The Mouse, such a trap for alcoholic families

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I am in Michigan doing an intervention.
     These are such good people I am with. Dear “salt of the earth mid western,ers”. They work hard, love their kids, go to church, while over shadowed by the alcoholism of the grandparents. When I work with these midwest & east coast families I am up against the cult of the Moose Lodges. I have seen a Moose Lodge in Lake Elsinore, but back her it is much more in the drinking family culture. The Moose has some charity work, orphanages, BUT the main function of the Moose is to allow the daily drinking alcoholi’s a place to hang out drink, gamble, and tell themselves they are ligetimate social charity, family oriented, community group.
Let me tell you my opinion, and I have an educated, experienced opinion because I spent a good chunck of my childhood in the Moose, Elks, Eagle’s, and Fire Halls. As the daughter of an alcoholic. It sucked. I hated it. I would have to go ther with my Dad to “sign up” (some kind of organized gambeling deal that means you can’t miss a day of drinking because your number may hit in you absence of “signing up.”. Then I guess you miss out on the blessed opportuity of a life time (when your number hits). The way it was explained to me, as I understand it is this. One plays the same number everyday of their life. If “your number” hits and you dom’t win then you are some kind of slacker, who shuns Devine opportuities and Gos may only offer us a few.
So Daddy let me know that we had to suit up and show up, even though I am tired & hungry & five, even though I feel so scare. As he changes more with each shot & beer, and I know it’s not right for him to drive us home, many shots and beers later when he wakes me up from while I am sleeping on the pool table and it seems he might drop me and him both as we stagger to the car. Mommy is going to be mad and yell & yell, Maybe cry and throw things. I hate our day after day at the Moose. I want school to start. I want to disapear.As I got a little older I wanted to be dead. A few more years pass and I am just like him truthfully I’m worse. I leave my kids with m7 Mum who is still yelling, crying, and she is worse too.

Holiday Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse


Prescription drug use at an all time high amongst the American people. CALL US TODAY 949 292 2000

Oklahoma- The holidays can be a stressful and even depressing time for many people. Statistics have shown that drug abuse increases during this period as many can turn to drugs as a way to alleviate strain during the holiday season. However this year, more and more people are turning to prescription drugs with the abuse of these medications skyrocketing nationwide.  

According to data released by the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly half of the American population is taking at least one prescription drug, with one in six taking three or more. American people from all different socio-economic backgrounds are seeking out prescription medication for various reasons; some getting hooked after taking the medications for an illness or ailment and others who fall into the trap of addiction because they begin taking drugs to help them deal with some mental or emotional problem.  

“[Americans] have a penchant for going for the quick fix,” says Dr. Lon Castle, Senior Director of the Department of Medical and Analytical Affairs for Medco. “They want medications to treat their problems rather than trying diet and exercise or lifestyle changes, which might also be effective.”

According to Castle, prescription drugs may not be the best route to take when hoping to change your lifestyle physically or emotionally.  They may also be the least beneficial when it comes to health.  Although there are a number of prescription drugs which can assist an individual of poor health, many people are taking prescription drugs which do little to benefit them causing side effects; the primary one being addiction.  

“We’re taking drugs we really need and we don’t, but the body doesn’t know the difference when it comes to side effects,” says Dr. Mark H. Beers, professor of medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine and editor-in-chief emeritus of Merck Manuals.  

The solution to better health may reside in a simple change in diet and exercise but it for those already addicted the only solution may be through successful rehabilitation.

One drug rehab center, Wits Inn Recovery is seeing a huge increase in the number of admissions into their treatment facility for prescription drug addiction. Derry Hallmark, Senior Director for Expansion for the center explains that this is not uncommon considering the number of people currently taking prescriptions.

“Of course if an individual has to take these medications for an illness or injury that’s one side of it,” says Hallmark. “But because of the addictive qualities of most prescriptions both doctor’s and patients have to be aware of how easily someone can get hooked on them. And, doctors have to watch out for those already addicted who are trying to get fraudulent prescriptions.”

Hallmark adds that drug rehab, like the type delivered by Wits Inn Recovery is effective in handling any type of prescription drug addiction and that the type of treatment that works best for prescriptions is one that handles both the mental and physical aspects of the problem.

