An intervention is when a group of people come together and confront along with a professional interventionist to confront someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. The intervention process is successful when correctly done. However, may families attempt intervention without professional help, which can diminish the chance of success. Families in Utah who require professional intervention services may find local resources through the treatment program. However, most families reach out to nation-wide organizations who travel across the country performing interventions. When someone is abusing drugs or alcohol, it consumes their life physically and emotionally.
When this happens, it becomes difficult to speak to them about addiction treatment without a confrontation. When a group of people comes together to confront the addict, it tends to be more successful. There are many different methods of intervention that are used based on the family and the circumstances. During the first day, the interventionist spends time educating the family and those people involved. The second day is often reserved for the intervention. When the family comes together and does not deviate from the plan, an intervention is successful. However, if there is someone at the intervention who is enabling the addict, the intervention will not work.
The substance abuse problems affecting Utah impact many families throughout the state. During the peak of the opioid epidemic in 2016/2017, the need for treatment in the state outweighed the availability. The state rose close to the top of nation-wide stats for prescription drug abuse. In 2015 over 131,000 adults and youth in the state required treatment but were not receiving it. The public treatment system in the state was serving roughly 10% of people who required substance abuse treatment. Intervention is a successful approach for both adults and adolescents, and should never be considered a last approach.
Here is a list of the different interventionist in Utah. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.