We love a good bonus episode! Today, we welcome Bobby Newman who specializes in assisting people in getting help with alcohol and drug addiction. Better known as an interventionist. As a former addict, he knows all the barriers that prevent addicts from getting clean and sober. Today, he now helps thousands through drug intervention. Having come from a strong moral upbringing to a drug-related downfall later in life, he understands what those dealing with addiction feel and think. He has educated more than 100,000 youth on the dangers of drug abuse and helped thousands more with drug and alcohol rehabilitation. With a 99% success rate in getting people into treatment, today we focus on this informative conversation that will help you identify the symptoms that indicate a loved one is in need, and what to do.
“The majority of addicts, you see them every day. They’re going to work, you’ll see them in the mornings, you’ll see them at night doing normal things. They’re addicted to drugs.”
I think that has to be one of the most unsettling parts about all of this. Is that your family, friends, loved ones, could be battling this monster and you don’t have a clue about it. But what if you do? What if you have the hunch? Is there something we can do? According to Bobby, there are a few key points that would be helpful for an addict to hear in order to get help.
A. Make it safe to talk to you.
This is specifically if you believe your child is using. Bobby advises setting aside the pride and providing a safe adult for them to talk to, even if that isn’t a parent. Although this is directly for children, this applies to all loved ones.
B. There are three things that make an intervention successful.
Bobby explores this more in depth during the episode.
C. Finding a good treatment facility.
It’s important to find a treatment facility that gets to the core of the problem.
Acknowledge and accept that it takes at least 90 days to heal.
“I always tell people: when they leave a program, you are going to get tested when you leave. There’s going to be a test, so don’t waste your time. Stay in treatment long enough to be able to handle what you need to handle.”
To hear more on how to identify an addict and get familiar with the best way to address that drug usage, tune in today at The Zen(ish) Mommy Podcast.
If you want to work with Bobby at Newman Intervention, visit https://newmaninterventions.com/about
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