Interventions: Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Intervention?
An intervention will have an establish goal that is concrete and easily defines. It is a planned meeting directed by someone with an addiction to enable change towards recovery and healthier choices
2. What are they used for?
Interventions are primarily used to encourage someone that is addicted to alcohol and/or drugs.
3. Why is Intervention needed?
An intervention is needed when you feel that the valued person in your life is on a self-destructive path of poor decisions that could eventually end in significant physical or mental injuries, legal issues, or death
4. Do I need an Intervention?
An intervention is an important event in your life and the life of the addicted person.Seeking the services of and AOD counselor or specialist may help ensure success.
5. What happens afterwards?
Most successful interventions end with the person leaving to treatment immediately following the session.This also calls for a bit of preparation to establish treatment options and openings prior to the meeting. Never go into an intervention without a plan for treatment.
( For more questions and concerns please contact Revival Recovery Services and speak with a specialist to help you and your family get to the next stage in recovery.)
Five Lies We Are Told About High Functioning Alcoholics
When you hear the term “Alcoholic” people automatically think of someone who drinks to much and whose life is falling apart as a result. Some people can abuse alcohol, yet they are able to achieve success in their personal and professional lives. Experts call these people “High Functional Alcoholics”
This does not mean he does not have a drinking problem. Fact from fiction here are five common myths surrounding the high-functions alcoholic.
- Alcoholics can not hold down jobs or be successful. (quite the opposite, they can have a great job, makes lots of money) But the disease still exist.
- I Don’t have a problem (because he is able to maintain obligations like work, school and relationships – but the fact is he stricken with cravings, withdrawals and increase tolerance that comes with serious dependency to alcohol.
- He is in control (Because he is intelligent and hardworking) but an alcoholic knows that drink controls him, most just try to manage to conceal his drinking.
- Don’t show signs of alcoholism (From the outside, it mat seem he has it all together) But dig a little deeper and red flags will start to surface.
- Don’t need to seek help (Many alcoholics are able to function effectively sometimes for years) With this comes high denial the he has a problem, but yet he instinctively goes to extreme lengths to both feed and hide his addiction. WITHOUT HELP – HIGH FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLICS ARE USALLY THE LAST ONES TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION “DENIAL”.
What is Suboxone ?
Suboxone is provided to addicts who suffer from opioid (Heroin) addiction. This is a relatively new formula containing buprenorphine, an opioid painkiller, and naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid drugs. Naloxone is included in this formula to make it harder for the patient to get high from an opioid he wants to abuse while he is taking Suboxone. This formula is marketed for the treatment of addiction. Suboxone is a controlled substance and is highly addicting.
The Effects of Suboxone:
- Respiratory Suppression
- Low Blood Pressure
- Blurred Vision
- Emotional High and Low
Understanding the levels of addiction
You are not alone in the vicious battle of addiction, Understanding the levels of addiction is key to getting the correct help. Take a few minutes and contact an experienced crisis prevention specialist to help answer some of the hard question you might have. Drugs and alcohol abuse can be treated with the proper treatment plan and level of care. Call Now – 760-887-1632
“One might use but the whole family suffers”
Does Anger Cause Illness?
To say that anger causes illness would be to overstate what anger can do. But we know that anger brings about a state of high physiological arousal, and that chronic anger takes a toll on the body. Here are some health problems in which unmanaged anger can play a role, either in the short term or over the long run:
- Drug addiction
- Alcohol addiction
- Digestive problems, such as abdominal pain
- Mental health problems, such as excessive anxiety and depression
- Cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure
Although heroin dependence is often associated with intravenous use (needles, I.V, shoot-up, slamming) , dependence can occur via any route that produces behavioral or physiological effects. Heroin is about three times as potent as morphine is identical, except that the two acetyl groups increase the lipid solubility of the heroin molecule, and thus the molecule enters the brain more rapidly. The additional groups are then detached, yielding morphine. Therefore, the effects of morphine and heroin are identical, except that heroin is believed to be more potent and acts faster. All this is an educational and understanding that opioid addiction ha a rapid effect, call now for help.
- Morphine – the primary active agent in opium.
- Codeine – the secondary active agent in opium.
- Heroin – diacetylmorphine, a potent derivative of morphine.
Consist of the use of a substance in a manner, amounts, or situations such that the drug use causes problems or greatly increases the chances of problems occurring. The problem may be social (including legal), occupational, psychological, or physical. Call now, for help in areas of drug and alcohol awareness and understanding. Call 760-887-1632.
Refers to a state in which the individual uses the drug so frequent and consistently that it appears that it would be difficult for the person to get along without using the drug.
“Me first”, humility allows us to say, “No, you first, my friend.”
People often wonder humility means or what is the definition of humility. In the Bible, humility or humbleness is quality of being courteously respectful of others. It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness, and vanity. Rather than, “Me first”, humility allows us to say, “No, you first, my friend.” Humility is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others.
Understanding the drug and alcohol process and how to use the proper coping skills when the desire to drink and use rises. Proper understanding of scripture and how to identify the strength and wisdom it provides gives you the needed coping skill that is currently lacking in your life.
Motivation Enhancement Therapy
Attempts to shift the focus away from denial and toward motivation to change.
Stages of change:
- Precontemplation Stage:
- Contemplation Stage
- Preparation Stage
- Action Stage
- Maintenance Stage