Managing any disease without the support of family and friends can be a lonely road. Despite misconceptions, addiction is a brain disease and not a moral choice. Addiction can gradually take control of an individual’s instincts and brain function, damaging their ability to help themselves. This is why family support is crucial for recovery. In […]
Month: August 2022
How to Create a Relevant Intervention Environment
You may think you have an idea of what intervention looks like. Although, if you have not experienced a professional intervention, your idea of what intervention looks like may be based on media, stigma, or stereotypes. Addiction is a complicated disease, and every situation is unique. In other words, a refined approach to addressing the […]
Can I Get a Consultation for an Intervention?
At A New Hope Recovery Services, our licensed interventionists are committed to giving all patients the best care throughout the entire recovery process. That includes the initial phone consultation. Before staging an intervention, you want to be as prepared as possible. An intervention is not something you can cross off your list in hopes of […]
Johnson vs. Invitational: Which Is the Best Approach to Intervention?
Interventions help save lives; however, the intervention approach chosen is key. Every family is different and requires its own unique approach. The Johnson method of intervention, also known as a surprise intervention, can prevent impaired individuals from hiding out and avoiding the situation, but in some cases causes feelings of betrayal. With an invitational intervention, […]
The Different Ways Addiction Affects Family
It is well known that addiction affects the whole family, but what does this mean – what does it look like? Addiction diminishes not only the life of the individual addicted but also their loved ones. Addiction can affect families emotionally, financially, legally, and medically. Due to the extent of repercussions families face as a […]
Can I Handle Conducting an Intervention on My Own?
Helping a loved one come to terms with the idea that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol is a pivotal step in the treatment and recovery process. While individuals may want the best for their loved ones, they may not always know what is best or how to approach the situation appropriately. Helping […]
Building a Healthy Family Support System
Family is a word that is typically associated with love, support, and guidance. Although, not all family systems are the same. Having a family member who struggles with substance use disorder (SUD) can create an unstable family system. When a loved one is struggling, it can create feelings of uncertainty, anger, guilt, or shame. Yet, […]
What Happens When Relapse Occurs?
How people talk and think about relapse directly affects individuals struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD). Although there is evidence-based research regarding addiction, a majority of the public is misinformed about the subject which can negatively affect others. Addiction recovery can be a complicated path that requires patience and support. While accepting help is […]