Drug & Alcohol Intervention Blog

When is the Right Time to Start Planning an Intervention?

When is the Right Time to Start Planning an Intervention

Many families assume that a person with an addiction needs to hit rock bottom before he or she will want to seek help and get clean. This is far from the truth. In fact,  prolonging a substance abuse problem just opens the door to serious long-term health complications and increases the risk of death by overdose. It’s […]

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How Parents Can Quit Enabling Their Child’s Addiction

How Parents Can Quit Enabling Their Child's Addiction

Upon learning that one’s child has an addiction, emotions can soar and parents may immediately start looking for someone or something to point their finger at. Unfortunately, many parents fail to recognize that they themselves share some of the blame. In fact, many compassionate parents have fallen into the trap of enabling their child’s bad […]

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How to Respond When a Family Member is Struggling with Addiction

How to Respond When a Family Member is Struggling With Addiction

Substance abuse affects thousands of families across the country. News of family struggling with addiction typically comes as a shock, and emotions can run high as the user’s loved ones struggle to accept reality. It’s vital that families helping an addict enter treatment control their emotions and provide consistent encouragement. We have helpful advice for you […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month Puts the Issue of Denial in the Spotlight

Role Of Denial In Alcoholism - Family First Intervention

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), kicks off its 31st year this April. The NCADD originally established this month-long national event in 1987 as a way to bring greater national attention to the problem of alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Considering […]

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Why Some Addicts Can Only Be Saved Through Addiction Intervention

Why Some Addicts Can Only Be Saved Through Addiction Intervention

Intervention is the act of a person or a group of people becoming mediating and approaching an individual to give feedback on that individual’s habits, behavior, attitudes, or other actions. When it comes to intervention for drugs and alcohol use – and the behaviors associated with it – the intervention is often brought to address […]

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Painkiller Addiction and Pregnant Women: Why an Intervention Is Needed Early

Painkiller Addiction and Pregnant Women: Why an Intervention Is Needed Early

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has tripled nationwide since 1995. Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a condition in which a newborn undergoes withdrawal from an addictive drug the mother used during pregnancy. The most common drugs associated with […]

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Tips for Parents on Spotting Drug Use and Paraphernalia

Tips for Parents on Spotting Drug Use and Paraphernalia

Identifying a young family member struggling with drug use, misuse, and addiction is a key part of seeking early treatment. Family intervention and support can be important in the first steps toward recovery, especially in vulnerable teenagers and young adults. Discovering that your child has a drug problem can feel overwhelming, but with the right […]

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Intervention Is Needed for Heroin Addicts in These Dangerous Times

Intervention Is Needed for Heroin Addicts in These Dangerous Times

Over the past two decades, drug abuse has grown increasingly prevalent across the United States. While many drugs play a role in the rising numbers of drug-related crimes and overdose deaths, opioids are responsible for the majority of these incidents. Although the dangers of heroin have been widely well-known for years, more people are turning […]

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Ongoing Family Counseling Is Important for the Families of Addicts to Recover

Ongoing Family Counseling Is Important for the Families of Addicts to Recover

Addiction is incredibly powerful, and it takes a psychological toll as well as a physical one. It’s vital for people struggling with substance abuse to address the root of their addiction, which is often found in behavioral health problems or environmental influences. With the right treatment and reliable support, overcoming addiction is possible. A crucial […]

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Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Substance Abuse, and Addiction

Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Substance Abuse, and Addiction

Substance abuse and addiction are complicated medical conditions that require understanding and compassion to aid recovery. It’s important to realize that while people have inherent risk factors for addiction, they also may experience triggers that exacerbate these risk factors to create addictive behavior. These triggers, also known as comorbidities, help us understand what may be […]

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