Interventions

Sometimes, people need a little help convincing a loved one to go to treatment. Our drug intervention team can help get the message across in a compassionate, caring manner.

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Interventions for drug and alcohol dependence are delicate family matters. The fear a family member or friend has when considering an intervention is that they will isolate, push away or cause the person dependent on alcohol or drugs to use more or to harm themselves.
In truth, a well-planned drug intervention conducted by those who are experienced professionals in the field often results in positive outcomes for both the person dependent on drugs or alcohol and the family.

900K

Americans over age 12 used heroin in the last year.

62.5%

increase in heroin use rates over the past decade.

286%

increase in heroin overdose deaths over the past decade.

59%

of heroin overdose deaths involve at least one other drug.

The Goal of a Drug Intervention

The ultimate goal of an intervention is for the person dependent on drugs or alcohol to accept the treatment offered by the Intervention Team. The Intervention Team consists of the Interventionist and the family members and/or friends that want to be present. Before the intervention takes place, the Interventionist, working with family and friends, coordinate a treatment plan and travel arrangements so that as soon as the Intervention concludes, the person dependent on drugs or alcohol can get the care they need right away.

The Process of a Drug Intervention

Research on the Person Needing Treatment

Before treatment can be coordinated, the Interventionist and the family will need to know as much about the behaviors of the person needing treatment as possible. What type of drug do they use? How much and how often? If they abuse alcohol, how long, how often and why? Building a history of use will help the Interventionist and the family in the second stage.

Coordinating Treatment

In this stage, the Interventionist will help the family member select the appropriate level of care and an appropriate facility for treatment to take place. The interventionist may help the family understand the role of insurance, co-pay’s and finances and may help the family coordinate travel to treatment. In most cases, the Interventionist will accompany the person dependent on drugs or alcohol to their treatment destination.

Planning the Intervention

During the planning stage, family members are elected to speak at the intervention. Each family member will prepare statements that they will read. Each statement is designed to let the person that needs treatment understand how their use of drugs and alcohol has effected the family member’s life, how they want their loved one to seek treatment and also details the consequences for the dependent person to not accept treatment. The Interventionist helps the members of the Intervention Team to prepare to deliver their statements to the person that needs help.

Conducting the Intervention

A family member or friend that is a part of the Intervention Team typically brings the person that needs treatment to the drug intervention. This is the first time they will meet the Interventionist and in many occasions the person that needs help can be quite surprised. The role of the Interventionist is to bring order to the situation and to moderate the discussion. Each member of the Intervention Team will read their statements aloud in a group and the person that needs treatment will be asked by all to accept the help they have been offered. Many people confronted with specific consequences and an offer for help accept the help they are given.

After the Intervention

Once the drug intervention has concluded, the Interventionist will accompany the person that accepts treatment to their treatment destination safely.

81% of heroin overdose deaths in 2013 were ruled unintentional overdoses.

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Inpatient and/or outpatient treatment is different for everyone experientially. However, what is common for all people, and important for those entering treatment to understand, is that the new environment you enter and the people that are their to help you are focused 100% on your recovery. Starting Point Recovery facilities are staffed with professionals that understand addiction. You’ll be entering a non-judgmental, understanding environment designed to help you learn to live drug free for the rest of your life.

Insurance & Financing

At Starting Point Recovery, we work with a wide variety of health care providers. However, we understand that not everyone has access to health coverage. If you don’t have insurance, we will work with you to find a treatment option that fits your financial situation, be it a payment plan or a low-cost treatment option. If you want to get help for your addiction, our mission is to help you get it.

The Simple Admissions Process

At Starting Point Recovery, we make the admissions process for drug and alcohol addiction treatment easy and hassle-free. Our Admissions Advisors will explain the differences between each of our facilities, coordinate benefits with your insurance provider and arrange your travel plans to your place of treatment. Start the process anytime by calling us at (888) 446-9821. A helpful Admissions Advisor will ask you a few questions about your individual history of abuse, prior treatment, and your current life circumstances. Your Advisor will then offer you a variety of treatment options covered by your insurance policy.

Ready to start the process and get on the path to recovery? Call Starting Point Recovery today at (888) 446-9821. You can also use the contact form on this page to send us a message – an Admissions Advisor will reach out to you once we receive your information.

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