California Substance Abuse Intervention
Talk to a California Substance Abuse Interventionist today: 800-980-3927 Learn how to successfully plan, stage and perform a substance abuse intervention. Our substance abuse intervention model includes developing strategies, solutions, treatment options, counseling and assistance through all phases of a person’s recovery program.
The techniques we’ve developed for substance abuse addiction interventions have improved current methods used throughout the industry today. Our evidenced-based model has significantly reduce further damage from occurring to already strained relationships, while substantially increasing the odds of getting those suffering from hsubstance abuse successfully into treatment.
If someone you care about is telling you no, I won’t go to treatment, I don’t need help, the problem isn’t that bad – or acknowledges they need help, but doesn’t follow up on getting it – you are in the right place. Without competent assistance, dealing with destructive behaviors can leave families discouraged or convinced that nothing can be done. Fortunately, these are the exact type of difficulties we are trained to deal with when encountering alcoholism, drug addiction and/or mental illnesses. In fact, every family seeking our assistance has told us they were met with either resistance, excuses, denial or minimization when they approached their loved one with getting help. More than 97% of these same families were later told by their loved one, “okay, I’m willing to go to treatment” after allowing us to facilitate their intervention.
Many families that come to us seeking help for a loved one have experienced short breaks, tapering off periods or momentary glimpses of stabilization. In far too many cases, this glimmer of hope that their person of concern is on the right track has been the catalyst to delaying necessary medical treatment. Quite often the inflicted person becomes convinced, along with those around them that they now have control. Unfortunately, with relapse comes greater disappointment and the potential for more harmful repercussions. We mention this common theme because of the conflict many undergo when trying to manage progressive illnesses and the difficulty many experience when trying to determine a course of action. And although every family situation, level of destructive behavior and personal account is different, there are some common manifestations.
Most addicts, alcoholics and people experiencing a mental health crisis need professional care to get them started on a path to recovery. Without it they are doomed to follow the same pattern of destructive behavior and failure. Becoming adept at manipulating others, convincing themselves this time will be different and exhausting those who try to reason with them is not uncommon. An individualized assessment, specific plan of action and focused approach that deals with your loved one’s particular situation are key components of our overall strategy.
Our track record of success has provided real hope, positive change and indispensable help to thousands. More than two decades has been spent developing strong relationships with a multitude of other service providers, advocates and volunteers who share our vision for recovery. We are one of the most respected and competent intervention service companies in this country. Let us show you how to overcome denial, resistance, minimization and unwillingness.
Along with staging professionally structured interventions, we provide a continuum of care to reinforce recovery. Our Intervention Service includes: a comprehensive consultation, pre-intervention meeting, tailored approach, thoughtful strategies, expert guidance, placement assistance, immediate escort to treatment, ongoing support so your loved one successfully completes treatment and has an effective aftercare plan to prevent relapse. Additionally, we include the names of up to 10 families we have helped. They have kindly agreed to be contacted regarding their experience with our service.
It is our philosophy that when someone is suffering from addiction and/or a mental health related issue, wisdom compels us to take proactive measures to help them before something inevitably worse happens. Our commitment to providing you with unparalleled assistance is rooted in the fact that we too have suffered the devastating effects these untreated illnesses can inflict.
We realize this is a difficult situation you are in. We also realize you have tried and attempted solutions to end the addictive and/or mental health crisis. Calling upon the right intervention specialist can substantially increase the odds that your friend, co-worker or loved one finally accepts help. Fact is, there are only a handful of top interventionists who really know what to do when situations aren’t text book or don’t go according to plan. That’s what sets them and us apart.
Crisis situations are extremely stressful for the inflicted individual and those closest to them. If someone you care about needs help – take the next step… Move forward – because without change – it will not get better.
Before approaching your loved one with an intervention, consider consulting an experienced intervention specialist today at: 800-980-3927
Principles of Effective Treatment:
1. No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals. Matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to each individual’s particular problems and needs is critical to his or her ultimate success in returning to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and society.
2. Treatment needs to be readily available. Because individuals who are addicted to drugs may be uncertain about entering treatment, taking advantage of opportunities when they are ready for treatment is crucial. Potential treatment applicants can be lost if treatment is not immediately available or is not readily accessible.
3. Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. To be effective, treatment must address the individual’s drug use and any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems.
4. An individual’s treatment and services plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that the plan meets the person’s changing needs. A patient may require varying combinations of services and treatment components during the course of treatment and recovery. In addition to counseling or psychotherapy, a patient at times may require medication, other medical services, family therapy, parenting instruction, vocational rehabilitation, and social and legal services. It is critical that the treatment approach be appropriate to the individual’s age, gender, ethnicity, and culture.
5. Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. The appropriate duration for an individual depends on his or her problems and needs. Research indicates that for most patients, the threshold of significant improvement is reached at about 3 months in treatment. After this threshold is reached, additional treatment can produce further progress toward recovery. Because people often leave treatment prematurely, programs should include strategies to engage and keep patients in treatment.
6. Counseling (individual and/or group) and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction. In therapy, patients address issues of motivation, build skills to resist drug use, replace drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding nondrug-using activities, and improve problem-solving abilities. Behavioral therapy also facilitates interpersonal relationships and the individual’s ability to function in the family and community.
7. Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies. For patients with mental disorders, both behavioral treatments and medications can be critically important.
8. Addicted or drug-abusing individuals with coexisting mental disorders should have both disorders treated in an integrated way. Because addictive disorders and mental disorders often occur in the same individual, patients presenting for either condition should be assessed and treated for the co-occurrence of the other type of disorder.
9. Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use. Medical detoxification safely manages the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal associated with stopping drug use. While detoxification alone is rarely sufficient to help addicts achieve long-term abstinence, for some individuals it is a strongly indicated precursor to effective drug addiction treatment.
10.Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. Strong motivation can facilitate the treatment process. Sanctions or enticements in the family, employment setting, or criminal justice system can increase significantly both treatment entry and retention rates and the success of drug treatment interventions.