Finding a Georgia Drug & Alcohol Interventionist
If you are thinking about holding an intervention for an addicted loved one in Georgia, you probably have questions about what it involves. It’s a good idea to talk to a prospective interventionist to make sure the person is a good fit for your family. Our intervention coordinators can walk through this with you as well to ensure we match up the right person for your family intervention in Georgia.
Questions to Ask Before a Georgia Drug and Alcohol Intervention
Here are some suggested questions to ask an interventionist before making a hiring decision.
• How long have you been doing this type of work?
You’ll want to find someone who has experience. By the interventionist’s response, you will be able to gauge whether the person still sees each family he or she works with as unique or the work has made them jaded or burned out. Neither of the last two characteristics will be helpful to your family.
• What made you want to become an interventionist?
This type of open-ended question allows the respondent to answer in the way they choose. The interventionist can talk about his or her educational background opening up an interest in addiction and recovery.
He or she may choose to share personal information about being in recovery. This is often seen as a positive attribute for an interventionist, as people who have “walked the walk” bring their empathy to the situation. They can prove to your loved one that long-term recovery is possible.
• What sort of specialized training or certification to you have?
There are a number of organizations offering certifications for interventionists. A professional will be happy to explain his or her credentials to a prospective client, as well as the steps involved in obtaining them.
• Have you ever worked with a family dealing with this type of addiction before?
Ideally, the interventionist you choose has experience with the type of addiction as your loved one. If not, you will need to spend more time talking about the situation.
• Can you transport our loved one to treatment if the intervention is successful?
You’ll want to avoid having your loved one spending time alone following the intervention and possibly reconsidering their decision to get help. Have a plan for going straight to the addiction treatment center. If the interventionist is unable to accompany your loved one, make other arrangements.
• If the intervention fails, what kind of support is offered to the family?
The family needs to be prepared in case the intervention fails and the addict refuses to get help. Sticking to their stated consequences is going to be difficult. Will the interventionist provide phone counseling?
• How do you set your fee?
Some interventionists charge a flat rate that includes all services, while others bill by the hour. It’s important to find out how the one you will be working with calculates their fee in advance.
Information on Drugs, Alcohol and, Interventions in Georgia
We have helped many families in Georgia hold successful interventions because the state is constantly threatened by a number of illicit drugs being distributed, abused, and produced. Drugs on all levels can be seen throughout the state; however, the metropolis areas (such as Atlanta) are where a majority of the state’s drug problems are. There are many drugs that plague the state but crack/cocaine is the primary threat in Georgia. Cocaine is linked to a high percentage of the state’s crime. It is available in most areas and is transported through Georgia to the other southern states.
We provide intervention services in these cities in Georgia and their surrounding areas:
Georgia Drug Facts:
- The most common drugs found in Georgia are: Heroin, Marijuana, Cocaine, MDMA, Opiates, and Methamphetamine.
- Marijuana is the most available drug in the state but does not pose a major threat when compared to other drugs such as heroin and cocaine.
- A majority of Georgia’s marijuana is imported from Mexico.
- Methamphetamine is rising in popularity with healthcare professionals within the state.
- Heroin is a large threat throughout Georgia, especially in the metropolis area of Atlanta.
- Atlanta also has become a central location for drug transportation and distribution in the Georgia region.
Why Choose Intervention Services Inc. for Drug or Alcohol Interventions?
As a company founded by a family that has gone through and survived the struggles of drug addiction, we strive on not only helping the addict but the family as well. We have taken our experiences, turned them into our passion, and created Intervention Services Inc. in order to help families just like yours every day. Our interventionists take the time to train the family on drug addiction and build a support system for their loved one. As a result, Intervention Services, Inc. has become the largest intervention service provider in North America. We are able to successfully deliver around 400 interventions per year with a 95% success rate.
Call now to speak to one of our trained coordinators to begin a tailored path of recovery for your loved one.