Family drug intervention services: Where to find help

You can find family drug intervention services by asking a local addiction treatment center, mental health clinic, or psychologist for a reference. Referrals from family, friends, or doctors also help. More on family drug intervention services here.

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Addiction and substance abuse affects millions of families across the country each year. Addiction can cause serious problems in the home, ranging from financial hardships to divorce to domestic violence. Overcoming addiction is the best way to fix or prevent these problems. Unfortunately, getting an addict into treatment is often much easier said than done.

Many families have tried nearly everything to get their addicted loved ones into treatment only to be met with failure. Family drug intervention services, however, can help families plan and stage interventions, which are often quite successful.   So how can you find family drug intervention services?  We explore here. Then, we invite your questions about drug intervention at the end.

Where to find family drug intervention services

If you need to know where to find drug intervention services, there’s a good chance that your search should start locally.

1. First, a number of addiction treatment facilities and organizations offer family drug intervention services. Simply call and ask about their intervention services.

2. Seek referrals from local psychologists, social workers, doctors, or psychiatrists.  Your local network of medical and social professionals can help point you in the right direction.

3. The Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS) is another great resource for anyone who needs to find family drug intervention services. This is a broad network comprised of intervention specialists across the country. The AIS offers Board certification to qualified interventionists. Members of the AIS must be licensed mental health professionals with a great deal of experience working with families staging interventions. A list of AIS members – broken down by state -is available on the AIS website.

What to look for in family drug intervention services

To get the greatest chances of success, it’s important to choose the right family intervention specialist. The following tips can help you better understand what to look for in family intervention services.

  • Always choose an interventionist who is also a licensed or certified mental health professional, such as an addiction counselor or psychologist.
  • Consider choosing an interventionist registered with the Association of Intervention Specialists.
  • Meet with more than one intervention specialist before staging an intervention, if possible. Every interventionist has a different style, and it’s important to choose one that has a style that you’re comfortable with.
  • Don’t choose family drug intervention services based purely on cost. The most expensive ones aren’t always the best, and the cheapest ones aren’t always the worst.
  • Choose an interventionist with a great deal of experience dealing with addicts and intervention.

Family drug intervention services questions

Qualified and experienced interventionists are able to help you better understand addiction in general as well as help you stage a calm and successful intervention. If you still have questions or concerns about finding family intervention services, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. We look forward to helping all of our readers along their difficult journeys, and we’ll address your comments as soon as we can.

Reference Sources: DHS New Jersey: Addiction Services Home Addiction Intervention Services
AISCB: Certification Process
AIS: Member Directory
AIS: About AIS
AIS: Why a Board Registered Interventionist
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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