Addicted Loved Ones: When to Intervene?

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Some families face painful decisions about when to confront loved ones who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. How exactly do interventions work? How effective is confrontation? Bob Poznanovish, CEO of Addiction Intervention Resources, and Lisa Najavits, clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry, discuss the pros and cons of staging interventions for drug and alcohol abusers.



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