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Drug and alcohol addiction is, unfortunately, quite common in the modern day and age. The havoc that addiction can wreak on a person’s life can be quite devastating. Physical health problems and mental health issues are only the beginning. Many addicts lose their jobs, relationships, friends, and even children to this terrible disease. Fortunately, help is available for those who wish to seek it. In many cases, however, an addict is in denial that they have a problem. This is where interventions come in.

What Is an Intervention?

An intervention is when a group of people who love and support an addict urges them to attend a rehabilitation center or drug abuse treatment facility. There are a few different methods used by Arizona interventionists, but they all have the same basic concept. When a concerned family or friend reaches out a professional interventionist, that person organizes a meeting of all those who wish to support the addict.

These people all gather together and meet with the interventionist, who goes over the details of the intervention and teaches them about addiction. The primary goal during this initial meeting is to go over the role each person plays in the individual’s addiction. A game plan is formed for confronting the addict, and the wheels are set in motion to get them into rehab, where they can attain and then learn how to maintain sobriety.

The actual confrontation, depending on the model used, can involve reading letters that each person has written to the addict, or simply going around and talking about how their addiction has affected each person. Each member of the support group may also provide the addict with a hard line, a set of guidelines for what the addict must do, and consequences for what will happen if they do not meet that criterion.

At the end of this session, the addict is invited to attend rehab or enter into a drug abuse treatment program. The Arizona interventionist facilitates this and has lined up a spot for the addict within a treatment facility, either in Arizona or in a center out-of-state.

Do Interventions Help Everyone?

Interventions are an excellent first step in the road to sobriety. Not everyone needs an intervention. There are a very small handful of people–less than 1% of addicts–who can get sober and maintain that sobriety on their own. Most addicts, however, are in complete denial. They are under the mistaken impression that they can stop whenever they want. If an addict has promised loved ones that they will stop over and over again, and yet have repeatedly broken that promise, then they are one of those who needs an intervention.

The success rates of those who attend rehab are much higher than for those who do not. The temptation to relapse and slip back into old habits is too great without the coping tools and mechanisms that are taught in a drug abuse treatment facility. A professionally trained Arizona interventionist can help the family and the support group find the right path to success.

Why Do I Need an Interventionist?

Intervention goes beyond just getting the addict into rehab. One of the most important aspects of long-term sobriety is aftercare. Aftercare is a plan of action designed by a rehab facility. It is put in place to help recovering addicts remain sober. Not only does the aftercare plan outline what should be done in emergency circumstances, but it also goes over how to cope with cravings, what to do if relapse occurs, and provides phone numbers and contact information for addicts to utilize if they need to reach out for help at any stage.

An Arizona interventionist has the highest chance of not only convincing the addict to go to rehab but also to remain sober. They also help the family prepare if the addict refuses rehab, reacts badly, or goes back on their promises. Living a sober lifestyle goes far beyond getting off of drugs or quitting alcohol. It’s about long-term maintenance, and stopping the enabling behavior of family members, whether intentional or not, is a large part of that. Interventionists are specifically trained to help in this area.

Those who try to convince an addict to attend rehab without the help of a professional Arizona interventionist are often unsuccessful, for several reasons. The most common of these reasons is misplaced love. They want to believe the addict when they say that will attend rehab, so they give the benefit of the doubt, even when that benefit is not in the best interest of the addict. They may also see the addict’s agreement to attend rehab as a good sign that they want help when often the reality is that they’re just saying what their loved one wants to hear and have no intention of checking in.

The interventionist, as an unbiased third party, does not fall prey to these lies. They can see through these attempts at manipulation and convince the addict to attend rehab in more cases than not.

Every Intervention is Unique

There is no way to determine in advance whether an intervention will be successful. Each one is as unique as the people who are participating in the process. To increase the likelihood of success, careful planning is essential.

Plan an Arizona Drug and Alcohol Intervention

  • Contact a Professional Interventionist
    • A trained professional will work with the entire family to educate them about addiction. Many people don’t recognize they are dealing with someone who has a chronic disease and needs treatment. Old ideas about addiction being a character flaw or a matter of willpower need to be addressed before the day of the intervention.
  • Don’t Wait Until an Addict Hits Rock Bottom
    • There is never a “best time” to hold an intervention. Waiting to intervene and try to get someone to go to treatment only allows them to sink further into their dependence on chemicals. The longer an addiction goes on, the more difficult it is to treat.
  • Choose a Time When the Subject of the Intervention is Likely to be Sober
    • You’ll want to talk to your loved one when they will be receptive to the message. If an addict is under the influence of their drug of choice, they probably will not be able to focus clearly on the message of love and support the family is trying to convey.
  • Have a Plan for Treatment in Place Before the Intervention
    • If your loved one agrees to go to treatment, have arrangements in place so that they can leave directly from the intervention to go to a drug and alcohol rehab facility. You don’t want to give your addicted family member the chance to change their mind, which may happen if there is a delay between the Arizona drug and alcohol intervention and the start of their treatment program.
  • Outline Consequences if the Addict Refuses to Get Help
    • In a situation where your loved one decides not to get help, each family member needs to be prepared to state the consequences of that decision — and stick to them. Your loved one needs to experience the consequences of his or her choices, whether it means being cut off from relationships with family members, no longer having rent or bills paid or receiving cash to buy food or drugs. As long as the addict is comfortable, they have no reason to change their lifestyle. These consequences are usually enough to persuade them to go to treatment after the intervention.

Information on Drugs, Alcohol, and Interventions in Arizona

Before planning out any intervention, a family needs to know what drugs are most common in their state as well as understand how these common drugs affect their state. Arizona across the board has a higher rate of substance abuse than the national average. Arizona is one of the few states where drug-induced deaths outnumber deaths caused by automobile accidents. We specialize in building a plan that not only helps the addict heal but the family as well. As a company founded by a
family who has struggled with substance abuse, we know what it is like to have a major rift within the household that comes from drugs and alcohol. Due to our passion and drive for success, we have become the largest intervention service provider in North America, providing around 300-500 successful interventions per year.

Contact us for intervention help in Arizona. We provide professional intervention services throughout Arizona, including cities such as Chandler, Flagstaff, Kingman, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, and other locations.

Arizona Drug Facts:

  • Drugs of choice in the state are Meth, Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, and Prescription Drugs/Opioids.
  • According to the CDC, binge drinking in Arizona was recorded at 13% (which puts it at #4 in the United States).
  • Arizona ranked #5 in the United States for alcohol-related deaths per 100,000 people in the overall population.
  • The rate of drug-induced death in the state exceeds the national average.

Why Choose Intervention Services in Arizona?

Our company was founded on taking our experiences with substance abuse, turning it into drive and passion, and help families across the United States every day. Our interventionists know how difficult it can be to help a loved one who is ridden with substance abuse. We have resources nationwide to help give you the most successful intervention possible. We take the time to train the family before the intervention to help educate on addiction and the possible outcomes of the intervention.

Choosing a Phoenix Arizona Interventionist

After the intervention, we do not disappear from your life; our services are here for a lifetime. What are you waiting for? Call now to speak to one of our intervention coordinators and let’s start a path of recovery today.

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