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Start SMART for Success

By: Philip Carroll, CPRS Success. The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. In order for us to feel accomplished, first we need an aim or purpose. If we don’t have a target, how do we know we hit it?  When …


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Drew Horowitz & Associates Interventionists Are Different, Intentionally So

People often ask what makes my team unique when it comes to intervention. The answer is simple: At Drew Horowitz & Associates, we do things a little differently, much to the benefit of struggling families around the U.S. Two Interventionists …


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Reflecting on Life’s Chapters and the Power of Re-Writing the Ending

By: Kara Frahm I have recently moved to a new residence. As anyone knows who moves, it’s never a physically easy challenge.  However, that was not my biggest battle during this move.  I found myself feeling a weird kind of …


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Who wants to grow up and have a Substance Use Disorder?

By Choice Pickins Newstrom, ADC-T It’s not a secret anymore that using alcohol earlier in life increases the chance of developing a substance use disorder in adult life. Key research from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism was …


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Follow the Fun

Getting clean around 25 years old, I was holding myself back from enjoying my early recovery. Early on I bought into the belief that my life was “over”. People kept trying to tell me “Actually, your life is just beginning.” …


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Attitude of Gratitude

By: Lulu Sveen, LSW In a meditation one morning, I was told “today is the first day that you will experience like this as well as the last day you’ll experience like this”. This couldn’t be more spot on and …


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Embracing the Uncomfortable – Finding the Gifts in your Pain

Nobody likes feeling uncomfortable. I think as humans, it is our natural tendency to push the uncomfortable away with a desire to make it quickly disappear. It doesn’t feel good! As people in recovery, we have used substances to cope …


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Women; Recovering In Spite of Everything

Having conducted hundreds of female Interventions, a trend emerging is an increase in more severe physical conditions and mental health symptoms because of untreated addictions. Addiction, known as a “disease of isolation”, has been further compounded by the pandemic. Families I …


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Families are Addicted Too

What do we mean when we say addiction is a family disease? Well, it means that family members play a vital role in maintaining active addiction and just as vitally in preventing and discontinuing it. Yes, families are that powerful! …


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For Intervention, Clinical is Key!

Doing intervention like we do at Drew Horowitz & Associates means traveling around the country, often to remote locations. What does this look like? Well, long days in flight and behind the wheel of old, high-mileage rental cars; two-star hotels …