Types of Addiction: Drug, Alcohol, Food
Interventions for drug and alcohol addicted persons
Guiding families through the intervention counseling process is the cornerstone of our services. Intervening on a family member, friend or co-worker can take several non-confrontational forms and is indeed a genuine act of love and kindness. Too many families are afraid to intervene on someone suffering from the disease of addiction because they’re afraid of how the addict will respond to being challenged over their illness.
We encourage families to think about intervention as doing what is medically necessary, just as they would do if their child or parent were refusing treatment for diabetes or cancer. There are people who do not believe addiction is a disease, and therefore dismiss this comparison, but the facts are, addiction is acute, persistent and fatal if not treated.
Getting an individual to treatment can be another difficult task; Signs of an addict, when to step in
Post-treatment consultation may continue indefinitely following a successful treatment program. Our post-treatment services are available for both family members and recovering individuals.
Food and Sugar Addiction
An estimated 70 million Americans struggle with food and sugar addiction. Scientific research shows eating foods with high fat or sugary concentrations causes a chemical reaction similar to drinking alcohol or using drugs. A person who can not stop eating or has difficulty stopping may be suffering from the life-threatening disease of food addiction.
Marc Kantor, Certified Intervention Professional
Marc's transformation from addict to Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) helps walk families through the process with a first-hand perspective. He served on the national boards of Active Minds and CrisisLink.