I ran across this book in our store last time I was there, I took a picture and didn’t think much of it. I have since visited Jeff Jay’s website and it has so much great information! I love his explanation of what an intervention is, “Intervention teaches families and friends a language alcoholics and addicts can understand. It organizes love and honesty in a way that breaks through denial. It creates a moment of clarity for the alcoholic or addict.”
I am sure you have heard the saying, “I am emotional about me and objective about you.” What this means is that I can clearly see someone else’s problems but usually I am blind as a bat when it comes to my own. This doesn’t just apply to oneself but also to family dynamics. An interventionist provides that “objective” view into a family and specifically to the alcoholic and addict.
We only know what we know and that will only take us so far.
Be sure and check out the Interventions post from a few weeks ago. All of our community reps have resources for interventions that we can direct you to.
Addiction is a family disease. Thankfully, there are all kinds of resources out there. One is an Intensive Workshop. Intensives usually last 5 to 7 days and there are workshops for every area of life. I am a huge fan of intensives and in the future plan to highlight some in different areas of recovery. Today I am highlighting Family Intensives. Your family might be in need of a tune up or maybe you need a bit more intensive work following treatment. Either way, there are ongoing intensives available all over the country just for families.
Disclaimer: La Hacienda does not endorse or recommend any particular programs.