Alcohol and drug problems are on the increase in South Asian
communities in the U.S. For more information and intervention
services call 212.683.8449.
The brain is a
wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the
morning and does not stop until you get to the office. Robert
For the third year
straight, the intervention rate has increased during the forth
quarter. The holiday season and the new year seem to provide the
impetus for the family to take action on a problem that has been
around far too long. The first quarter is the second highest quarter
for new interventions.
Concise Guides to Mental Health: Substance Use Disorders (2006),
WF Scanlon, NR Lessa
& Drug Abuse in the Workplace// Managing Care and Cost Through
Employee Assistance Programs (1991),
W.F. Scanlon, Greenwood Press.
Feedback, Responsibility, Advise, Menu, Empathy, Self-efficacy
My deepest thanks for your concern
and your good work on behalf of my brother, my family
and myself. I'd guess that intervention families generally do
not talk to each other, but if you find yourself with clients
or potential clients who would like to talk with someone who's
had the experience, I'd be more than glad to talk with
Thank you for your help. I'm glad
to know that your are there should I need more help.
Thank you for spending time to talk
with me. During such a challenging period, people like you
make it easier. (R.F.)
Thanks again for all of your help.
I am now a spokesperson for your
One of my two closest women
friends came to spend the night on Thursday - she said I was
my "old self" and
how much she had missed me - that made me cry. Now I am
beginning to create a new self on top of that foundation - a
second chance at meaning and connection few people ever had.
"Treatment May Be
Brief, But Recovery Is Forever," The Counselor , NAADAC, July/August
Structured Family and/or Corporate Intervention becomes an important
positive event in the recovering person's (IP's) continuing
Message on the PBS
Bill Moyers' TV special on addiction was loud and clear:
Intervention - both family and corporate - is a critical function of
treatment and recovery. Current scientific data and a "Chaucerian
procession" of ordinary Americans recounting often harrowing
experiences with alcohol and drugs drove the message on home: More
treatment opportunities are needed if we are to impact the