Why? That was my great obsession. Why am I like this? Why can’t I drink like others? Why do these things keep happening to me? Why do I continue to screw it up at the worst possible time, time after time? Why me? What I discovered was that (especially at that time) why didn’t matter. […]
I’ve been sober a number of years. Life is really good and I hold no illusions about my relationship to alcohol. But still, my head, once in a great while, will tell me a drink is a good idea. Maybe I’ve had a difficult day and I need a break, or maybe things are great […]
On February 3rd, 2016 I was dropped off at a treatment facility. As I exited the car and stood inside the parking garage I was angry, sad, and confused. How is it that at 33 years old, was I standing outside of a rehab facility with a bag full of clothes and no other options? […]
This is a great question. I guess the best way for me to answer this is to talk a little bit about my personal experience as an Interventionist and the work I have done with families. Also what I have seen when families didn’t use a Professional Interventionist.
We don’t believe in fear-mongering. However, alcoholism/addiction only gets worse if left untreated. If you are reading this, the fact is that your loved one is very likely in the final stages of addiction. They are no longer “just having fun.” They cannot stop. Without recovery, from here this disease nearly always progresses in three […]
I remember the first time I had alcohol, I put the bottle to my lips, filled my mouth with beer, and swallowed. Immediately, it did something for me that nothing else had ever done, it was the most relaxing sense of relief I had ever experienced. I loved it! That feeling I had during my […]
Families normally think “If he/she would just stop drinking or using, everything would be fine.” This is surprisingly untrue. Although the root of the problem is substance abuse, family dysfunction grows over time as well. Families are slowly conditioned to aid the abuser without even knowing it. For example: If you are distant, the alcoholic […]