You should never detox from alcohol, benzos, or opioids on your own. This article from expert drug and alcohol counselor, Amy Sedgwick, explains why.
Equine therapy shifts your focus from internal to external needs. During sessions, you will bond with a horse, help care for their needs, feed them, brush them, saddle them, clean their stall, ride them and otherwise become connected to the animal on a deeper level. More on how it can help here.
DO NOT ambush a loved one in an intervention. It will end with resentment. Instead, consider an explicit invitation. Here is how and why.
Looking for an interventionist who lives or works in your area? We explore ways to identify just the right person…and how out-of-state interventionists can also be of services.
We are in a “Golden Age” of addiction research. In recent history, our scientific understanding of how and why addiction occurs is growing in leaps and bounds. Lisa M. Najavits is adding to this knowledge base. In fact, she has developed a counseling prototype to help people facing traumatic events and substance abuse. We interview her in this exclusive Q&A. More here.
We are beginning to understand the continuum of trauma and substance abuse disorders…and how they influence one another. But how can you address them both at the same time. This book just might be your way forward.
It’s really best to plan an intervention with the help of a professional. Learn about some of the main considerations that go into planning here.
A complete guide to selecting a family addiction interventionist. Plus, a checklist for how to select the person who’s right for you and your family.
A look at some recent research into the connection between autism and addiction. Plus, a look into sensory-based treatments that might just help our clients in suprising and wonderful ways.
Addiction is difficult to address. Sometimes, families try to intervene on their own…to no avail. Often, professional help is required. Dr. Louse Stanger has created a strategy to help professionals get loved ones into treatment. What are the basic tenets of the strategy? She helps provide insight here.