Morningside Recovery on A&E Intervention
In 2008, the A&E television show Intervention featured Morningside Recovery in a story about Gabe V., a man in his mid-twenties who was addicted to intravenous heroin and cocaine. Aside from his life threatening addiction, Gabe also struggled with depression and emotional issues relating to his adoption from India.
Many might assume that successful addiction treatment is less likely if the patient is intervened or comes to treatment against his own will. However, we have found nearly the opposite to be true.
Through our experience and outcome studies, Morningside Recovery has seen slightly elevated success rates of those who go through interventions for addiction in comparison to those who come to us of their own volition. We attribute these findings to the therapeutic affect the intervention itself has as well as the increased involvement in treatment of families who invest themselves in the intervention process.
After a successful detox, Gabe moved to one of Morningside Recovery's sober living homes where Intervention continued to follow his progress. Gabe's family also received the help they needed to heal and began attending their own support groups while he was in treatment. The episode goes on to detail Gabe's progress in enrolling in college while in treatment at Morningside Recovery and closes by telling us that Gabe has been sober since December 25th, 2008.
Morningside Recovery has treated hundreds of people struggling with similar issues to Gabe since this episode first aired on May 25th, 2009. Issues with adoption are not uncommon in those afflicted with addiction, and these issues are focused on and addressed in Morningside Recovery's individualized adoption program that supplements our dual diagnosis addiction treatment.