The goal of an intervention is to encourage a substance abuser to seek help with his or her drug problem.
The story of Loren; A documentary by ‘Intervention’, a reality American television series
‘Intervention’ is a documentary series that looks around the real life of an addict. The current episode is hosted by Willing Ways channel, a channel where you can also find many other educational videos covering various aspects of life. The episode specifically focuses on how the life of an addict is at stake and simultaneously how it affects the family. These episodes have the most dramatic moments that brings above the fact indicating the difference between life and death. The ultimate goal of the intervention was to convince the person to accept addiction treatment.
Willing ways is proud to be a pioneer in the country known for training families on conducting successful interventions. If you are interested in intervention training please click CONTACT US. We are proud at providing the international standard trainings not only in Pakistan but the modern technology has made it possible to reach across the boarders as well.
With a past that includes a father who abandoned her, sexual assaults and a stepbrother who died from a heroin overdose, in the episode 9 of the TV series “Intervention”, season 15, Loren suffers from seizures, black outs, and violent mood swings and turns to alcohol to numb her pain. Loren, 26, and her partner Christy who is 35, drink up to five liters of wine per day. Christy has attempted suicide four times. She is tortured by the thought of leaving her two children without a mother when she dies.
Clinical psychologist Halima Noon has reviewed this video.
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The two families who have never met attempt a high-stakes double intervention in a last effort to save Loren and Christy’s lives. Both Loren and Christy are close to death. Both families reveal how deeply saddened and devastated they are and implores them to seek treatment to which Christy and Loren accept the help and agree for a three month treatment for a new life. Christy is flown to Sage Health Centre and Loren is taken to a treatment centre in Cedars at Cobble Hill. After two months, Loren has improved greatly. Christy feels better physically and mentally. Loren and Christy have ended their relationship but have stayed friends. Christy has been sober since March 2011. After a brief relapse, Loren is again sober.
To read in Urdu about what intervention is please click انٹروینشن۔۔۔ جب وہ مانتا نہیں
If you are interested in reading more material relevant to intervention please read the following articles:
- Intervention: How to help someone who does not want help.
- Early intervention in Addiction / Alcoholism By Nadeem Noor
- When a Loved One Refuses Treatment After an Intervention By Muhib-e-Zara
- How can you help ensure a successful intervention? By Maryam Riaz
Dr. Sadaqat Ali , a graduate from Dow Medical College, Karachi is a renowned professional in the field of addiction psychiatry. He has a background of getting trained at “HAZELDEN” and “Vital Smarts”, USA. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is the Project Director of Willing Ways Pakistan, and Sadaqat Clinic (pvt.) Limited. He is a sought after speaker who promotes new scientific solutions for persistent and profound problems. Dr. Sadaqat’s name was included in the international Who’s Who directory of professionals which was the first ever distinction of any Pakistani doctor. The print and electronic media have interviewed him extensively. He appears frequently on national TV channels expressing his views on drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, suicide prevention and home runaways. He loves to train people on how to intervene if a family member indulges in self-destructive behaviors. He is running a number of national facilities. Willing ways for outdoor and Sadaqat Clinic for indoor treatment of addiction and alcoholism.
Following are some of Dr Sadaqat Ali’s TV appearances
- Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about the harmful side effects of drug addiction
- Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about effects of drug abuse and addiction
- Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about addiction: causes, symptoms and treatment
- Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about drug addiction in Pakistan
- Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about Drug addiction prevention
- Dr. Sadaqat talks about Functionality of brain during drug addiction
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At Willing Ways Pakistan the clients are treated scientifically – the secret of our long lasting standing in the field of addiction and counseling. We keep our team and our program up to date with the latest advancements while helping our clients through extensive, specialized and client centered treatment program. These programs are not only patient focused but an extensive work is done with family through what we call counseling for change. The major purpose of this program is to bring peace and serenity in the lives of those who have been suffering in silence, because of a family member’s addictive behavior. We equip families with a set of vital behaviors to produce results.
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We are leading the battle to conquer the disease in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches. Our mission is to prevent, treat and manage addiction for a world free of this illness and its complications.