Posts tagged with ‘interventionists’
Interventionists are professionally trained substance abuse counselors who help organize, plan, and execute an intervention for a loved one.
An Interview with Board Certified Interventionist Roger Canevari
Many people have come to think of the organized intervention as a last resort, something to turn to when everything else that has been tried has failed to get through to a substance abuser. But this is a mistaken idea, and a counterproductive one as well. In fact, interventions are all about finding a method to facilitate more effective communication; they are designed to make it easier for those who care about an addict to break through the walls of denial and hostility that can make it so difficult to reach someone who has fallen into the sinister clutches of drug or alcohol dependency. Interventions are an alternative to futility, and as such they can be the key that opens the door to sobriety for an addict at any stage of his or her disease.
Maybe because of A&E’s Intervention or other movie and TV portrayals of interventions, many believe the interventionist talks to the family a bit, shows up for the big event, convinces the addict to go to rehab, then case closed.
Earl Hightower, one of the top addiction intervention specialists in the country, talks about how a family knows when an intervention is needed. Earl has done more than 2,000 interventions over the last 25 years.
Watch this video to learn how a family can know when it’s time for an intervention.
This week, Whitney Houston told Oprah Winfrey that her mother saved her life through an intervention, bringing to light the success rates of professionally conducted interventions, as well as the importance of treating addiction with the help of experts.
Sticky: The Field Model of Intervention for Complex Clients: An Interview with Jane Mintz, Addiction Intervention Specialist
When Jane Mintz tells you that her 17 years as an LPGA golf professional helped prepare her for a career as an interventionist, you might smile when you imagine what she means. The truth is, Jane approaches addiction intervention the same way she approached golf: as a consummate professional who hones her craft through hard work, tenacity, and dedication. Full Story