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Drug & Alcohol Intervention And Interventionists In Florida

Florida, the state with beaches and sunshine is also the entry point for much of this country's drug distribution. The amount of illicit drugs that make it through the border and into our families and loved one's life is a problem. Trying to get a child or family member to quit drugs is no simple task. You may have tried at various times to talk to a loved one or friend about their abuse but got brushed off with; it’s under control, etc. You see the downward spiral; the addict doesn't; this is why Florida's intervention programs exist; to help the addict see his or her life is not going well.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Family Intervention in Florida

Substance abuse interventions can often happen at any place or any time, and even a simple intervention with one person speaking to the addict has the potential to work. There are times when the early warning signs are there. A close friend to a family member may notice their loved one is missing work frequently, socializing with different people, or meeting them while they are intoxicated or high, or facing issues which the person believes are requiring them to mask physical or emotional pain with drugs or alcohol. These indicators are the first signs of a potential problem, Early intervention is often the most successful. Additionally, someone who is starting to abuse drugs or alcohol is more likely to listen to someone they respect and look up to. However, this is not always the case, and they could be in complete denial about their problem. Family intervention would be the next step, hiring a professional interventionist in Florida to guide and assist. Substance abuse and addiction impact the many different counties and communities throughout the state. During 2016 and 2017, the opioid epidemic worsened dramatically, and the rapid spread of illegal non-pharmaceuticals was to blame. According to the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), there have been concerns about a second epidemic within the state involving stimulant drugs. In 2016, the illegal smuggling of Columbian cocaine reached an all-time high. There was also a significant increase in domestic cocaine use, which was last seen in 2009. Per the Medical Examiners 2017 Interim Report, stimulant related deaths have increased rapidly since 2013.

Here is a list of the different intervention services in Florida. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.



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Marcel Gemme

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

Article professionally reviewed on November 25, 2019

Medical Reviewer Steve Bruno

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Steve Bruno

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Steve has been a professional interventionist since 2001. He has successfully gotten addicts and alcoholics into programs all over the world. In 2017, he authored and published More Than Hope, The Intervention Guidebook, a book about his work and methods. He also writes articles and blogs for some of the largest publications and programs in the world. His success is a matter of record. Out of 30 interventions surveyed, 29 of the addicts arrived into the program of choice during the intervention itself, with a willingness to do the program. He attributes his successes to the fact that he was an addict himself for many years and therefore has personal, intimate experience with most drugs, the corollary depression and treatment programs. His own familiarity with what an addict and his family experiences mean that where others may see chaos, Steve sees mechanisms. He knows how to counter those mechanisms and create tactical, strategic solutions customized to each, individual case. Steve offers free consultations and considers himself a 'soft sell.' "The decision to do an intervention can't come from me – it has to come from the family or family member, so when I get a call, I educate the person and we go from there."
All of the information found on this page has been reviewed by a professional interventionist.