Synopses & Reviews
In Intervention: How To Help Someone Who Doesn't Want Help, Dr. Vernon Johnson describes the process that has successfully motivated thousands of chemically dependent people to accept help. In simple terms, this book shows how chemical dependency affects those around the addicted person, and teaches concerned people how to help and how to do it right. Johnson shows how chemical dependence affects those around the sick person--spouses, children, neighbors, co-workers. He also points out that intervention is not a clinical process, but a personal one that brings families back together.
"Dr. Johnson has pioneered in this work, and it is no surprise that he writes a masterpiece as a guide for families and friends of chemically dependent persons. Because of its brevity and clarity, the book effectively addresses the intended audience as well as professionals who want to understand how to get someone to accept help."
--S. Reaves Lee, MD, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
About the Author
Vernon E. Johnson, D.D. is the Founder of the Johnson Institute and former faculty member of Rutgers University Summer School for Alcohol Studies.