The month of September is National Recovery Month. WEHO TIMES is happy to introduce “Ask Ken Seeley”–a new segment that allows our readers the opportunity to ask intervention specialist and addiction expert Ken Seeley, of Intervention 911, anything in relation to addiction and recovery. Seeley has been involved professionally and personally in recovery since 1989.
He applies his experience to help transform the lives of those who suffer from the disease of addiction. He’s changed the lives of thousands of people through his work and he’s had the unique opportunity to reach millions of viewers to educate them about addiction through the television show Intervention on A&E.
“I want to get out there and be more of an advocate and talk about people getting help and what the right treatment is–long term treatment, the reason why treatment alone doesn’t work, and then focus on getting Medicare and medical to pay for it for long term recovery,” he said. “I’d like to get the message out there that recovery is available.
There are so many people dying. Our community is suffering. ”
Seeley is open to answer the tough questions via this new video blog. Whether it be about love addiction, sex addiction, drug addiction, alcoholism or any other form of substance abuse, no question is off limits. He especially wants to tackle subjects around gay men and the connection between meth and sex.
“I think the gay and lesbian community, especially in the gay community, the crystal meth is a huge problem,” he said. “It is also connected to the sex addiction. They don’t know how to have sex sober, so that’s why it’s hard for them to stay sober. It’s human nature to have sex, so we have the urge and the urge comes with the drug.”
“I’m personally in recovery for all of them. I first got sober off of crystal meth in 1989 and I went to love and sex addiction for 10 years. After that I went into food addiction. I’m in recovery for love and sex addiction for 12 years and for food addiction, I just lost 60 pounds.”
Seeley has conducted, organized, and facilitated hundreds of interventions through his company Intervention 911. He’s best known for his unique ability to work with the addicted individual and family to uncover what will motivate a person to choose recovery over the addiction. Supporting families in this process is his passion. By playing to the family strengths, he works with them to better understand how to enable long lasting recovery.
“I hope these videos will help people identify there is a problem,” he said. “A lot of times people don’t think there is a problem. They wonder why things aren’t working for them and can’t figure out why. They can’t identify that they have a sexual addiction, or maybe it’s not about sex and there is a love addiction. It is about looking internally, because the external things don’t work.”
Readers are encouraged to ask a question in the comments section of this article, or they can email their question to firstname.lastname@example.org
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