For more information on getting help for you or someone you know who is struggling with a prescription drug addiction contact Wits Inn Treatment Referral today at 949 292 2000

Doctor Feel Good? Are doctors drugging or medicating?

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You have read the blogs and seen the placards a dozen times: doctors prescribe too many “drugs” for too many patients. Psychiatrists, in particular, are popular targets of politically motivated language that seeks to conflate the words “medication” and “drug”—thereby tapping into the public’s understandable fears concerning “drug abuse” and its need to carry out a “War on Drugs.” Misleading radio ads promise “drug-free” treatment of panic disorder (certainly possible, but not always achievable) and the Internet bristles with the phrase, “psychiatric drugging.” (My Google search pulled up 9310 results.) And, all too predictably, any physician who argues that psychotropic medication is often an effective and lifesaving intervention is hustled off to the perp line of “drug-company shills.”

All this will not surprise students of language, history, and philosophy. Those who control language are well positioned to control thought and behavior. If government officials can persuade the public that killing innocent civilians is merely “collateral damage,” they have gone a long way toward justifying the carpet-bombing of a village. If the forces of antipsychiatry—and they are alive and well—can persuade the public that psychiatry is “drugging” people, they have gone a long way toward marginalizing and discrediting the profession. To understand how powerful the words “drug” and “drugging” are, imagine the feckless campaign that would be waged if the perennial protesters in front of the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting carried signs that read, “Psychiatrists: Stop Medicating Your Patients!

Is this all merely a matter of “semantics” or—in the parlance of postmodernism—“competing narratives”? Is there any scientific reason to distinguish “drugs” from “medications”? And finally, what are our ethical obligations as healers when medication is administered, either voluntarily or involuntarily?

There is, of course, a qualified scientific case to be made against overuse of some psychotropic medications. In the first place, we have far too many medications that employ the same old mechanism of action, with only modest efficacy, and too many unacceptable adverse effects. The so-called atypical antipsychotics (AAPs) are good examples. With the exception of clozapine—and possibly risperidone and olanzapine, according to a meta-analysis—the AAPs are not substantially more effective than the first-generation neuroleptics.1 Meta-analyses, of course, must be viewed cautiously, since the studies that compose them may be flawed or biased, and unpublished “negative” studies may be excluded, as my colleague S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, has pointed out.2 Thankfully, decreased rates of tardive dyskinesia with the AAPs are a bright spot in this otherwise dour assessment, and this is no trivial gain.

Nonetheless, the metabolic adverse effects of the AAPs (weight gain, lipid and glucose dysregulation, and so on) are substantial problems and call into question the goal of expanding the labeled “nonpsychotic” indications for these medications.3 We sorely need to escape from the “D2–5-HT2–me too” paradigm—antipsychotics that block mainly dopamine-2 and various serotonin receptors—and uncover more fundamental mechanisms of antipsychotic action. Critics of psychiatry are indeed justifiably skeptical regarding “Big Pharma’s” concerted efforts to expand the use of AAPs to the treatment of nonpsychotic conditions, for which effective and better-tolerated medications are already available. And yes—many of these same critics are quite properly alarmed at the decreasing use of psychotherapy in psychiatric practice.4

Meth Addiction and its effects

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Methamphetamine addiction can wreak havoc on your life and on the lives of those around you. Call Recovery Connection today at 949-292-2000 to find a treatment program capable of helping you though this difficult time. Your call is toll-free and confidential. We have counselors standing by 24/7, so call now and start on the path to recovery.

