Let’s get real
It is commonly stated that the last person to notice there is a problem with drug or alcohol addiction, is the addict themselves. Long before the addict becomes aware of the existence of a substance abuse problem, friends, co-workers, and family members have often already detected it. According to an article published on HealthyPeople.gov, 95 percent of substance abusers do not realize they have a problem. The purpose of an intervention is to make the person suffering realize that he or she is sick and then make the decision to seek treatment. If a person waits too long to get help, an intervention can come in the form of a legal or medical event. For example, a mandate from a drug court as an alternative to prison or a hospitalization caused by substance use . Unfortunately, the criminal justice system continues to be the largest referrer of patients to substance abuse treatment in the nation. In this case, the motivation to intervene is mostly about the public good, which will always be improved when an individual’s wellbeing has improved.
Why our approach to intervention works
When we approach the intervention from a place of love and understanding (like a family meeting), the person we’re all trying to help is much more receptive to receiving the help they deserve. Our approach is based on individualism. Each person is different, each family is different, therefore each intervention may be different. We cannot use a blanket approach when treating a serious illness such as addiction. Our team evaluates the identified patient through family members and friends, then makes a detailed recommendation on how the intervention should be conducted.
How to get started
We encourage you to reach out to us via phone, text or email today so we can help you and your loved one get started on the road to recovery.