The Interventionist

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Through the life-changing intervention staged by Dr. Phil on his show, Gammill not only committed to getting help for her addiction, but she also went on to become a professional interventionist, helping thousands of others in distress. In The Interventionist, Gammill's own story is intertwined with depictions of her often harrowing and always inspiring interventions and those of some of the addicts and families she's worked with over the years. In each chapter she recounts details of a client's unique battle ...

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Overview

Through the life-changing intervention staged by Dr. Phil on his show, Gammill not only committed to getting help for her addiction, but she also went on to become a professional interventionist, helping thousands of others in distress. In The Interventionist, Gammill's own story is intertwined with depictions of her often harrowing and always inspiring interventions and those of some of the addicts and families she's worked with over the years. In each chapter she recounts details of a client's unique battle with addiction and the devastation that led to a loved one's request for her help.

Gammill's story—and the stories of the brave people who come to her for help—demonstrates how it is possible to emerge from the seemingly hopeless world of out-of-control drug use and not only regain one's sanity, but actually discover that life clean and sober can be more meaningful than it ever was before.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592858941
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/10/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 217,712
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joani Gammill, RN, CNDAI, CNDCS, appears regularly on the Dr. Phil show where she leads interventions that have inspired millions of his viewers. Before her career as an interventionist, she worked as a registered nurse in medical facilities, then in a state-run drug-and-alcohol-rehabilitation center.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Prologue xi

Chapter 1 A Beautiful Mess, and Near Death by Adderall 1

Chapter 2 Threats, Memories, and Car Trauma 17

Chapter 3 Putting the Pieces Back Together 37

Chapter 4 A Dentist, a Dad, and a Convertible 53

Chapter 5 The Birth of Pills 67

Chapter 6 The Beast Cocaine, and a New Love 83

Chapter 7 Alcohol, and a Psychiatric Diagnosis 109

Chapter 8 Moms Who Die 133

Chapter 9 OxyContin, and Coming Home to Pills … Again 161

Chapter 10 Stephanie and Joani 177

Chapter 11 Doctor Shopping 189

Chapter 12 Needles for All 215

Chapter 13 Two Parents, Two Sons, Two Illnesses 239

Chapter 14 Making Friends in the Bible Belt 263

Chapter 15 The One Who Got Away, and a Breakthrough 281

Chapter 16 Relapse, Fear, and a Long, Strange Night 295

Epilogue 311

Acknowledgments 313

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities: A Selected List 317

Resources 319

About the Author 321

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    I LOVED THIS BOOK

    This one of the best books on addiction. The author is an addict herself, who writes with candidness, honesty and light-hearted humor (she does this without sounding mean or spiteful) about her own addiction, while weaving in stories of how she helps other addicts get help for their addiction to drugs or alcohol. For anyone with the disease of addiction, or for the "normie", who wants a well-written glimse into an addict's life. It was so well-written. I could identify with so many of the ways she described her craving, her disease and pain of going through withdrawals.
    Highly recommended!

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    This is a great book written by an amazing woman! This book will be helpful to addicts, recovering addicts, and anyone who knows someone that is addicted. I read this book in 4 days & I don't even like to read!

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    Posted August 6, 2012

    Awesome!

    One of the best books I have ever read! Her journey and what she does is amazing!

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    This was aa good read.

    Wasagood read. Going to go find another book to read. Let me know sum books yall have been reading.

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