Methamphetamine Effects

Methamphetamine greatly stimulates a person’s central nervous system and the euphoric feeling can last anywhere from a few hours to as long as twenty four hours. Methamphetamine addiction can cause short and long term adverse physical and mental effects which may include:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain
  • Irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain
  • Heart Attack
  • Accelerated heart beat
  • Stroke
  • Insomnia
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Jerky movements
  • Paranoia
  • Incessant conversations
  • Convulsions
  • Hypothermia
  • Brain damage
  • Malnutrition
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Increase in alertness
  • Increased physical activity
  • Increased irritability
  • Impaired immune system
  • Blood clots
  • Kidney disorders
  • Liver damage

Additional physical effects of methamphetamine addiction or abuse can include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Dilated pupils
  • Grinding of the teeth
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Respiratory distress
  • Sweats
  • Loss of coordination
  • Numbness

Methamphetamine Addiction – Psychological Methamphetamine Effects

The use and abuse of methamphetamine, or crystal meth, can cause effects which can often resemble several types of mental illnesses. These psychological effects may include:

  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Obsessive behaviors
  •  Intense anger and paranoia
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression

Methamphetamine Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal from methamphetamines is extremely uncomfortable and in some cases life threatening. Methamphetamine addiction withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Drug cravings
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Loss of energy
  • Insomnia
  • Sweats
  • Hyperventilation
  • Convulsions
  • Irregular heart beat

Because of the severity of this withdrawal, many people choose to enter detox or methamphetamine addiction treatment programs to assist them in coping with these symptoms. In addition to withdrawal, crystal meth can affect many other areas of a person’s life, including placing their job at risk, damaging their relationships and ruining their financial stability. Quality treatment in a professional addiction recovery center is required for a safe and effective recovery from this dangerously addictive drug.

Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction

It takes time to resolve both the emotional and physical trauma people experience due to methamphetamine addiction. It also takes time to learn how to cope with the feelings the person has suppressed. This process is best undergone in a supportive therapeutic environment ( which is designed to eliminate outside distractions. This allows the individual to focus on the key issues surrounding their recovery.

If you or someone you know needs help with methamphetamine addiction, or for immediate assistance in finding a reputable drug rehab center, please call Recovery Connection now at 949-292-2000. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and your call is toll-free and confidential. In a time when you feel so alone, it is important to know that there are people who can still help. Don’t wait – CALL 949 292 2000

Medical Marijuana Debate

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An Illinois House committee has forwarded legislation to the full House that would make marijuana for medicinal purposes legal in this state.

A number of states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington among them – have decriminalized marijuana when it is used for medical purposes.

Although more states are considering similar legislation, we urge Illinois lawmakers to defeat this measure.

We acknowledge that marijuana use likely has some medical benefits.  Limited studies have shown that it can improve conditions related to appetite loss, nausea and vomiting and help ease pain caused by arthritis and other conditions.

But other, FDA-approved drugs already are available to treat each of these ailments.

And smoking marijuana regularly also can cause serious health problems.  It can damage brain cells and cells in bronchial passages, which can hurt a person’s immune system.  There also is not enough data to conclusively show what the long-term health effects of regular marijuana use are.

Finally, any medical benefits that legalizing pot would have are outweighed by the societal problems it could create.

Marijuana is a gateway drug that can lead users to try more dangerous, addictive drugs, creating a greater burden on an already-stressed health care system.

Marijuana users who drive are impaired, increasing the chances of serious automobile accidents similar to drunk-driving related accidents.

Legalization increases the chances of the drug falling into the hands of children and others who don’t need it for medical reasons.  It also sends a message to children that drug use is OK.

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My name Loriann Witte CAC and my work is addiction recovery treatment and rehab marketing.  I am an individual expression of spirit in study as a human being.  My recovery from 16 years of drug abuse, alcoholism, and depression made a profound impression on this life.  I was born a lover of life to my most intelligent parents.  Real and perceived trauma turned my mind and heart into a pit of despair; this pain set up a compulsion, an obsessive searching for anesthetic relief.  I was looking for answers to my emotional problems.  A rebellious spirit overtook my focus.  I found recovery in 1987.
              My recovery passions have included working as an interventionist, at one time for a treatment center who advertised on the A& E Intervention show.  I am a certified alcoholism councilor CAC.  I have been the cook, and the Program Director; cleaned up detox fall out and have held the title of CEO.  Regular attendance of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and the Center for Spiritual Living of Capistrano Valley highlight my personal life.  Right now I have a radio show on called Wits End. I am writing my bio for your review inquiring about the Career Opportunity you have advertised for Business Development Representative.  You can see my videos and more about my work with in my Resume with includes many attachments. 949-292-2000 my current Company is Wits Inn, & Wits End Interventions. Treatment Referral
Loriann Witte CAC           949-292-2000     Certified Addiction Councilor
     1989 graduate of Saddleback’s Human Services Dept.
     Alcohol & Drug Studies 

