You can overcome your Alcohol Addiction.
Alcohol use disorder (AUD)] is prevalent in the U.S. – one in four Americans had at least one binge drinking session in 2016 (four drinks for women, and five for men). According to the the most recent study from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), at least 30,772 deaths (excluding accidents and homicides) in the U.S. were directly attributable to alcohol in the same year. The NCHS also counted nearly 20,000 alcohol-related liver disease deaths in 2014.
Alcohol Recovery Resources
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There are many resources available both to those struggling to overcome an alcohol use disorder and to the loved ones who are trying to support them.
When you’re working to overcome a drinking problem or maintain your sobriety, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. There are resources across the country that are designed specifically for individuals and loved ones impacted by the harmful effects of alcohol. With the guidance of these organizations, you will have the tools for living a healthy and alcohol-free life.
How to do an intervention
The truth is that there is no single correct way to do an intervention on someone who is addicted to alcohol or other drugs. There are some common methods that are used, some of which we will discuss here, but there are infinite variations of these given the circumstances of each individual.
We can’t stress enough two points here that should be the overarching themes of any intervention: love and accountability. People do interventions because they care about their loved ones and don’t want them to keep destroying their lives and hurting others as well. They also have to know that their friends or family members with substance use disorders do have to be held accountable for their actions, but that it is not a form of punishment.
What to expect during Intervention
While this may be helpful for friends and families looking to perform their own interventions, they usually are much more successful with the help of an intervention specialist. Prior to the day of the actual event, the interventionist will meet with key family and friends who will be present and walk them through what to expect and how to act. In most cases he or she will also have these people write letters to the addict that are used, if needed, to deliver succinct communications regarding their reason for wanting them to get help and what the consequences are if they refuse help.
On the day of the intervention, it is important that everyone stays on the same page and acts as a team to help their loved one. Their combined efforts and unanimous decisions are very powerful.
It is vital to have already chosen a treatment facility before the intervention occurs, and to have the center be aware of how things wind up. Since the overwhelming majority of interventions are successful, travel plans should already be made, including any flights and other transportation issues. Be sure to keep the rehab program informed of arrival time so that their intake personnel can be ready.
There are many intricate details and strategies in between all of this where a trained interventionist will be able to create a plan based on each unique situation. These may include who else will attend, where to hold it, who else will be the leader on behalf of the family, etc.
Contact us today to find out more information about how to do an intervention and how to go about having an intervention specialist guide your family through this difficult time.
First of all, there are many types and forms of interventions that happen every day. Some of these have devastating consequences that nobody could put a price tag on.
One way to look at the cost of it all is to think about the fees for things such as attorneys, fines and court costs that often get incurred by people who continue to abuse drugs and alcohol, as a good percentage of them wind up getting arrested for something. If you think about it, would you rather pay less for an intervention and hopefully avoid the legal system, or just roll the dice and hope for the best?
We don’t mean to sound harsh at all, it’s just these are the realities of addiction. Although there aren’t any guarantees when it comes to the complex nature of substance abuse, but interventions are highly successful at getting people to agree to enroll in a treatment program, tipping the scales in favor of recovery instead of self destruction.
How Much Does It Cost Not to do an Intervention?
There really are no ways around it – drug and alcohol abuse costs money, and much more. There is the cost of the substances themselves, but there is so much more. As stated earlier, there can be accidents, medical bills from hospitalizations, attorneys, fines, lost wages, and other associated fees as a result of addiction.
However, the real cost is much more valuable than money. Addiction strips away life, either gradually or suddenly.
So How Much Does An Intervention Cost?
Most professional interventionists charge fees relative to their success and that are very fair compared to the degree of difficulty in performing such a service. That being said, having an intervention specialist work with your family may cost anywhere from $2,500 to over $10,000. There are also additional expenses for the travel costs associated with the service and transportation of your loved one to the chosen treatment facility.
The average cost for a professional intervention service is usually right in the middle of the numbers quoted above. The cost for your Intervention may be covered with your insurance so give us a call to determine your cost for an Intervention.