San Diego Drug and Alcohol Interventions
Whether you’ve asked your loved one many times to seek help, or you’re afraid to ask because you don’t know what kind of backlash will come when you mention the word “rehab” to the individual, intervention is something you’re likely considering. San Diego drug and alcohol interventions offer key assistance to the family members and loved ones of those struggling with a wide range of addictions to drugs or alcohol and refusing to seek treatment on their own.
San Diego Addiction Statistics
• Methamphetamine use continues to increase throughout San Diego causing widespread concern specifically associated with overdose deaths and the transmission of deadly diseases as a result of shared needles.
• Heroin related treatment admissions are on the rise with overdose death rates associated with the mix of heroin and morphine increasing to nearly 7 in 100K individuals per capita.
• 40% of those who are addicted to heroin report having misused prescription opiates prior to their switching to heroin use. As such, San Diego has enacted a Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDATF) that convenes regularly to reduce the impact of prescription opiate abuse in the city.
Prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine, alcohol and so many other illicit substances cause addiction to run rampant throughout San Diego. We can’t expect that every addict will knowingly seek treatment on his or her own—that’s why San Diego drug and alcohol interventions are an important piece of the treatment puzzle.
How San Diego Drug and Alcohol Interventions Work
So what’s the process? When you call to speak with an intervention specialist about your loved one, what will happen?
These are common questions and concerns for a family member or loved one that’s already worried sick about the substance abuse of his or her spouse, mother, father, or other loved one. Here’s a look at how a typical intervention will work:
• The San Diego interventionist will ask you, the loved one, a series of questions to help him or her understand the nature of the addiction and the needs of the addict.
• You may be asked whether the individual becomes violent or aggressive when addiction is brought up. This is to help the interventionist to assess how dangerous the situation may be for him or her.
• The intervention planning process will include education, meeting with friends and family who will be part of the “intervention team” and staging the intervention to give all parties involved (except the addict) a good idea of what may occur during the actual intervention.
• A date, time and mutually safe location will be planned for the intervention to take place.
• A contingency or back up plan will be developed “just in case” the addict DOES NOT accept treatment.
• During San Diego drug and alcohol interventions, the interventionist works closely with family, friends and the addict to provide a communicative group that offers a safe place for everyone to discuss the addiction, it’s impact on their lives, and how treatment can help.
• If the individual accepts treatment, the interventionist will escort the addict to rehab.
• If treatment is not accepted, the family members and friends provide consequences and they themselves seek support to ensure they don’t fall back into habits of codependency.
Need Help Today?
Are you looking for a San Diego drug and alcohol interventionist to assist you in the process of getting your loved one to go into rehab? We can help! Call our helpline and we’ll connect you with San Diego drug and alcohol interventionists that can assist you.