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Drug Interventionists in South Florida

Drug addiction and dysfunctional drug abuse are widespread issues throughout the U.S. In fact, roughly 24 million Americans qualify for a diagnosis of one of these conditions. That includes hundreds of thousands of people living in Florida. Some people with drug problems don’t have to be encouraged to seek needed treatment. However, for various reasons, many others either don’t understand that they need help or resist entering rehab. 

If this is true for your loved one affected by drug addiction, what can you do? In some cases, you may need to consider staging an intervention. That’s the term for an organized attempt to encourage an unaware or resistant person to seek substance treatment. You can attempt to hold an intervention on your own. However, you may be much better off seeking out the services of a trained drug interventionist. Professionals with this title specialize in providing intervention guidance and oversight.

Need the help of professional drug interventionists in South Florida? You can find it at Calusa Recovery. We specialize in intervention services for anyone with loved ones affected by addiction. With our help, you can significantly increase your friend or family member’s odds of entering an appropriate treatment program.

Calusa Recovery is a Fort Myers drug and alcohol rehab center that can help your loved one overcome addiction. Contact us today today to learn more about our available treatment options.

What to Do When Your Loved One Won't Seek Treatment

Research shows that only a small percentage of people in need of substance treatment enter a specialized rehab program. The vast majority of those who fail to seek treatment don’t think that they need help. That includes people who genuinely believe that they don’t have a problem. It also includes people who know that something’s wrong but still deny the reality of their situation.

Ideally, your loved one affected by drug addiction will enter treatment without any outside encouragement or persuasion. But the current professional consensus is that treatment can work even in the absence of this kind of independent motivation. Often, the outside source of motivation to change is an intervention staged by family members or close friends.

Have questions about the effectiveness of intervening when your loved one won’t seek needed treatment? The experts at Calusa Recovery can answer them.

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One of the first steps when seeking treatment for substance abuse is the detoxification process. Here you are medically supervised and managed through withdrawal process to rid the body of drugs & alcohol.

Residential inpatient treatment is when a client lives on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while receiving intensive inpatient treatment. Learn more about inpatient treatment and how it can help you on your journey.

The partial day program at Calusa Recovery combines the best of aspects inpatient and outpatient treatment to form a hybrid program that allows you to experience inpatient therapies on an outpatient basis.

Find out why the innovative intensive outpatient program at Calusa Recovery is your best choice when seeking an outpatient addiction treatment program in Ft. Myers, Florida. 

Our outpatient program will enable your professional life to become limitless. We offer the tools for you to become the best you can be while being sober! If you’re in Lee County, don’t wait another day to start your recovery.

The family program at Calusa Recovery is an integral part of our programming. Family therapy is an essential part of the recovery process because it allows members of the entire family system to learn how to recover as a unit while supporting their loved-one in recovery.

The Basics of an Intervention

An intervention is designed to help your loved one enter some kind of suitable treatment program. Depending on your situation, that person may either:

  • Lack of awareness that their substance use has become problematic
  • Be in denial about the impact of drug use on themselves and others

During an intervention, you may be asking your loved one to do something they don’t want to do. However, the goal of the process is not confrontation in the classic sense of the word. Instead, it’s intended to help you and your loved one come to an agreement on their need to seek rehab. An intervention for drug addiction is basically the same as an intervention for alcoholism. The only real difference is the substance acting as the source of your friend or family member’s problems.

An intervention takes place in a series of coordinated steps. Highlights of these steps include:

  • Creating a thorough plan that follows established best practices 
  • Learning more about your loved one’s form of addiction, as well as suitable treatment options for it
  • Deciding who should be present when the intervention is staged
  • Determining the kinds of consequences you will impose if your loved one doesn’t seek help
  • Practicing what to say during the intervention, as well as how to say it
  • Holding the actual intervention
  • Taking next steps that depend on the outcome of the intervention

Talk to the knowledgeable professionals at Calusa Recovery today for more information on the goal and design of drug interventions.

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          How Professional South Florida Drug Interventionists Can Help

          One of the best things you can do is to seek professional assistance for your upcoming intervention. Some professionals train and work as full-time interventionists. Others have more diverse credentials and offer intervention help along with other services. People in this second category may include:

          • Psychologists
          • Addiction specialists
          • Mental health or addiction counselors
          • Social workers

          Whatever their specific credentials, an experienced professional can promote successful outcomes at every step of the intervention process. For example, during the planning stage, an interventionist can help ensure that your decisions support the essential goals of an intervention. Access to a trained professional also makes it easier for you to learn more about addiction and its treatment.

          Input from an interventionist can help you assemble the best possible team of participants for the actual intervention. Your chosen professional may also serve as a member of that team. In either case, they can help you practice and role-play in preparation for your upcoming meeting. Finally, an interventionist can help you make wise decisions in the aftermath of your intervention. That’s true whether or not your loved one decides to enter treatment.

          Want to know more about the reasons for seeking out drug interventionists in South Florida? Consult the specialists at Calusa Recovery for further details.

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          Tips for a Successful Drug Intervention

          While they can be highly effective, drug interventions don’t always work. Sometimes, the person who is the focus of a well-designed intervention may simply refuse to get help. However, in many cases, poor outcomes stem from a lack of adequate planning and execution.

          How can you increase the odds that an intervention will have its desired effects? Experts recommend taking advantage of a range of useful tips, including such things as:

          • Not skimping on the planning process for your intervention
          • Only holding an intervention at times when your loved one is at ease and either completely sober or not heavily intoxicated
          • Making sure that you firmly grasp the concepts of addiction and addiction treatment
          • Picking one person to lead your intervention preparation
          • Rehearsing your intervention in as much detail as possible
          • Knowing how your loved one might respond to being the focus of an intervention
          • Steering clear of a confrontational or argumentative approach
          • Staying focused on the ultimate goal of the intervention
          • Seeking an immediate response from your loved one rather than putting results off until a later time
          • Following up that response by carrying out your chosen consequences for not seeking treatment or by helping your loved one choose and enter a rehab program

          A drug interventionist can help you make the most of these supportive suggestions. To find out more, contact Calusa Recovery today.

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          Seek a Drug Intervention Program in South Florida at Calusa Recovery

          The success of a drug intervention is not guaranteed. However, the actions you take can either increase or decrease your chances of truly helping your loved one. One of the most important things you can do is call on the expertise of drug interventionists in South Florida. These professionals are specially trained in planning, guiding, and conducting interventions. The assistance they provide can support your efforts at all stages of the intervention process.  At Calusa Recovery, we feature a full range of services for state-of-the-art addiction recovery. That includes a comprehensive drug intervention program. With our help, you can maximize the likelihood of success in your attempts to get your loved one into treatment. You can also count on Calusa for high-quality detox and rehab for all forms of drug addiction. Calusa Recovery is a drug detox center in Fort Myers. Contact us today to learn more about how our South Florida treatment programs.