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#53: What Is The Difference Between an Intervention and a 12th Step Call? - Episode 53

90% of people who struggle with an addiction never get help for it. As a family member, what can you do to help?


Believe it or not, the change starts with the members of the family. As a family member, you have more power, more leverage, more influence over your loved one than anyone. In this episode, Chris and Danny share the difference between an Intervention and a 12th Step Call and the best option that can work for a person who’s fighting addiction. 


The Why Intervention Podcast is aimed at helping family and friends feel supported and encouraged that recovery from addiction is possible, for themselves as well as their loved ones. You'll hear how to affect positive change in their life and help your loved one begin a successful recovery. Host Christopher Doyle shares his insights, talks with experts and interviews people who have gone through recovery.


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Show Notes

  • Getting sober versus staying sober. - 2:58
  • As a family member, you have more power, more leverage, more influence over your loved one than anyone. - 7:16
  • They can’t stop on their own. They are getting stopped all the time. Staying stopped in order to stay sober rarely happens. - 8:57
  • When’s the best time to get the intervention? - 11:01
  • He doesn’t listen to me. - 15:15
  • Admitting you have a problem is the first step. - 19:31
  • Does the enhanced interrogation technique work? - 25:27
  • What’s the difference between the 12 steps and an intervention? - 27:49
  • The 12th Step Call. - 28:31
  • People with addictions don’t believe they have a problem. People with addictions do not perceive the need for help. - 35:49
  • How long is the process? - 41:25
  • In order for something to click, there are a lot of connective tissues to be sober and stay sober. There’s a plan that should be put in place. - 49:32
  • In order for them to be internally motivated, it should start from an external motivation. - 53:58 

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