How to Hold an Alcohol Intervention

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 5, 2020

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 140 million Americans ages 12 and above consume alcohol at least once a month[1]. This equates to more than half of the U.S. population. While alcohol use isn’t always problematic, social drinking can quickly lead to serious substance abuse. Nearly 70 million Americans Read More

Drug Addiction Intervention: What to Know

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 3, 2020

Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate. The all-consuming disease can impact anyone, regardless of age, gender, income, or upbringing. Not only that, but when substance abuse gets out of hand, it can cause financial, physical, psychological, and social problems. And devastatingly, these effects aren’t limited to drug addicts. Family members, romantic partners, close friends, and colleagues can Read More

Do Interventions Work?

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 2, 2020

Substance abuse disorder (SUD) and alcoholism can affect anyone at any stage of life. It can lead to negative consequences involving an individual’s job, schoolwork, finances, physical health, and mental state. But the disease impacts more than just addicts. Family members, close friends, and romantic partners often feel the brunt of the effects. When a Read More

What’s an Intervention?

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated August 27, 2020

Alcoholism and drug abuse are widespread public health problems affecting millions of people. Sadly, the impacts of addiction aren’t limited to those with substance abuse problems. An individual’s family, friends, romantic partner, children, job, and community can end up suffering as a result of their substance abuse. When those closest to an addict feel as Read More

How Does an Intervention Work?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated November 25, 2019

Dealing with addiction in the family is a very stressful experience. You may be at your wit’s end and worried about your loved one’s health and safety. Perhaps you’re frustrated, feeling that your friend or family member is in denial about needing help. When other attempts to get them into treatment haven’t worked, or you’re Read More