December 14, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Intervention is a structured, team-based tool for helping an addicted or alcoholic person make the decision to seek help.

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Video: Can I Help an Alcoholic Change?

December 11, 2012 by Cecile

Scott McMillin, Recovery Systems Institute Principal, discusses the barriers that keep an addict or alcoholic from seeking help. Learning new ways to communicate can allow a caring family member, friend, or professional to motivate them to get the help they need.

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How Alcoholics Change: A Different Paradigm

December 7, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Instead of ‘how do we get someone else to change?’ we ask: ‘why hasn’t he or she changed already?”

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Defense: Denial

December 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Repeated problems related to drinking or drug use force even the person in denial to acknowledge something is wrong–eventually.

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December 4, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s a much-repeated observation of psychology, that people feel an urge to act in ways that are consistent with their previous actions.

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Comparing Out vs. Comparing In

December 3, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Beginning your statement with ‘yes, but’ means you’re already arguing. And rest assured, the alcoholic person is well prepared for argument.

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The Mighty Commitment

December 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

People with alcoholism learn to test the resolve of those around them. That doesn’t mean they’re unaware of the need for change, just that they aren’t certain that other people will be there to support them.

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December 1, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s more about knowing exactly what we hope to gain from an interaction, and moving steadily towards that goal.

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Professional Intervention

November 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Professional Intervention offers hope and a way out for many. Is it for you?

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November 8, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We want to simplify difficult choice so as to maximize the chance the alcoholic person will make the right one.

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