It isn’t that big a challenge; you simply add a basic questionnaire on the subject to your intake paperwork.

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Why Intervention Works

January 30, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The addict may have tried to control drinking or drug use many times, and failed. This experience leads him to conclude that he can’t change.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 7

January 27, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Involving the therapeutic team adds strength to the message and can speed the accomplishment of important goals.

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Is Your Loved One With Alcoholism Already Considering Change?

January 5, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s an essential truth that people with alcoholism think about changing for a long, long time before they seriously attempt it. They’re ambivalent about change, and struggle to make up their minds.

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Intervention From the Inside

December 22, 2012 by Cecile

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The way the “interven-ee” feels about the intervention changes a lot, from the beginning of the intervention, by the end of the intervention, during treatment and after, and years into recovery.

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Intervention: Dealing With the “What ifs”

December 16, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If we do nothing, the alcoholic person will probably wind up, at some point in the progression of addiction, in exactly the circumstances we fear.

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Creating Leverage for Intervention

December 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Intervention can be quite dramatic (that’s why it makes for good TV), but it’s really the intelligent application of leverage that produces the desired result.

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