Addiction Interventionist Comments on Whitney Houston's interview with
Professional Atlanta Addiction Interventionist cites proven advances in care for addiction and
mental health problems as leading to positive long term outcomes. Celebrities such as Whitney
Houston, Keith Urban, Melanie Griffith and more represent how expert guidance, such as
employing a professional interventionist, can help families, friends and employers get their loved
one healthy again.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 16, 2009 -- Familiar faces in the news, such as Whitney Houston on Oprah this
week, speak candidly about the addiction interventions that saved their lives. Most Americans do not realize that
substance abuse and mental health problems are chronic illnesses similar in many ways to diabetes, cancer, etc.
In fact, the National Institute on Drug Addiction, NIDA, reports that when alcoholism and drug abuse are treated
as long term, chronic illnesses, success rates are comparable to those realized with other chronic health problems.
Like all chronic illnesses, long term continuity of care that is overseen by an expert in that specific illness is vital.
The earliest intervention of any chronic illness is always best. The longer an illness progresses the harder it is to
reverse and heal. Unfortunately, many families believe the old stereotype that addicts have to "hit bottom" to get
better. Yet according to NIDA research, treatment for addiction and mental health does not need to begin
voluntarily to be effective. In fact, "The lower the bottom the harder it becomes to ever return to the surface" says
Susan Rosovsky, Atlanta addiction interventionist. Anyone caught in the confusion of alcohol, drugs,
prescriptions, and / or mental health problems are by definition incapable of making consistently healthy choices
and require professional expertise to help get their minds healthy again. Working with a specialist will offer
significant advantages that save families time, money, and emotional pain in the long run.