Drug & Alcohol Interventions in Minnesota
Families with a loved one struggling with either drug or alcohol addiction often don’t know where to find help. Addiction develops slowly over time. In the early stages, it can be difficult for the family to realize what is going on. By the time the truth becomes evident, the best thing to do is seek professional help. Minnesota drug & alcohol interventions can be helpful in getting an addicted loved one the help they need.
How a Minnesota Drug & Alcohol Interventionist Helps Families
When your family makes the decision to hire an interventionist, you have an experienced professional working with you. He or she will be present on the day of the intervention to guide the conversation with your addicted family member.
Your interventionist meets with your family members before the intervention to get to know everyone involved and learn about your loved one’s addiction (how long, what type of substance, quantity, etc.). The interventionist will also provide the family with information about addiction.
On the day of the intervention, family members read letters they have written in advance. The letters include specific recollections about times when the addict’s behavior has been hurtful. Faced with this information, it becomes difficult for the addict to continue to assert that the addiction is his or her business and doesn’t involve anyone else.
Family Members State Their Bottom Lines
Each family member attending the intervention states what will happen if the addict decides not to get help for his or her addiction. This is the family member’s “bottom line.” It’s important for the family member to think about their statement carefully and not say something unless they are prepared to carry it out.
The family members will need to support each other if they need to put their bottom lines into effect. It is very difficult to hang up on a loved one or say, “No” to requests for help.
This strategy is the way for an addicted loved one to experience the consequences of his or her choice not to get help. Some interventionists will provide follow-up counseling to families in this situation. In most cases, the person who is the subject of a Minnesota intervention eventually does seek professional drug or alcohol treatment.
Information on Drugs, Alcohol & Interventions in Minnesota
Minnesota residents are threatened on a daily basis by the distribution and abuse of illicit drugs throughout the state. The majority of Minnesota’s drug supply in transported into the state from other countries, such as Mexico and Canada. Alcohol is the most abused drug in Minnesota and poses the most severe threat. Methamphetamine and heroin also pose a significant threat to Minnesota. These drugs are being imported in from other states/countries and are becoming more widely available throughout the state.
Why Choose Intervention Services Inc. for Drug or Alcohol Interventions?
We commonly see that when someone is seeking an interventionist, they will most likely limit their choices to therapists within their state. Even though hiring a therapist may seem like the right choice at first, they may not be the right choice in hosting an intervention. 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.
We provide professional interventions for people throughout the state of Minnesota, including cites like Brainerd, Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, St. Paul and more.
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.
Minnesota Drug Facts:
- In 2013, 2% of treatment admissions were due to alcohol abuse.
- Cocaine use in Minnesota has seen a steady decline.
- In 2011, there were 3,493 heroin-related hospital visits.
- 5% of drugs seized by Minnesota law enforcement were methamphetamines.