Articles in Category: Intervention Questions

Hilary from Nashville, TN writes

on Thursday, 19 July 2012.

Hilary, writes:
Cindy, my 16 year old daughter recently left in-patient drug rehab after a 3 month stay. How can I ensure she maintains her sobriety?

Cindy, writes:
Hilary, maintaining recovery is basically up to your daughter. What you can do is ensure that she maintain contact with her counselor and attend support groups. She should avoid people she used drugs with and the places where she used drugs.

Laura from Portlan, OR writes:

on Thursday, 19 July 2012.

Laura, writes:
Cindy, I am a 46 year old woman who drinks about 2 liters of alcohol a day. I started drinking when I lost my job and my husband and I separated. I know I am an Alcoholic and need to go to rehab. What can I expect at rehab?

Cindy, writes:
Laura, the first step is to stop drinking, so you can enter detox for 48 to 72 hours to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Then you will enter rehab to address abstinence from alcohol. Rehab will help you to abstain by addressing cravings, psychological dependence, and relapse prevention.

Jack from Tampa, FL writes:

on Thursday, 19 July 2012.

Jack, writes:
Cindy, yesterday my wife and I had dinner at a restaurant. She had at least 6 glasses of wine during dinner. She drinks this much at one sitting at least 3 times a week. Is this alcoholism?

Cindy, writes:
Jack, your wife’s behavior sounds like binge drinking. Binge drinking means having four or more drinks in one session; it’s drinking to get drunk. Binge drinking becomes alcoholism when the drinking begins to cause problems and the drinking continues despite the problems.

Lisa from San Diego, CA writes:

on Thursday, 19 July 2012.

Lisa, writes:
Cindy, I recently learned that my daughter is addicted to Cocaine. What is an effective treatment?

Cindy, writes:
Lisa, residential treatment programs with planned lengths of stay offer the best alternative to those in need of treatment for cocaine addiction. These programs are often comprehensive, in that they focus on therapy and re-socialization.