When Enough is Enough: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Intervention

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From a nationally recognized addiction specialist featured on the A&E series Intervention, a comprehensive and compassionate guide to confronting a loved one with an addiction.

What do you do when someone you care about is caught in the downward spiral of addiction? The goal of an intervention is to get the person who is addicted to alcohol, to drugs, to gambling, to sex, to what have you to ...

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Overview

Read Candy Finnigan's posts on the Penguin Blog.

From a nationally recognized addiction specialist featured on the A&E series Intervention, a comprehensive and compassionate guide to confronting a loved one with an addiction.

What do you do when someone you care about is caught in the downward spiral of addiction? The goal of an intervention is to get the person who is addicted to alcohol, to drugs, to gambling, to sex, to what have you to seek treatment-to seek treatment today. And it is remarkably effective: over 80 percent of people faced with an intervention agree to get help. In When Enough Is Enough, Candy Finnigan offers support, advice, and hope to people who care about someone with an addiction. She acknowledges that although intervention is a powerful tool, it is a complicated process-one that absolutely must be done right.

This kind of confrontation must be highly structured, and Finnigan-a veteran of hundreds of interventions-provides a frank but sympathetic guide to preparing for and staging an intervention. By talking readers through the personal, medical, psychiatric, financial, and legal issues involved, she turns what seems like a chaotic and overwhelming task into a manageable and empowering experience.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781583332979
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/10/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 630,468
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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Candy Finnigan is a featured interventionist on the A&E series Intervention. She received her certification in chemical dependency from UCLA and completed her internship at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center. She trained with the man who developed the process, Dr. Vern Johnson, and she has been affiliated as an interventionist with the Betty Ford Center, The Meadows, Hazelden, and many other treatment centers. Finnigan lives in Los Angeles.

Sean Finnigan is Candy's brother-in-law. A screenwriter, he lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Feelings are Not Facts: An Objective Look at the Problem     11
What's Really Going On?: The Essential Facts of Your Lost One's Addiction     19
Now That You Know: Choosing a Treatment Option     71
Ready, Set, Go!: The Pre-Intervention Meeting     89
Surprise!: Intervention Day     107
The Young and the Restless: Young People in Crisis     123
The Golden Fears: Seniors in Crisis     143
It's Your Turn: Your Recovery     153
Lost and Found: Post-Treatment Recovery     163
A Home Contract for Adolescents     173
Resources     179
Acknowledgments     185
Index     189

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