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The diagnoses for alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency require significant negative life impact. For example, if a person develops a health problem as a result of drinking or if drinking leads to job loss or criminal activity, these sorts of incidents would match the criteria for abuse or dependency. However, many more people over-use alcohol without incurring these severe results. Full Story
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Types of Addiction Intervention
The Johnson Model of Intervention is a confrontational approach to drug and alcohol intervention that was introduced in the 1960s. An interventionist leads the family and close friends in this planned confrontation, which is unknown to the addicted individual beforehand.
To proceed with the Invitational Model of Intervention, a concerned family member must contact an interventionist about the person with a substance abuse problems. Several family members meet or talk with the interventionist, and plans for the workshop are made. One family member is coached on how to invite the addicted individual to the workshop, although it will take place regardless of whether the individual decides to attend.
It is an overlay intervention model that includes Johnson model and Invitational Model. It specifically trains to techniques you can use in the field, during the actual intervention, should problems arise, and is best suited for crisis interventions where there is a risk of violence or other critical issues that could sabotage the success of the intervention.