Intervention Success Stories

A Whole New Meaning to "Happy Holidays"

The holidays are supposed to be about family, aren’t they? They’re supposed to be about getting together and spending time with the people that you... Read More


I always had difficulty living a normal life and staying out of trouble. You know those people in your life that just always need a little bit of extra... Read More

Reliving a Nightmare

When I was a young, I lost my father to alcoholism. It took me years to get over his death and the guilt associated with my inability to save him from... Read More

Don’t Blink

There are few things worse in life than thinking you failed as a parent; that you couldn’t protect your daughter from the world around her. You feel... Read More

Hanging On

I had finally had enough. I had been abused to the breaking point and was ready to write him off forever. My bank account was drained, my belongings... Read More

Courage Doesn’t Come Easy

They can yell, scream and lie as much as they want; in the end, you have to scream the loudest. Part of the responsibility of being a good friend,... Read More

Don’t Give Up on Them

It’s one thing to destroy your own life, but when you start tearing your family’s hearts out, it’s time to get help. Before I got hooked on pain... Read More

A New Chapter Begins

I’d like to tell you a little bit about how my family saved me from alcoholic deterioration and how the people you love can make all the difference in... Read More

Meaning It

I don’t really know where to begin, other than to say that my brother’s heroin habit nearly destroyed my family. It was not something any of us saw... Read More

No Time to Waste

Is there ever a right time to admit you have a drug problem? If there was, wouldn’t you admit it to yourself at some point? I never wanted to believe... Read More

Heeding the Warnings

I didn’t know how to go about helping someone who didn’t want it. It was a question that plagued me for a year as I watched my best friend struggle... Read More

The People You Love

As hard it was to get off of heroin, it might have been even harder to convince my brother that he had to. We started using together, so when I got... Read More

The Strength to Finish

Everything in this life is harder when you have to do it on your own; recovery from alcohol is no exception. It’s get to be a vicious cycle, in which... Read More

Grab the Lifeline When It’s Thrown to You

No matter what you may think, your family wants to help. You can posture all you’d like about being blindsided, or ambushed; but at the end of the day... Read More

A Clear Way Out

My son was only 19 years old when he had his thoughts, his actions and his brain hijacked by alcohol and benzodiazepine addiction. In no way do I wish... Read More

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