Florida Drug Intervention

Drug and alcohol addiction create a variety of problems including physical and mental illness, domestic violence, divorce, financial problems, homelessness, suicide and death by overdose – just to name a few. These problems affect all members of an addict’s family, and they destroy normal family dynamics. Parents, children, spouses and siblings all suffer from the stress and trauma that addiction causes within the household. Florida drug intervention programs are designed to help families struggling with the effects of addiction. Through the help of treatment specialists, family members of a drug or alcohol abuser can seek the assistance they need to get their loved one into a drug rehab facility.

Addiction Intervention Strategies

Florida drug intervention programs are accessible to any family that needs them. There are different intervention strategies, and some are better suited to specific family types. Family members should research and consult a specialist about each strategy and decide which one would probably work best for them. An intervention provides a new pathway to approach their loved one, and confront them with the problem of addiction in a loving way. It also provides them with a chance to persuade the addict to get the professional help they need. An interventionist is a mediator for the family and they usually practice a specific type of addiction intervention.

Intervention Models

The invitational model is a systemic family model that focuses more on the dynamics of the whole family. The addict is asked to participate in this forum and encouraged to do his part in helping the family. Family members are taught how to identify and stop enabling the addict. They are also taught how to become less affected by their loved one’s addiction.  The invitational model seeks to heal the family as a whole. The family has meetings with the interventionist and the addict is also invited. There are no surprises and everything is out in the open. The family continues to meet with the interventionist even if the addict does not attend the meetings. Eventually, the dynamics in the family will start to change and the addict will be treated differently than before. This may be a motivating factor in the affected individual finally seeking help.

The ARISE intervention model has an 83% success rate at convincing addicts to enter treatment. The ARISE intervention starts by contacting a professional interventionist. Meetings with the interventionist are held in groups. There must be a network of support from all family members. The addict is encouraged to get help or suffer consequences. The entire family goes into treatment that usually lasts up to six months and includes a 12-step program. The ARISE model aims to heal the entire family and improve the family dynamic.

There are different intervention models to choose from to reach out to your loved one. Each one is a different pathway toward the same goal of rehabilitation and recovery from addiction. It you are having trouble convincing your loved one that they have a problem, you may want to try an addiction intervention strategy.

To get more information about Florida drug intervention programs, and how to get your loved one the help they need, contact addiction treatment specialists who can help today.

If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.