Continuing Education Units maintained for the past 21 years

My personal sobriety date is 9-5-1987

Active membership of AA, Al Anon, & Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

Physically Fit member of 24 hour fitness, Organic vegan vegetarian,

My personal disciplines include Meditation, Walking my dogs, loving my husband of 30 years.  My goal is for my words to become kinder everyday.
Daniel Nahmod + One Powe

I have been in practice as Wits Inn Recovery and Wits End Interventions for the past several years.  I have established web sites, blogs, a You tube channel, various forms of social media, I wrote a chapter in a recently published treatment book, in process of another book project, and I am the host of a weekly CBS radio therapy talk show; all of these projects are used to generate callers looking for addiction treatment options. 949-292-2000
      I have a sober living house with 6 beds
      I work with an addiction Doctor,
      who can do out patient detox for my house guests
      I go on interventions, or contract out to interventionist that I have        trained        
      I do court appearances; write alternative sentencing plans, with case  management

      I do paid spot lights of treatment centers and clinicians on our CBS radio show

      We offer advertising opportunities on our treatment referral site and our radio site
My effort for over two decades has been to remain a student of what works and what doesn’t work in changing field of addiction recovery treatment and marketing.

In order for treatment professionals to do our good work we must keep a keen eye  focused on economic trends, the rapidly changing landscape on the internet, insurance, community and government contracts, legalities, licensing boards, community zoning, and maybe most importantly; methods of collections and bookkeeping 
My treatment theory is 12-step, Jungian, Experiential Holistic, Medically supervision
I believe Addiction Recovery is often accompanied by
Post Traumatic Stress and Adult Children of Alcoholic’s issues 

Attending Science of the Mind Practitioner classes for 4 year’s prerequisite ministerial studies with the Centers for Spiritual Living
2010 Training in Social Media and SEO 
I am Microsoft certified by New Horizons Computer training schools of Anaheim, CA      Three times attended a previous Microsoft Office Trainings Studied a Web Master Certification program out of Yahoo of Sydney Australia

Proficiency in Quick Books, Outlook, Goldmine, HTML, and wordpress

Our main website     

Our word press Addiction Recovery blog

You tube channel Wits End Movies

Radio Show

Metaphysical Blog 

U stream At Wits Inn Radio

An Intervention web site

Book project where my chapter Gratitude and Grace was published by New Directions

Owned and operated Witts Inn Clinical Behavioral Health, Inc.
From 1990 thru 2004

Witts Inn was a wonderful addiction treatment system 
7 houses, state licensed recovery homes & sober living
Sober High School insurance contracts and Horizons continuation schools teachers
SASCA contracts, probation approved, many insurance contracts

Home Peace, Domestic Violence Programs and contracts, Monitored Visitation

Interventionist, court liaison services.

A&E intervention show, professional drug treatment interventionist, family interventio, alcoholism rehab

holistic treatment for addiction, holistic treatment of addiction, drug rehab with a gym


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Loriann Witte CAC

Drug & alcohol intervention / Sobriety coach / Counselor

CAC Certified Alcoholism Counselor
Graduated 1989 Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA 
A two year certificate program
Dean’ s list Student

CPC Hospitals (Community Psychiatric)
Internship followed by 3 years of employment 
Counselor – Chemical Dependency Counter Point Program
                   – Primary Treatment = Group & 1o1 Client Care
                   –  Multi-Family Primary =History/ resentments/ Love – Forgiveness  
Family After Care – Co-coordinator and group facilitator – Al anon Support
One on One with Family members & Client after discharge
Limited to my scope of practice
                      Chemical dependency, spiritual, & career counseling
Assistant Program Director
Responsibilities: assist in JCOHA review preparation
staffing reports to director of nursing/acuity notices/ incident reports 
documentation standards adherence, Staff coverage of treatment schedule

