Lamar Odom Drug Overdose

Lamar Odom Drug Overdose: Would an Intervention Have Made a Difference?

Two-time NBA national champion and reality TV star Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a brothel near Las Vegas earlier this week. Odom checked into Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada on Saturday, the beginning of four days of nonstop partying, drugs, sex and alcohol. Odom told Love employees that he wanted “to get far away” from something. He instructed employees …

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Intervention for a Chronic Mental Health Issue

Intervening for a Chronic, Long-Term Mental Health Issue

You need to take a different approach to a crisis intervention when your son or daughter has a chronic, long-term mental health concern than for episodic problems. That is because the person can become used to the problem and unable to recognize it worsening. Nonetheless, there are ways you can help and support your loved one through professional intervention services. …

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Interventions and OTC Drugs

Interventions and OTC Drugs

Substance abuse is not always related to the use of prescription or illicit substances. Over-the-counter, or OTC, drugs can also be dangerous when they are used in an inappropriate manner. Setting up a crisis intervention for a loved one who is abusing an OTC medication can help you understand the way that OTC drugs are abused, the perceptions that may …

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Staging an Eating Disorder Intervention

Eating disorders are a danger to the health and well-being of the individual suffering. That is why it is important to stage a crisis intervention as soon as the problem is identified. In order to ensure that the intervention is appropriate for the individual, it is best to work with a professional interventionist. Symptoms Of An Eating Disorder There are …

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Slipping During the Holidays: Intervention on Alcoholism During the Holidays

Intervention for Alcoholism During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to gather with friends and family, but it can be a hard season for men and women who have been working on addiction recovery. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that there are 2 to 3 times more fatal accidents during Christmas and New Year when compared to other times of …

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Tactics People Use to Stop an Intervention (And How to Keep it Going)

Ways People Stop Interventions (And How to Stop Them)

Nearly 24 million Americans need treatment for addiction, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, yet only 2.6 million receive specialty addiction treatment.   Unfortunately, the psychological and behavioral effects of addiction often make it difficult to convince a person to seek help.  Although holding an intervention can be effective in encouraging your loved one to get treatment, …

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