Two Sides of Addiction for Betty Ford and Amy Winehouse

In the last few weeks, two very famous and influential women passed: Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and founder of the Betty Ford Center, and Amy Winehouse, an influential British singer known for her unique combination of soul, jazz, and R&B. These two women achieved fame and recognition in different arenas–Betty Ford…

Intervention is Better Than Cure: 5 Things You Can do to Ensure a Successful Drug/Alcohol Intervention

An intervention is an arranged meeting between the addict/alcoholic and their close family members, friends, and possibly a neutral party like a therapist where the addict is lovingly confronted about their addiction or substance abuse problems. The key word and idea here is “lovingly” – there are a few different ways to conduct an intervention,…

Are Interventions a Good Idea?

What is an Intervention? An intervention is a facilitated meeting with the addict/alcoholic, friends, family members and other concerned parties. During the intervention process, the addict/alcoholic is lovingly confronted by people who care about them. You will be led in a frank discussion about using behavior and the consequences focusing on the feelings and experiences…