Welcome to our new and enhanced InterventionRN.com website! We hope that you like the changes that we’ve made and that we will be making in the near future.
Our goal has been to grow and develop our website to better serve our site visitors and clients. In addition, we plan on adding some new features that require a different site setup than we have had in the past.
No matter what the colors, layout or look of InterventionRN.com, our main goal remains to assist you and your loved ones to overcome the hook of addiction. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here -
To learn more about whether or not your physician, nurse or other medical practitioner is hooked on drugs, watch Joani on Dr. Drew!
Aired on Wednesday, July 5, 2012.
For the transcript of the show, go here: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1207/02/ddhln.01.html
Here’s a recent review of “The Interventionist”:
Addiction trumps everything. It’s a bad habit that persists in the face of negative consequences, and no matter what happens to the addict, the disease will always fight to survive. As Joani Gammill says in “The Interventionist”, “I loved my babies as much as any mom in this country; I would walk in front of a truck if it meant my life for theirs, and I still could not stop my addiction.”
I’ve now read fifty-something books about or related to addiction, and “The Interventionist” is one of the the best books yet. Gammill recounts the tale of her own life as a middle class wife, mother, and RN who became severely addicted to the pharmaceutical drugs she was constantly around. Woven into her own story is her experiences as an interventionist after she recovered with the help of the Dr. Phil show.
Gammill became a professional doctor shopper and even underwent unneeded root canals in order to obtain narcotics. She finally started to recover after frantically e-mailing Dr. Phil one night, and a chain of events were set in motion that eventually allowed her most horrible experiences to become her most prized assets. As as professional interventionist, she’s learned many things along the way, such as, 1) spouses cannot get sober alone as a general rule; the whole family has to be involved, 2) two things that deter people from getting well are wealth and youth, and 3) never fight denial; you will not win. An addict will not seek or accept treatment if he doesn’t believe he has a problem.
The definition of an addict is much broader than most people realize. With an ever-growing, pharmaceutical abusing middle class, “The Interventionist” is a must read for anyone wanting to understand addiction better. This story exemplifies the Khaled Husseini quote that, “…true redemption is when guilt leads to good.”