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The Interventionist

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by Joani Gammill
     
 

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"Exuding the same passion and purpose as the author herself, Joani Gammill's The Interventionist is a heartfelt game changer and long overdue. You deserve to read it." --Dr. Phil McGraw, host of CBS's nationally syndicated show Dr. Phil

Inspiring stories from the frontlines of the battle against addiction by Dr. Phil's leading

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"Exuding the same passion and purpose as the author herself, Joani Gammill's The Interventionist is a heartfelt game changer and long overdue. You deserve to read it." --Dr. Phil McGraw, host of CBS's nationally syndicated show Dr. Phil

Inspiring stories from the frontlines of the battle against addiction by Dr. Phil's leading interventionist Joani Gammill.

Joani Gammill, an average suburban mom on the outside, was secretly addicted to multiple forms of opiates and amphetamine for years, and almost died as a result. 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, she intertwines her experiences with depictions of her often harrowing and always inspiring interventions 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 intriguing story--and the equally captivating 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.

About the author Joani Gammill, RN, BRI I, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592858941
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
246,434
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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Interventionist 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 11 reviews.
Cynthia Nishida More than 1 year ago
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!
Tracy-in-Mass More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. It's an easy read and very informative about the addict's mind. While reading the book, particularly in the later parts, I couldn't get past the feeling, however, that the author's intent was more "look at me, I save people" as opposed to "look at these addicts and try to understand them". While I'm sure her intentions were good, I personally couldn't get past that. And I have absolutely no experience with addiction, so take that for what it's worth (which isn't much). I also thought the author repeated way too much information throughout the book, specifically the names of her treatment centers and the hospital that declared her son's autism to be not her fault. What was her intention with that? Again, I speak as a novice. Overall, a good read with some questionable tie-ins, but perhaps that's what makes a book a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am almost finished reading this and just by chance i find the rerun of Dr Phil ... Joani is on with the intervention of Stephanie. I hope she makes it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read! Her journey and what she does is amazing!
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krazyangel More than 1 year ago
Wasagood read. Going to go find another book to read. Let me know sum books yall have been reading.