What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

To people who are drowning in addiction, interventions are like life preservers, say professionals at the Intervention Resource Center. They provide escape and the hope of redemption, usually by creating a “crisis” that breaks the cycle of destruction. To understand what is actually involved in an intervention, read on. Drama Gets Left at the Door The foundation of any intervention is a calm,...

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Four Things to Know Before Calling an Interventionist

Four Things to Know Before Calling an Interventionist

Staging an intervention can feel so overwhelming that some individuals barely consider the option. It is not hard to see why. The stakes are high when it comes to helping a loved one break free from addiction. Moreover, for an intervention to succeed, it must be meticulously planned. Details such as where to meet, whom to assemble and how to carry off the actual event are critically important. To...

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Holding a Johnson Model Intervention for a Steroid Addict

Holding a Johnson Model Intervention for a Steroid Addict

After identifying a loved one’s steroid abuse, many people do not now how to proceed with the process of helping that friend or family member decide to quit using steroids. When mere conversations fail to help the steroid addict recognize the need for treatment, those who care about the addict may face frustration, uncertainty, and increasing fear for the addict’s wellbeing. The steroid...

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Planning an Intervention for Steroid Abuse

Planning an Intervention for Steroid Abuse

Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of testosterone, and people abuse these drugs to improve their athletic performance or to appear more muscular. When people think of drug abuse interventions, they may think about substances that create a euphoric high. While steroids do not produce an enjoyable high, they can damage someone’s physical and psychological health, just like psychoactive...

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Misconceptions about Interventions for Steroid Users

Misconceptions about Interventions for Steroid Users

The thought of having an intervention can be frightening to the uninformed and can conjure up unpleasant images of shouting matches, threats and loved ones leaving, vowing never to come back. However, if an intervention is handled well, it doesn’t have to be like that. For people struggling with steroid use, a united effort by friends and family to help them see how they are hurting...

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The Importance of Holding an Intervention for Steroid Use

The Importance of Holding an Intervention for Steroid Use

Anabolic steroids, composed of synthetic chemicals similar to male sex hormones, are sometimes prescribed to treat adolescent males suffering from late-onset puberty or to men who require hormone replacement therapy. Recreationally, though, steroids are used to increase secondary masculine traits, most notably the development of muscle mass. Many men and women illegally use steroids to maximize...

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Steroid Intervention

Steroid Intervention

Anabolic androgenic steroids were developed in the 1930s for legitimate medical reasons. Since then, steroid use has become one of the most talked-about issues in American culture. Every locker room and sports team in the world is familiar with the effects of steroids—but what many Americans don’t realize is anabolic steroid use hasn’t just been among major athletes. If you or someone you...

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