Addiction Interventionist Comments on Whitney Houston's interview with Oprah

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Professional Atlanta Addiction Interventionist cites proven advances in care for addiction and mental health problems as leading to positive long term outcomes. Celebrities such as Whitney Houston, Keith Urban, Melanie Griffith and more represent how expert guidance, such as employing a professional interventionist, can help families, friends and employers get their loved one healthy again.

Susan Rosovsky LPC, CCADC, BRI-I

The lower the bottom the harder it becomes to ever return to the surface

Familiar faces in the news, such as Whitney Houston on Oprah this week, speak candidly about the addiction interventions that saved their lives. Most Americans do not realize that substance abuse and mental health problems are chronic illnesses similar in many ways to diabetes, cancer, etc. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Addiction, NIDA, reports that when alcoholism and drug abuse are treated as long term, chronic illnesses, success rates are comparable to those realized with other chronic health problems. Like all chronic illnesses, long term continuity of care that is overseen by an expert in that specific illness is vital.

The earliest intervention of any chronic illness is always best. The longer an illness progresses the harder it is to reverse and heal. Unfortunately, many families believe the old stereotype that addicts have to "hit bottom" to get better. Yet according to NIDA research, treatment for addiction and mental health does not need to begin voluntarily to be effective. In fact, "The lower the bottom the harder it becomes to ever return to the surface" says Susan Rosovsky, Atlanta addiction interventionist. Anyone caught in the confusion of alcohol, drugs, prescriptions, and / or mental health problems are by definition incapable of making consistently healthy choices and require professional expertise to help get their minds healthy again. Working with a specialist will offer significant advantages that save families time, money, and emotional pain in the long run.

Celebrities are not the only ones with access the best in addiction and mental health treatment. Many families have spent enormous amounts of time and energy straightening out consequences and reacting to crisis after crisis resulting from their loved ones substance abuse, mental health and behavioral problems. What they don't know is why and how to find an expert that provides long term continuous guidance for the entire family. Yet no where is this more important than with substance abuse and mental health problems. Traditional psychiatry and counseling are most often not the answer. Research shows intervention to be successful 85% to 95% of the time. Truly successful outcomes for any serious illness require a variety of "interventions"- based on the latest research to include medicine, nutrition, education, relational support, etc. A professional interventionist will provide oversight and continuity to permanently raise the bottom of the entire family of those suffering from addiction and mental illness.

Susan Rosovsky LPC, CCADC, BRI, founder of ProActive Interventions, is one the countries rare, professionally licensed and trained interventionists, offering nationwide assistance for families in crisis. Her credentials represent extensive training, experience, and licensed governed ethics that are critical to helping navigate the maze of mental health and substance abuse treatment. More information is available by calling 678.662.1892 or online at .

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