CPC Mental Health Program’s
               Internship Mental Health Worker
               Supervision, support, activities of daily living, charting
                       5150 locked unit client on holds

As a Para-professional supervised by MFCC & Psychiatrist Treatment Team
               Groups & Activities     – 55 Plus Geriatric clients
                                                  – Children MH program
                                                  – Teen Behavioral program
              Process Group & Documentation – Multi personality women   

Owner & Co-Founder – Group Facilitator – First Step out Patient Program 
                                             with support of CPC Hospital       
         Wrote the Treatment Program – 
          3 owners MFCC, LCSW, and myself staffed the groups
          CPC kept us licensed & compliant 

Co-Owner – First Step of Laguna Beach – Program Director,
Responsibilities: State License Compliance
Pursuing and complying with Insurance Contracts
Devising a Treatment Protocol – Staffing, Scheduling the Treatment Center
Working with local MD’s  – out Patient Detox
Writing a Policy & Procedure Manual for State License
Writing an employee Manual
Maintaining Parole Contract with SASCA for Placement

Witts Inn – Co-owner, for 13 years – Recovery Homes & Sober living house
Out Patient Treatment Center
P-C1000 programs in English & Spanish
Domestic Violence Programs
Primary Treatment / Family Treatment
Sober High School for Teens / education with treatment
Community drug testing business/ local company contract testing pre-hire
Alternative Sentencing –appearing in court & writing progress reports for probation
Hosting Professional & Community Recovery Events
My professional involvement includes:
    Attendance of education seminars, speaking and writing articles.

Spencer Recovery Center –   
    Intake, Intervention, Group process facilitator, and Aftercare Sobriety Coaching,
gave opinions and assistance in computer tech to the sales staff

    I wrote and implemented “Beyond Treatment” a multi-family discharge planning group
    to insure continuity of care and to enlist sober living interns and continued care marketing

I believe SRC is one of the leading addiction Rehab systems in the USA today
Cutting edge methods; beautiful facilities
well know and well respected company

The Basic Text of NA says:
               “The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.”

My personal sobriety date is 9-5-1987
I became staff during my own treatment –  1st Bookkeeping – Then House Manager
– Then assistant Program Director – I stayed on in the recovery program as staff
working for Mainstream Support Group for over 2 and a half years, while in school.

I am an active member of the 12-step programs
I am a sponsor and I have a sponsor
I have started meetings and have held the secretary & other service positions many times
I have been involved in service at the local and regional levels
I held the co-chair position of Hospital & Institutions NA for 11 years
I have taken meetings into Orange County jails and Chino State Prison

Recovery is my life’s work and my personal path for 20 years
Are You at Your Wit’s End?
If so, contact Wits End Interventions at (949) 292-2000
Into Action, We Do Recover

Heroin and cocaine addiction

California Rehab and Orange County Sober Living holistic fitness


That’s my Mum above in the picture with me.

Loriann Witte CAC

      Loriann Witte CAC 949-292-2000
This is how I came up with the names for these companies
Holly Bible
Psalm 107.27  Wits End
[25] For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
[26] They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
[27] They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
                      and are at their Wits’ End
[28] Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
[29] He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
[30] Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven
My personal story of addiction and recovery;
      My addiction started with LSD, marijuana, & alcohol use to open my mind.  Many people have searched for maturity using drugs & drinking.  Maturity came and my addiction continued to progress to meth, coke, IV heroin, and methadone maintenance.   In the end the progression went on past drug addiction into the most life defeating compulsion of all alcoholism and cigarettes.  As my body began to shut down, I blew out a heart value with an infection on my metric value; endocarditic.  Four spots on my lungs, one on the liver and one on the pancreas.  I began to die, painfully.  The party was so over; and I still couldn’t quit. 

     I left hospitals 6 times over 6 months ‘against medical advice’.   I was no longer physically or socially able to live outside of an institution for more than a few days before I was arrested and returned to yet another medical hospital.     

