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What’s the Difference Between the Different Types of Interventions?

Addiction has an uncanny ability to distort an addict’s perception of her situation. Substance abuse changes the psychological function of the brain in such a powerful way that most addicts are simply unable to comprehend just how dangerous and hurtful their conditions have become for both themselves and those around them. For this reason, many addicts require confrontation to seek the help they need; in the...

What’s the Difference Between the Different Types of Interventions?

When you hear the word intervention, you most likely think of a group of people surprising an individual and trying to convince the individual to go to rehab. However, that is only one specific kind of intervention. There are other kinds of interventions. Before breaking down the different types of interventions, it is important to state the reasons why an intervention might be needed. In most cases, an intervention...

Misconceptions about Interventions for Alcohol Users

Interventions have often been documented and portrayed on television and in movies. In real life, staging an intervention for an alcoholic can be very different from what these interactions on screen may have led you to expect. Before calling your own intervention, know the truth regarding these common misconceptions. Misconception: Volatile Emotions Are Involved Interventions do involve conflict, but there are ways...

Alcohol Intervention

Alcohol can have a wide range of effects on residents, causing an even wider range of problems when it comes to staging an intervention. The NIAAA has identified 5 types of alcoholism. Functional Alcoholics There are functional alcoholics, who can live lives that seem normal. Rarely missing work, clever, witty personalities and successful in many areas of their lives characterize the functional alcoholic – whose...

How to Hold an Intervention for a Functional Alcoholic

Functional alcoholics suffer from alcoholism but are still able to function normally in society. They have the ability to hold a job, socialize and maintain intimate relationships. These types of alcoholics may be the most difficult to confront, because they generally don’t know or won’t admit they have a problem. Denial is one of the toughest issues they face when confronted with their drinking problem. What...