An intervention is the use of an experienced professional to help an individual dealing with addiction see what others in their life have been seeing for some time. Typically, an interventionist is utilized to help convey these feelings and facilitate the process of change between the addict and their loved ones. The goal of an intervention is to help all parties acknowledge the issue at hand, begin setting appropriate boundaries and start the process of long-term healing.
Are you concerned your teenager or young adult is using marijuana? Below you will find 38 warning signs and symptoms for marijuana use. Marijuana use is very controversial across the nation, but something that cannot be denied, is the detrimental effect it has on young adults. It has been proven that young adults/teenagers who use..
Cocaine, also known as coke, is an illegal stimulant. It is usually found in its powdered form and is mixed with a variety of other white powdered substances. Cocaine is inhaled through the nose (most common) or mixed with water and injected into the bloodstream. Although cocaine is not physically addictive, it does have many..
Binge drinking among emerging adults remains a major concern for parents, mental health professionals and college administrators since it is more common among those ages 18-34. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), binge drinking is considered 5 or more drinks for men and 4 or more drinks for women, in..
ABC7 News WLS Chicago / Eric Horng October 30, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) A 2010 study by Roosevelt University researchers found the Chicago area had the most heroin-related hospital visits in the nation. The drug is cheap, and its attracting users everywhere including some who are very young. Todays heroin can be snorted or smoked not..
Experts Say Drugs Are Similar, And Addicts Will Switch When One Becomes Unavailable Chicago Tribune / Robert McCoppin Hurt in a car crash, a Geneva woman got hooked on the painkiller Vicodin. When one doctor stopped prescribing it, she got it from others and was sneaking around so much that her husband thought she was cheating,..
A Mother Climbs Out Of The Depths Of Addiction Tribune reporter / Colleen Mastony She stood on the sidelines amid the blankets and camp chairs, a petite, brown-haired woman in a monogrammed polo shirt, cheering as her 7-year-old son sprinted down the soccer field. At halftime, she stepped up with a water bottle and pep talk
From Drugs To Alcohol To Eating Disorders, Families And Friends Are Using Interventions To Pull Their Loved Ones Back From The Edge RedEye / Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz John David was asleep, coming down from the heroin hed shot the night before, when his doorbell rang one morning last April in his Humboldt Park apartment. Waiting on his..