      Hanging on to life became more sur-real as time went on seeing lots of blood.  The spike fevers took me to visit seemingly other dimensions.  The final emergency room scene morphed into a ‘mid-Carnac’ spiritual event.  I was still living walking closer to death than life.  When the emergency room staff put a central line into my neck (as I had no other veins left to insert an IV’; something went amiss and a major blood vessel was torn.  A great quantity of blood flowed into the chest cavity and collapsed the lung. 

       A chest tube had to be inserted without anesthesia, because my blood pressure and respiration vitals were to low to allow me to be put asleep.  Blood went splat out onto the doctor & nurses who were on all sides of me holding me down.  With the splat time paused then went into very slow, soundless motion.  I felt no pain in a cool breeze as “I” found myself hovering over the bed in the intensive care unit facing my body and all of the action.  I was vaguely present and profoundly removed from my situation at the same time.  I heard or felt a voice.  You will not die, this is suffering, I have work for you to do.  You can believe this or not, I can not forget it.  My life changed from that day to this.

        Once I was moved from ICU to an indigent bed on the 5th floor of UCI hospital in Orange, CA I began to receive visitors.  The prison ministries of The Chrystal Cathedral’s New Hope outreach program came to me as a minister who asked me to be born again.  Of course I was open to a message of deliverance. 

         I am a recovering addict who believes the reason I survived and was released from darkness is because it was all about preparing for my life of love and service to my fellow addicts and their families.  I have been sober in the presence of so many perfect spirits seeking an end to their suffering. 

         I love my life.  I accept and embrace my whole life.  I forgive everybody, I forgive myself, and I forgive all past experience.  I am free, I am free. I live to forgive and I forgive to live.  I have worked in most every job one can do in rehabs, the 12 step programs, and in my beloved church.  God is good, all of the time.  call Loriann Witte CAC 949-292-2000

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INTERVENTION SERVICES 949-292-2000   speak to Loriann Witte CAC 
Professionally organized family intervention for the reluctant to recover

THE WITS INN OFFERS a free assessment on the phone
our counselors will discuss the treatment plan, detox program
assessess if a professionally facilitated family intervention
is appropriate in your case.  Travel plans will be made, addiction treatment center found,
health insurance for drug and alcohol treatment accessed and review cash budget for addiction rehab.  Wits Inn recovery and Wits End Interventions working with Loriann Witte CAC

The loved ones, under the direction
of a trained interventionist
In family crisis everybodies energy starts to spin in all directions looking for the “right solution” Wits End Interventions pulls the family strength and power together to focus on getting the addict to addiction rehab treatment where the addict can get stable enough to find their own answers.

Drug addiction and alcoholism hurt
Addiction detox and rehab is the answer to stop the suffering of your addicted loved one and the family of addiction. call Loriann Witte CAC at Wits Inn Recovery and Wits  End Intervention   httpt://

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Intervention: Go ahead and mind somebody’s business

In days past, it was commonly thought that a substance abuser had to want help before help would do any good. Today, we know better. We understand that just warning someone to stop using drugs for their own good does little to actually make them stop. Threats don’t often work either. Since the substance abuser really doesn’t have a choice, they simply become more deceptive about using their substance.

 However, interventions, especially those conducted by a trained interventionist, are quite successful in convincing those who are abusing either alcohol or drugs to seek the help that they so desperately need and that they would otherwise turn away from.

In an intervention, the substance abuser is approached by a group of people who are concerned about this person’s well being. Notice that I did not use the word confronted. A confrontation is exactly what a properly conducted intervention is trying to avoid. Of course those who participate in the intervention must absolutely not be current substance abusers themselves.

 Usually, the group consists of between three and five people. Each of these people must understand that addiction is a disease that has an impact on normal willpower. They must realize that the substance abuser has a finely honed set of defense mechanisms. They must also know that the substance abuser is unable to understand the true and ultimate consequences of their actions.

During the intervention, each person takes their turn to tell the addict how their substance abuse has adversely affected their personal relationship. While avoiding generalizations such as, “You drink too much,” each item should describe specific events when the abusers’ actions have led to problems. The person speaking should have been a first hand witness or participant in the incident and each incident should be described in unsparing detail.

