Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services in North Carolina

Created On Tuesday, 29, April 2014
Modified On Monday, 06, September 2021


In order to assist family members with a loved one suffering from addiction, North Carolina has many drug rehab centers available for support. However, there are some addicts who simply do not see their addiction problem and the chaos it creates for others. This is usually a good time to seek the services of a professional interventionist. It's strongly advised to contact a North Carolina intervention service. This counselor is highly trained to overcome the denial aspect and bring the person to recognize that they need help and achieve agreement to get it.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Family Intervention in North Carolina

One of the most common addiction intervention models is the Johnson Model of Intervention. This model essentially reflects the usual team of family and friends and a professional interventionist. During the first day, the planning is done with the certified interventionist and the family. The interventionist helps everyone develop their goals, become prepared for what is to come, and decide on a bottom line. This model of intervention is a non-confrontational approach and focuses on the facts regarding the person's substance abuse. There is no expression of anger or blame, but rather relaying what the addiction has been creating and real evidence of how it has been affecting the family. The Johnson Model is successful when you are working with a professional interventionist who has the proper qualifications and skill to keep the intervention moving forward. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), "unintentional" opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017 reached 1,884, a 34% increase from 2016 when the number of opioid-related deaths in North Carolina was 1,407. In 2018 however, the number of opioid-related overdose deaths decreased. And, the number of emergency department visits because of opioids also decreased. In 2017, the state launched the North Carolina Opioid Action Plan, which helped reduce the oversupply of prescription opioids as well as the flow of illicit drugs. From the end of 2016 to 2018, the number of opioid pills dispensed across the state decreased by 24%, and doctor shopping decreased by 70%. The number of people receiving treatment for opioid addiction from 2016 to 2018 increased, along with a 25% increase in the number of buprenorphine prescriptions.

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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.

Steve Bruno - Professionally Reviewed on September 6, 2021

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