Posts tagged with ‘family interventions’

Family interventions are organized in an attempt to get a family member to seek professional help with addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis. Left untreated, addiction gets progressively worse over time and can be fatal. An intervention may be the best way for families to help get their loved one into treatment.

‘Stage of Change’ Interventions Best for Those in Denial About Alcoholism

evolutionSome psychologists and addiction specialists believe that people affected by substance abuse or substance addiction go through varying stages of willingness to change and seek help for their problems. They also believe that affected individuals may have the greatest chance of breaking a damaging pattern of substance use when the interventions or treatments take their relative willingness to change into account. In a study slated for publication in 2014 in the journal Addiction, researchers from three German institutions compared the effectiveness of “stage-tailored” alcohol interventions to the effectiveness of interventions that don’t vary according to a problem drinker’s stage of willingness.

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Coping Skills for the Loved Ones of Addicts

Being the friend, child, parent, sibling, grandparent, or any other loved one of an addict is a devastating role. You have to watch your loved one stumble through destructive behaviors, losing jobs, losing friends, and doing irreparable harm to their health and well-being. You may also have been taken advantage of by this person. Addicts tend to lie, steal, cheat, and do anything they can to get their fix. Their family members and friends are often the ones who are the recipients of these behaviors.

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Addiction Affects the Entire Family

When one family member suffers from addiction, the whole family suffers. Surrounded by the influence, some members also succumb to drugs or alcohol. Even if no other family member suffers from addiction, the ill effects trickle down to spouses and children through emotional, physical, and verbal abuse, broken promises, and feelings of hopelessness. In order for a patient to successfully heal for the long term, their entire family should be involved in the recovery process for addiction. Full Story

Delinquent Behaviors in Late Childhood Can Lead to Crime and Alcohol Use Disorders in Young Adulthood

New research suggests that early intervention and treatment can help reduce crime, alcohol-use disorder, and other risky behaviors among young adults with delinquency problems.

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Modern Approaches to Addiction Intervention and Rehabilitation

Modern behaviors towards addiction and rehabilitation have considerably changed during the last decade thanks to the multitude of images depicting substance abuse and behavioral disorders that are infiltrating this technological generation. The Internet, celebrity blogging, social networking, podcasts, video streaming, reality television programming, and ever-revolving tabloids have all become commonplace within the traditional American household.

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Family Wants to Stage Intervention to Help Addicted Lindsay Lohan

Days after Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael spoke out about her addiction to prescription drugs, the media learned that the entire Lohan family wants to stage an intervention for the troubled star.

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Interventions: What You Need to Know

When a loved one seems to have lost control of their life or has become a danger to himself or others due to substance abuse or other harmful behaviors, family and friends often try to intervene.

Singer Janet Jackson reportedly tried to stage an intervention for her brother Michael in 2007, two sources close to the Jackson family told CNN. Britney Spears’ family intervened in 2008 through the court after a judge in her custody case cited her for “habitual, frequent, and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol.” Her father, Jamie Spears, was granted temporary conservatorship over her. Full Story

Reluctant Family Members and Intervention

The ideal situation would be for all of the members of a family to be concerned about each other and to be willing to help when one family member is in trouble. Unfortunately, sometimes people are reluctant or completely unwilling to participate in an intervention that is intended to help an addicted individual to become free of his or her dependency. Full Story