Drug and Alcohol Abuse Intervention Tips and Strategies, Arizona
It is always ideal for an adolescent or young adult to come in for an evaluation by his or her own choice or at the request of a family member or friend. However, young people who are abusing drugs or alcohol are often resistant to the idea of substance abuse and drug rehab and do not respond to these requests. This typically leads to an intervention. An intervention is a planned confrontation of the alcohol or drug abuser's behavior. The best place for the family to start is educating themselves about drug and alcohol abuse, addiction and their role in a drug or alcohol abuse intervention. This learning process should always begin with a consultation with a professional substance abuse counselor. Success is much greater for parents who call or come in for an evaluation and form an intervention strategy with one of our counselors prior to a confrontation.
Since intervening with a young person who is abusing drugs or alcohol can be a volatile and emotional situation, parents should walk into an intervention as prepared as possible. If a substance abuse intervention is being planned, begin by speaking with a Pathway counselor or interventionist. This intervention consultation offers parents:
- Information about drug use
- An understanding of addiction
- Preparation for possible outcomes
- Help choosing a treatment center
- A chance for parents to make sure they present a unified front
- Needed support to stand up to someone who is using
Drug addiction is progressive, the longer you wait, the worse it will become. It is always best to act NOW because some people do not survive. If your child is using drugs, he or she needs your help now. Don’t wait. Call Pathway at 877-921-4050.
The Pathway Drug, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehab Centers serve patients from Arizona and California.
The Gilbert, Arizona Drug, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse Treatment Center is easily accessible from Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Mesa, Tucson, Flagstaff, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Our Phoenix, Arizona Drug, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse Treatment Center is easily accessible from Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Flagstaff, Cave Creek, and Carefree, Arizona.