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Addiction Interventions

Often, people do not always recognize that they suffer from inappropriate alcohol or drug use, and do not believe they have a problem or see how their action are affecting those around them. The first step may be to hold an intervention for this person in order to address the alcohol, drug use, or substance abuse. This involves having a professional meeting with the person who is addicted, along with family, friends, professional colleagues or others who may love or have influence on your loved one.

Depending on what type of drug is being abused, whether it is with prescription drugs like an opioid addiction, illicit drugs, or alcohol, as well as history of substance abuse, possible trauma history or co-occurring mental health issues and history of treatment attempts will often determine what type of intervention is necessary. For some drugs, discontinuing use results in substance withdrawal symptoms. In these circumstances, it may be necessary for the person to go to a detox center prior to a drug and alcohol treatment center to be treated for their addiction or drug abuse. This most often offers the best outcomes for recovery and will allow the person to be the most comfortable during potential substance withdrawal symptoms. 


Drug Addiction Treatment Facilities

I work closely with a variety of treatment programs and services that have been known to be successful in treating addiction for both you and the entire family which will help you learn healthy coping skills and address any underlying co-occurring mental health problems. Different treatment facilities have different strengths and capabilities and there is not a one place fits all solution.  Working with a qualified consultant ensures your loved one’s individual and unique needs are met.  The consultant will also collaborate with the treatment provider to make sure your family is involved in the process which will increase successful treatment outcomes.

There are also helpful treatments used in specific programs that address the overall well-being and health of the client. With the use of support groups individuals in treatment can feel a sense of community and it can be helpful to be around others struggling with some of the same problems. Sometimes in a treatment setting and under proper medical supervision medications are necessary in the treatment of addiction and can assist people with withdrawals so it is easier to move into recovery. Medications can reduce the symptoms associated with certain types of drug withdrawals and drug abuse. 

Many treatment programs treat most drugs, alcohol and other substance abuse, but it is good to get information on each individual center to ensure they treat the type of drug that you are struggling with. Often, mental health plays a role in addiction and it is important to address these concerns while in recovery. We can help you find the necessary drug treatment, including residential treatment programs as well as outpatient treatment that can be beneficial to those who suffer from substance abuse and alcohol and drug addictions.













Benefits of Addiction Treatment

Some of the methods used at an addiction treatment center may include:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

  • CBT

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Contingency Management

  • Management of Medications

  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

  • Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

  • Multidimensional Family Therapy

  • Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Integrative Approach


Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

Often, addiction also involves some sort of mental health conditions and other co-occurring mental health disorders that need to be treated properly with behavioral therapies. There are also times when post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an individual's mental health and additional behavioral therapies or treatment plans are necessary to achieve addiction recovery. It may be necessary to receive treatment from a substance abuse and mental health professional in order to treat your addiction.

Drug Addiction and Substance Use Disorders in the Family 

Clarity Intervention understands that drug addiction and substance use affects all family members.  Therefore throughout the treatment process Case Management services are available to all members of the family in most cases.  This includes crisis calls, referrals to appropriate providers, family mediation and more.  Even if a loved one accepts inpatient treatment there is a long road ahead and I can be your guide through the process.

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