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Interventionist | Healing addiction nationwide through evidence based interventions.
Interventionist | Healing addiction nationwide through evidence based interventions.

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Intervention is a process. We don't have to wait for the worst to happen.
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Am I an Alcoholic?

People don't stop drinking because they are diagnosed an "alcoholic." Most people stop drinking because they have a moment of clarity, a glimpse of insight. This insight can come in many different forms. The preferable method is through an increased self-awareness gained from Insight exercises like this. Unfortunately, PAIN is a more common method of gaining insight. Alcohol abuse causes pain in many ways: health related problems that can lead to death, loss of relationships-divorce, depression- a loss of passion for life, unemployment, incarceration, isolation, and loneliness. Be honest with yourself and use this experiment into insight to develop a passion for reclaiming your life. You are not alone. Reach out- you can contact me: www.revisedperception.com Love, Light and insight to you on your journey. David

http://www.revisedperception.com/blog/am-i-an-alcoholic-
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Confrontation: The Biggest Motivation Killer

"The evidence gathered in almost every study of therapeutic techniques is that resistance to change increases with confrontation. Confrontation undermines motivation. It’s fascinating and sad that for decades, traditional treatment for substance abuse enacted a self-fulfilling prophecy with harsh approaches like interventions (and boot camps and “hot seats” and so on) that induced and strengthened the very defenses (denial) they intended to break through. (Some treatment providers still take this approach—we will help you ask the right questions to avoid them.) Confrontation in therapy leads to client resistance, which leads to more confrontation. Only recently, this flawed strategy has been challenged by the
fundamental insight of motivational thinking and all the evidence for it that research has provided. Treat people with respect and present them with a range of options, and their resistance will decrease. Nobody likes to be bossed around. Why does it seem to work on TV? Because it’s TV. Confrontation doesn’t work on shows like Intervention and Celebrity Rehab either, but it does make for great drama because it meets all the criteria for a reality TV show (secrets, betrayals, tears, confessions, redemption, and so on). In reality ( real reality), this version of helping people is ineffective and at times harmful."
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The stigma surrounding addiction is so strong you can't escape it, not even through death. We can not help the addict who is still alive by remaining silent on the ones we have lost. Let's us remember them through images of their childhood innocence and the dreams they once had. Maybe then we can see things for how they are. These beautiful people were victims of addiction, and nothing about what happened to them was voluntary. If you want to honor a loved one who’s life was taken by addiction, please email these three things to [david@revisedperception.com]

1) Their first name or nickname
2) An early childhood photo
3) What they wanted to be when "they grew up." By ourselves we can make little headway, but together we can save life's and shift the perceptions of many. I will work hard to spread the message .

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#harmreduction #overdoseawareness #stopthestigma #narcan #overdoseprevention #naloxone #opioid #oxycontin #fentanyl
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There are over 23 million Americans who are in recovery today.
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