"There was a time when the predominant school of thought about an addict and when he would most likely seek help meant waiting for the individual to hit “rock bottom.” When that person’s life was adversely affected enough by addiction and destructive behaviors, he would enter rehab or find some other way of pulling himself up by his bootstraps. Over the past few years, that thought process has changed. As the medical community has come to realize that addiction is a disease and not a “lifestyle,” more attention has been paid on helping those afflicted with addiction, rather than punishing them."
La Promessa Outpatient Treatment Center in Rome is the first English-speaking treatment center in all of Italy to offer Intervention services in English and Italian by the only Professionally Trained and Certified Interventionist in all of Italy.
If your loved one, friend or colleague is showing signs of a substance abuse -- such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana -- or a behavioral use disorder, such as eating, gambling or internet, La Promessa's Trained Interventionist will help motivate them to enter a treatment program that works for them and for their particular situation. After the individual is in a safe treatment program, the Interventionist continues to provide education and coaching on the nature of addictions, what to expect when their loved on returns home and many other important aspects of helping to create a healthy and happy environment in which to thrive and aspire to wellness.
Sobriety is not just about putting the bottle or drug down, it is about emotional sobriety and wellbeing. It is about learning to live life on life's terms. It is about finding balance and happiness despite the ups and downs of life.
Sound like too much to hope for? Let us help you and your loved one on a path to much more than just sobriety. We've been there. We know what its like and we are specialists at finding and living in the solution.
For more information on how to organize a Professional Intervention, in either English or Italian, call our office 0639739106 or 0639739146, or English-speaking specialist at +39.342.812.7620 or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the past few years, after giving up a job that had provided me with an abundant income, a stable seat in an office, the promise of a good retirement package (AND headaches, body aches, stress, unhappiness and guilt for not loving it and being satisfied), I have dedicated myself 100% to helping others with addictions, bringing addiction knowledge and professional standards to Italy and providing education and prevention programs to the English speaking community in Rome. And even with a lower income and bigger responsibilities, I do not regret having left that cushy job.
But this new work has been no cake walk and the one thing I have learned above all is to keep on learning! I spend over 3 hours every day -- sometimes more (like the past two days) -- rarely less learning and studying.
Working in the field of Addiction Treatment means keeping up to date on the latest drugs being used, the latest treatment modalities, the latest acceptable and respectable language being used throughout the world, the latest treatment centers that are adhering to the highest ethical standards, and so on and so on. The importance of continuing education, attending conferences, workshops, training seminars whether online or in person can not be underrated. The relevance of reading the latest journals, DSM, articles, studies and meeting with colleagues to discuss or debate is crucial to being in the know about how to best serve the public I work with. And lastly, improving improving and more improving of my Italian language skills so that I able to best communicate with clients, families, professionals and educators -- this is the fun part. Actually, for me, it is all fun!
They say the one thing that keeps a person young is to constantly be learning something new. If this is the case, I for sure, am going to stay young the rest of my life.
-- with love, peace and serenity.
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