STEVE

Steve

Steve grew up in Berkeley, California. There, he was exposed to drug use while still in grammar school. Over the next two decades, his family tried many times to help Steve, but it wasn’t until 2001 when he was introduced to Narconon that he recovered permanently. Two weeks after graduating, Steve did his first intervention. He was told the situation was next to impossible. Two days later, Steve drove the addict to the front doors of Narconon. Since that day, Steve has helped hundreds of families help those they love. (www.stevebruno.com)


Steve in Intervention
April 11, 2018

Intervention 101: Finding the Correction Information

In your preparation for doing an intervention, you are bound to get advice about how an intervention should be done, but be forewarned: A family member, friend or someone you met at a support group who’s been involved in one or two interventions isn’t necessarily giving you advice you want to bet the farm on—maybe yes, maybe no.

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Steve in Intervention
April 9, 2018

Intervention 101: Handling Objections

Most families go into an intervention knowing there will be objections, but with no real plan on how to handle them. The key is in the word, ”plan.” The simplicity of it is this—an addict will object, so plan to handle the objections.

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Steve in Intervention
April 1, 2018

Bottom’s Up

Some people say an addict or alcoholic who is in denial hasn’t hit bottom, but this concept is very problematic when applied to real-life. First, there is no such place as “bottom.” It’s an abstract idea.

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Steve in Interventions
March 30, 2018

What Is an Intervention?

An intervention is any action or actions which result in an addict arriving at a well-chosen program. I include, “well-chosen,” because, without a program that has a good chance of success in place, an intervention is of little or no value.

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Steve in Intervention
March 29, 2018

The Truth About Denial

Many believe that if an addict does not admit to having a problem, he does not know he has a problem. We are taught to see this as a lack of self-awareness on the part of the addict. I can assure you, it is not. It’s simpler than that.

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Steve in Intervention
March 28, 2018

How Do We Get Him to Admit He Needs Help?

When I began working as an interventionist, I found that many families believed they needed to get their addict to admit to needing help before treatment will work. This may sound logical but as an to me it’s always been puzzling.

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