Drug addiction can be harder to spot than alcohol addiction because addicts can hide their symptoms more effectively. Our mission at Compassionate Interventions is to assist you or a loved one down the path to a better life. It can be a challenging hurdle to overcome, but with the help of professional-run interventions, those suffering from drug addiction can be guided through the recovery process and towards a new life.
What is Involved?
Interventions can be daunting and you may find yourself asking questions like “is this the right thing to do” and “is there another way?” There’s no one way to approach an intervention, which is why hiring a professional to lead the process may be in your best interest. At Compassionate Interventions, our trained interventionists will be with you every step of the way to provide effective and compassionate treatment using both the Johnson and ARISE models. Our supportive program also provides the opportunity for individuals to engage in the local Portland community during their recovery process in order to prepare them for reintegration into society. We will work with you and your loved ones to find the right path towards recovery that meets all of your unique needs.
Why are Drug Addiction Interventions Important?
Interventions are crucial tools in the recovery process because they give an addict’s loved ones the space to share their worries, tensions, and emotions regarding the addiction. Drug interventions can sometimes provide the motivation an addict needs to recognize how they’ve been affecting people through introspection and self-healing. To achieve this, interventions often address:
- Risks of drug addiction
- Conditions for recovery and improvement
- Underlying causes for addiction
- Substances that are abused
Detoxification and Physical Healing
Drug abuse takes a heavy toll on an addict’s body and it’s important to catch it early. Our professionals are familiar with the effects of detoxification and withdrawal, and they are skilled at helping struggling addicts get through it. This process will include nutrition and diet review and adjustment, as well as basic exercises that can help build individuals’ bodies back up.
Medically Assisted Treatment
To aid in recovery, we offer medically assisted treatment programs at our facility. We go to every length to make sure that the medication prescribed is correct and safe for every individual to use during their rehabilitation. Individuals are monitored when taking their medications to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. We offer these medically assisted treatments at our facility:
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient Program (OP)
How to Tell When it’s Time to get Help
While it can be challenging to see when someone is abusing drugs, there are signs that can clue you in to a possible dependency on a substance. Once you start noticing the signs, it’s time to get help. If you suspect or know anyone who is dependent on illicit or prescription drugs, an intervention may be necessary.
Common Signs of Drug Addiction
- Sudden changes in body weight over a short period of time
- Flu-like symptoms
- Known use of recreational drugs
- Continued use of a prescription medication after it’s no longer needed
- Lost interest in hobbies, people, or favorite activities
- Can no longer do daily things like cook or work
- Often caught stealing money or asking to borrow some
- Multiple doctors for the same thing
- Frequently takes trips to the “store” every day
- Known to over-exaggerate or fake injuries
Is a Drug Intervention Necessary?
Intervening in a drug addiction is necessary. Individuals suffering from addiction will continue doing it even though they know it’s wrong and harmful to themselves and others. Drug addiction will take them away from social, occupational, and recreational activities that they once enjoyed, and it may feel like you’ve lost someone you care about. But you haven’t. A professionally-guided intervention will help you help them step into a healthy, new life where they are not dependent on drugs. Interventions can not only help addicts get in control of their disease, but they can also help their families cope with their struggles.
Help a Loved One Get Their Life Back
Fighting drug addiction can be difficult for everyone involved, and it can be easy to give into helplessness and hopelessness. Don’t give in! If you have someone in your life who is struggling with addiction, you can help. At Compassionate Interventions, we provide free consultations to help you learn more about how you can help the addict in your life. We offer a variety of programs and services to those struggling with addiction, accounting for the unique needs of every individual. Our drug addiction intervention programs are accessible to all genders in Portland. You can access more information on our resources page or you can fill out an online form to get answers to all of your questions.