Americans over age 12 used heroin in the last year.
increase in heroin use rates over the past decade.
increase in heroin overdose deaths over the past decade.
of heroin overdose deaths involve at least one other drug.
Preparing for an Intervention is very important. The interventionist will work with the concerned loved ones that are closest to the one suffering from addiction. Getting all matters in order for a successful plan involves coordinating with everyone on when, where, and how the process will happen. The ultimate goal is to hear a “Yes” when the person is asked if they want help. Being prepared for the “Yes” or the “No” is where the professional and family work together to anticipate the steps needed to finesse the plan that is put in place.
There are four major models of Intervention and the model chosen is decided by working together with all participants. Most trained Interventionists will use a model or a combination best fit for the individual.
At Inland Detox, we use a five-step approach to participating in an Intervention. Everyone we speak with deserves the time to truly map out the most successful plan of action.
Intervention must begin with understanding and researching the person, the family dynamics, the drugs and alcohol used, the background, and any and all events leading up to the point of seeking help. Both the Interventionist and the family will discuss the behaviors of the person needing treatment.
Building and understanding the history of will guide the Interventionist and the family when coordinating treatment.
Many times, an interventionist will facilitate the means to take the person to treatment. The important item is – where will they go to treatment? We hope always that Inland Detox is at the top of the list – however, we know from experience, the right and ethical approach is to find the right place for each person. The treatment facility and level of care is determined by the needs of each individual.
Most interventions are planned in advance to determine who will be most supportive and effective. The order in which a person shares, who sits by who. The interventionist will help each family member prepare how to best equipped once the model, time and place are determined.
By the day of the intervention, an actual “intervention team” has been formed. All participants are ready and prepared with what they are to say and how to best express their concerns. The Interventionist’s role is to bring order and carry out the plan. This is the first time the addict or alcoholic will meet the interventionist, and many times, as soon as they walk into the room, they know what is happening. More often than not the person accepts treatment, and for those who do not, the intervention team is prepared on how this will be handled.
When the person says “Yes”, they are whisked off to the addiction center by the interventionist. Most facilities have a blackout period before their loved one can be reached. Interventionists usually stay involved with the family and also communicate with the facility to ensure all is going as planned.
Detoxification, Inpatient/Residential and/or outpatient treatment are the levels of care a person will enter. Each level is based on the acuity and severeness of the presenting problem. Each person will have a different experience at each level of care.
It is common for most people to have life changing experiences; it is a time to be able to address all issues while in a safe environment. Addiction Treatment facilities are staffed with clinicians and professionals that are understanding and non-judgmental.
The most important aspect is this is where lives change, drugs and alcohol are left behind and opportunities are endless.