Jeff VanVonderen

Jeff VanVonderen

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Jeff VanVonderen is the author of five books, executive director of Spiritual Abuse Recovery Resources, and is a regular interventionist on A&E's Intervention. Jeff has been a powerful speaker for almost 30 years, consulting families about addiction, family dynamics, and recovery processes. He has held thousands of interventions,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jeff's five books are titled Tired of Trying to Measure Up, The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, When God's People Let You Down, Good News for the Chemically Dependent, and Families Where Grace is in Place.

    • Jeff is a Board Registered Interventionist, Level II. Level II is the higher of the two levels for the Association of Intervention Specialist Certification Board (AISCB).

  • Quotes

    • Jeff: Individuals and families become dysfunctional by accident. But they get well on purpose and this is what I'm about, helping them do that.

    • Jeff: An intervention is a caring, deliberate, and well-conceived event, through which people who care express their concern. It is a safe and intentional opportunity for them to reflect back to their loved one the ramifications of his or her behavior on themselves and others, and to present a plan to change and get help in ways that will address the causes and alleviate the suffering of all involved. With the skilled assistance of an interventionist, the experience creates the opportunity to interrupt destructive patterns of living or deal constructively with a crisis situation.

  • Suboxone

    Mr. Vanvonderen

    I find it hard to believe that suboxone addiction has not been featured on the show. I know many people, including myself, who have legal prescriptions for suboxone that has been marketed as a wonder drug so to speak. However, I don't know one person, friend, or acquaintance that has been successful in coming of this. I have tried numerous times, including ten days in treatment center with no success. I relapsed the 2nd day I was out of the detox center. I have experienced terrible anxiety, depression, insomnia, panic, and extreme perspiration. In reference to insomnia, I went 12 days with 1 hour and at the most, 2 hours of sleep periodically(every 6 or 7th day.

    Now unlike most addicts, I don't place the blame on doctors. I know 99% of doctors are simply trying to get addicts of trash drugs. Addicts, like myself, are manipulative so I place partial blame on us. However, I followed the dosage prescription to the

    Anyone help is greatly appreciated .

    Hopefully you guys will do a feature on this drug and with warnings flashed everywhere.

    Thanks Jeffmoreless
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