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How to Help an Addict You Care About

Should I choose a residential or outpatient program? What is the right length of stay for an individual in treatment? How will you know when they are ready to discharge? Is coming home post treatment the right answer? These are all questions that families ask as they are trying to hel
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Is My Child Using Adderall?

For decades now the medical field has attempted to help ease young and old alike that suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD). A lot of people get helped by this medication and others like it; Ritalin, Vyvanse, Dexedrine, Dextro
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When They Say ‘No’

Arriving at the point when your loved one is in need of an intervention can be a heartbreaking time. The disease of addiction tears families apart, creates despair, and is a fatal insidious disease. You may have watched your loved one build up a great future for themselves and then su
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Who needs intervention?

You might be asking, when is this step imperative to my loved one getting well? Who needs intervention? We see people going and checking themselves into treatment facilities, or expressing that they, themselves, are aware that they need help. This usually happens when the reality of t
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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are the deadliest of any mental illness. They are so secretive and very hard to see in your loved one. Many people suffering from eating disorders do not seek help due to that fact and due to how difficult it is for your loved one to ask for help. As with most addicti
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Eating Disorder Interventions

Before staring off discussing eating disorder interventions, it is important to state how medically severe eating disorders are. As interventionists, we are not medical professionals. Eating disorders are fatal. There is no telling which purge might take the life of your loved one. Di
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Confrontation vs Intervention

When one thinks of intervention there are various conceptions of what that might look like. It might be the conception that the interventionist is going to bust into the house, cause a chaotic scene, and force the addict to go to treatment. Or maybe that the family is going to shame t
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Intervention Help for an Alcoholic Husband or Wife

Intervention Help for an Alcoholic Husband or Wife

Lately I have been receiving more inquiries regarding intervention help for an alcoholic husband or wife.  Alcoholism is a disease that strikes at the very backbone of our society, the family.  The stories are frequently very similar.  “We drank socially in the beginning of our relati
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When is an Intervention Necessary?

I am often asked this question. When is an intervention necessary? Ideally I would like for all addicted individuals to choose the path of recovery for themselves. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case. Most of the time, loved ones see the dangers in the perilous lifestyle of addic
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