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What to Expect During a Drug Intervention

 February 18, 2011 When family members and friends become aware of a loved one’s drug problem, it often becomes necessary to stage a drug intervention. When someone has a drug problem, they are usually affected ..

Addiction Intervention

 April 06, 2010 Helping an addict can be very difficult. Often, he doesn’t want to listen to what you have to say, even though you may be very calm and making logical, rational points. An addict who has no ..

The FDIC Needs the Treasury's Help Already?

 September 29, 2008 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) might be broke. Created in 1933, the FDIC is the federal guarantor in charge of insuring that bank deposits of up to $100,000 are returned should a ..

The Worst is Over Crowd is in For a Nasty Shock

 September 29, 2008 This is all beginning to sound like a broken record. With yet another intervention in place, the pundits are proclaiming that the “worst is over" again. The Fannie Mae/ Freddie Mac deal is ..

Trading Forex - Financial Bailout and the Dollar

 September 26, 2008 Everybody who even perfunctory follows the news must have heard about the string of terrible financial developments in the United States. More and more investment and banking companies are going ..

Answering Your Interventions Questions

 September 16, 2008 There are many people in this world that are overcome by their problems. Perhaps it is the alcoholic that is giving up a job or family just to have one more drink. It might be the heroin or crack ..

Military Intervention Has Advantages and Disadvantages

 September 08, 2008 Military interventions around the world have been a source of public debate for over a century. Early statesmen, like George Washington, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe were all ..

Is it Worth Joining an Intervention Program?

 September 01, 2008 It can be difficult to pinpoint the right moment to seek intervention services, especially if the problem is ongoing. For you, the trouble is obvious but chances are your loved one is so deeply ..

Divine Intervention Comes From Your Religious Beliefs

 August 25, 2008 Sometimes, a divine intervention pulls up next to your steaming, smashed up car on the rain-slicked roads in Hollywood, wearing penguin-colored habits, looking down at you with compassionate eyes. ..

A Family Affair - Why Was John Using Drugs

 August 15, 2008 The family was worried about “John" after discovering that he has been using drugs. They didn't know what drugs he was using at first, and they didn't know how often he was using, but they knew .

Drug Trafficking - Never a Good Ending

 August 08, 2008 Al Pacino's portrayal of Tony Montana, the brutal drug lord in the 1983 film “Scarface, " showed us the undeniable dark side and ugly underbelly of any involvement with drugs. The character ..

The Cart Before the Horse - WANTING Addiction Treatment

 August 08, 2008 Drug and alcohol treatment can come in a variety of forms and some of the traditional ways of handling the difficult task of getting a person into treatment may not always be fruitful. Sometimes we ..

More Carrot, Less Stick

 August 08, 2008 I'm not much of a fan of daytime television, and it's not often that I even pay much attention to it, but recently I happened to catch a Dr. Phil show about alcoholism and intervention. The show ..

What Goes Around Comes Around - Blues in a Bottle

 August 08, 2008 What goes around comes around is thrown about as a common explanation for the disappointments of life and the payback for bad decisions. But for those struggling with the disease of alcoholism, it ..

Senseless Overdoing

 July 31, 2008 On August 28, our local NBC affiliate Today'sTMJ4 ran a piece on its 10 o'clock newscast about a 20 year-old Jesse Drews, who on the eve of his 21st birthday, went out to a local tavern and drank 18 ..

Common Sense Check

 July 31, 2008 Windell Middlebrooks is one of my favorite television commercial actors. If you've watched a sporting event, you'll probably know Middlebrooks as the Miller High Life beer delivery guy, who removes ..

Posthumous Honor

 July 31, 2008 The recent blockbuster success of the Batman film took me back to early this year when actor Heath Ledger died of an overdose of prescription medication. At the time people were talking about his ..

Recovery is a Process

 July 31, 2008 Recovery is a process. It begins with a person discovering or admitting that they have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol and they need help. Depending on their individual situation and needs, a ..

Drug Abuse Rehab That Works The Missing First 5 Steps to Get a .

 July 24, 2008 Drug abusers are out of control. Drug abusers need help to get to detox and rehab. So why do family members wait for their loved ones to take themselves to rehab? Often family members say, “He ..

Diabetes and Alcohol Not a Good Mix

 July 18, 2008 Everybody wondered why “Stan" kept drinking, even after his doctor told him that he had developed Type II diabetes. While the recommendation for diabetics is to avoid alcohol, moderate amounts .

A Lesson in Being Powerless

 July 18, 2008 I have often compared being “powerless over alcohol" with being “powerless over the human condition, " when trying to give an example of how the disease of alcoholism robs us of any ..

Create an Autism Intervention Action Plan

 July 17, 2008 As soon as possible after your child is diagnosed with autism, you need to develop a plan for addressing your child's needs and coping with the impact autism will have on your family. Autism can ..

Is Your Child Exempt?

 July 10, 2008 If according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, nearly 80% of high school students have tried alcohol, it is easy to come to the conclusion that the potential for alcoholism or ..

Is a Problem Employee Developing in Your Workplace? Intervene ..

 July 01, 2008 What is a problem employee? We tend to think of a problem employee as someone who has persisted in bad behavior or performance even after repeated, appropriate efforts by supervisors to bring about ..

Drug and Alcohol Intervention and Treatment

 June 26, 2008 An intervention happens when a group of family members, friends, and other loved ones come together to confront the addict about his or her addiction. The goal of the intervention is to help the ..

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