Hawaii Drug Intervention Services

Created On Monday, 26, October 2015
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


Drug interventions in Hawaii are professional services that help families with drug-addicted loved ones. Most people struggling with drug addiction are unwilling to accept help or admit they are addicted to drugs. Families organize a drug addiction intervention to persuade the addict to accept treatment. Treating drug addiction involves different steps, and there is a general process involved. The first part of drug rehabilitation is the drug detox to manage withdrawal symptoms and alleviate drug cravings. The most common drug detox options in Hawaii are clinical drug detox programs and medical drug detox centers. After completing drug detox, the next phase of treatment involves attending a residential or outpatient drug rehabilitation program in Hawaii. When organizing drug addiction intervention, the drug rehab center is prearranged. It is important for families never to wait and intervene early before the addiction worsens.

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What is a Drug Addiction Intervention?

Drug addiction intervention in Hawaii is a carefully planned process bringing family, friends, and even a professional interventionist together to confront the addict. The purpose of a substance use intervention is to confront the addict about the consequences of addiction and ask them to accept treatment. A family intervention provides specific examples of destructive behaviors and their impact on the addict and their family. In addition, drug addiction intervention offers prearranged treatment plans with clear steps, goals, and guidelines for the addict. A family intervention also helps the family regain control and set clear boundaries and consequences if the addict refuses to accept treatment. A properly planned drug addiction intervention is successful and works. However, a poorly planned drug addiction intervention does worsen the situation causing the addict to feel attacked.

How To Stage a Drug Abuse Intervention

The process of staging a drug abuse intervention in Hawaii is done in two ways. The first is hiring a professional interventionist to help plan and execute the intervention—the other option is solely family involvement with no outside help. However, most families become educated on the process of drug addiction intervention. The initial steps involve making a plan, whether with family and friends or a professional family interventionist. It is also important to gather information about the addict and the extent of their drug addiction. The intervention team is formed, and everything is planned and rehearsed. Everyone involved in the drug addiction intervention has something specific to say. The people involved with the drug addiction intervention should cause any antagonism and are ideally people the addicts looks up to. Finally, the intervention is held, and when successful, the addict is escorted to the drug rehab center.

How To Find a Drug Interventionist in Hawaii

The process of finding and hiring a professional interventionist in Hawaii should not be difficult. Most families can locate intervention services through an internet search. It is not uncommon for some professional interventionists to be available locally. Typically, drug rehabilitation centers in Hawaii can refer families to a professional drug addiction interventionist. In addition, families can receive an addiction assessment and a referral to a professional intervention service. Local churches, behavioral health services, and addictions counselors can also recommend professional interventionists.


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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. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.