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Are interventions effective?

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Asked: 2017-12-01 18:27:36
I am nervous about my sister as she is a hardcore drinker. Even though she can go without alcohol for a week or so when she does she goes way too far and gets into dangerous situations.


Answered: 2018-11-02 00:20:05

It doesn't sound like she needs an intervention. She might be a bing drinker but interventions are more for people who are addicted.


Answered: 2017-12-03 05:23:17

My brother is an alcohol and he has been without alcohol and happy for about 10 or so years now. He got help by going to AA meetings and doesn’t seem like he has looked back since. Try to get her to go to a meeting or two it could help way more than expected.


Answered: 2018-11-02 16:55:57

I'd have to say that if your sister is putting herself in dangerous situations then yes she does need an intervention. Just because she can go a few weeks without drinking doesn't mean anything if when she does drink she acts crazy and does things could potentially kill herself or someone else. I would say an intervention could help her. If she is doing things like driving while drinking, she may have a societal intervention either way if she gets pulled over or kills someone. I would call an interventionist (there are many good companies) and get a consultation over the phone immediately.


Answered: 2017-12-03 16:00:50

Maybe it just depends. Interventions may serve as a way to help an addict wake-up to the degree of the problem they are living in.

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