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Sunday, June 26, 2011


Thanks for the post, Calvin Roberts:

Ever since me and my husband decided to invest in we have been watching a lot of the A&E show Intervention. I have worked in the mental health field for a long time so I have plenty of experience in dealing with addiction to drugs and alcohol and it is nice to watch this show, it is kind of like looking in from the outside of what I do. I love that this really involves the family and friends of the addicts. It shows that addiction hurts everyone around and is not exclusively the addict's problem. It never places blame or ridicule but offers solutions and help which is exactly what an addict needs. The show really makes it clear that drug and alcohol addiction are sicknesses that need treatment just like the flu or cancer. Addicts cannot just stop on their own anymore than a cancer patient can get rid of a tumor just by thinking about it. My favorite part of the show is the actually intervention. It is also so suspenseful not knowing if the addict will accept the help or not. I also love the short follow up at the end that shows them either in treatment doing great, or that they have failed and are back on the streets. Of course I hope everyone gets help and succeeds but there are cases when it just isn't enough.

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