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Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services in Pennsylvania

Substance abuse intervention is a carefully planned process done with family, friends, and or a professional interventionist. Hiring a certified interventionist does increase the chance of success. Intervention specialists are qualified to counsel the family and the addict. Moreover, they prepare the family for everything that will occur. An interventionist benefits not only the addict but also the family. Most families are struggling with issues connected to enabling or co-dependency. Enabling is one problem that will derail the intervention completely. A certified interventionist addresses the difficulties of enabling and ensures the enabler is not present during the intervention.

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When organizing an intervention in Pennsylvania, there may not always be local resources such as certified intervention teams. However, the treatment center you are working with may refer you to an intervention professional. When selecting someone to perform the intervention they must be qualified and have the experience. Part of being a successful interventionist is knowing what to expect, which makes them better qualified to guide the family through the intervention. Organizing an intervention does take specific planning, but when done correctly, it does work.

The substance abuse and addiction problems in Pennsylvania involve various substances. Drug abuse has a significant economic and social impact on the many different communities within the state. Per a 2016 Analysis of Overdose Deaths in Pennsylvania, in 2016, over 4,600 drug-related overdose deaths were reported in the state. During that year, roughly 13 people died every day due to drug overdose. The presence of an opioid, illicit, or prescribed was identified in 85% of all drug-related overdose deaths in the state. Substance abuse intervention saves lives and will help your loved one get to the treatment they require.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.