Nevertheless most “civilian” interventions fail or break down because all of the parties are a little too close to the subject. Almost from the very beginning, the addict senses that he or she is being ganged up on. Their defense mechanisms begin to be raised. As this happens, those who are performing the intervention often become frustrated and their remarks become more and more accusatory. The addicts defense mechanisms become more and more entrenched, the communication breaks down and the intervention fails.

However, interventions are most successful when they are conducted by someone who is trained in the art. This person acts as a facilitator. Through their experience, they are able to help the group prepare their comments in advance. They know the kinds of statements that will move the intervention to a successful conclusion, and they know the “buzz words” and phrases that will result in failure.

The professional interventionist can see when the intervention is headed in the wrong direction and they know how to get it back on track without offending any of the parties involved. This ability to essentially referee the intervention and take the necessary steps to direct it to a successful conclusion is the reason that they so often succeed.

At The Wits Inn, in San Juan Capistrano & Palm Springs, CA, we have a staff of trained interventionists who are able travel anywhere in the country in order to provide the proper guidance necessary to conduct a successful intervention. We also have a full range of inpatient and outpatient services available for those who are ready to seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. For a free and confidential interview, please call us at 949-292-2000 or 749-653-1515. You may also visit our web site at and

Contact us by e-mail to tell Us Your Story

I will share some of my experience by saying alcoholics and addicts can recover
from this seemingly hopeless state of mind & body.
Loriann Witte CAC  This web site tells all about Interventions

Please don’t wait until “they gets ready to get help.”  They may very well never get ready on their own.  That was an old way of thinking – believing that a person had to get ready to get help.  Once a person is locked into addiction, they become unable to process thoughts effectively.  They are most often caught up in the pain of re-thinking the same thoughts of negativity over and over again for years and years, which spirals them deeper and deeper into hopelessness, resentment, & despair.  Intervention raises the bottom, which means make this time now, is the bottom, stop, and don’t let them have to dig any deeper.  In letting them to “hit bottom on their own,” the results manifest as jails, institutions, or death.  The question becomes, ‘Is your family willing to let them sink that low,’ or do you want to use the therapeutic tool of intervention; and present them with the opportunity to improve the quality of life today?  

Thank you for your interest in our services.  As a person with over 22 years of personal recovery, and 20 years as a certified addiction counselor, I can assure you that a life free from chemical dependency is possible and achievable – No matter how grave the current situation.
Utilizing a qualified interventionist’s experience, strength and hope can be the cornerstone to changing a life of darkness and despair – to one of newfound hopes and dreams.
I look forward to the opportunity before us.  It is my privilege and honor to assist you with this critical first step toward recovery.
Please feel free to contact me any time.
Loriann Witte CAC
Cell: 949-292-2000.
Loriann Witte CAC  This web site tells all about Interventions This web site tells about our philosophy, rehab, & staff

1. What is an intervention? An intervention is attempt by family members and friends to help a chemically dependent person get help for his/her problem. These interventions are usually successful and often go onto a drug and alcohol treatment program and learn how to live life without the use of these substances. The purpose of interventions is to get substance abusers out of denial and show them the ways in which their disease is affecting the people they love the most. With the help of an intervention specialist and loved ones, the intervention process does not have to be painful, but can be the beginning of a new way of living for all those involved.
2. Do interventions work? It is believed that interventions have a 95-98% success rate when done under the guidance and supervision of a licensed intervention specialist and with the help of other people close to the individual needing the intervention. In some sense, interventions are very successful because although drugs and alcohol have essentially taken over a person’s life, it is still hard for the abuser to be confronted with his/her own behavior and know how it has affected others.
3. Does the drug or alcohol abuser have to be ready to get help? The straight answer to this question is no, the abuser does not have to be willing to get help, however successful interventions occur when there have been significant repercussions as a result of the person’s drinking or using. These events and occurrences can be used to show the chemically dependent person the ways in which life has become unmanageable.
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then present this pre-planned information,
in a loving way, to the person they are trying to help.
AS seen through the eyes of those who care most.

this presentation is done with the treatment plans
pre arranged and ready to be put into action.


Intervention teams are available
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For families who need help
approaching their loved one,
We have intervention services available
We use the Johnson METHOD, which consists of
preparing a script based on the observances of the concerned people.

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