When thinking about the idea of an intervention, the average person associates such an event with an individual struggling with substance abuse. More often than not, it’s a family member of an individual caught in the midst of addiction that seeks an intervention.
In addition to substance abuse, many of these individuals suffer from co-occurring disorders. These disorders are other behavioral or mental health conditions that negatively impact the individual’s livelihood. The multitude of co-occurring disorders that affect these individuals include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and more.
Substance Abuse And Other Disorders
So, one may ask, what does this mean for my loved one whose life is threatened by substance abuse? At Compassionate Interventions, we believe the significance of these concepts are a vital aspect of the process.
When we initially engage with a family, we perform a series of questions that give us a better perspective. Furthermore, what their needs might be in moving forward with the process of treatment.
For instance, an individual with severe anxiety may experience greater success in a facility with fewer clients. Another individual may thrive in settings of much social interaction. Similarly, an individual whose recovery faces distractions and attractions involving the opposite gender is better in a gender-specific setting.
Treating Substance Abuse And Mental Health
Despite these conditions playing a role in our suggestions for treatment options, we use our educated judgement to determine if substance abuse is not the condition of most concern. For example, a family may be concerned with substance abuse, but fail to recognize the severity of another disorder. In a case such as this, finding long-term solutions is difficult.
Above all else, our immediate concern is safety and overall wellness. We are not to imply that substance abuse is the primary condition. Substance abuse may instead be the co-occurring disorder to a more threatening condition. In any case, we use our experience, our insight, and our education to determine what the most effective plan of intervention and treatment may be.
Although most of our work is with individuals struggling with drugs and/or alcohol abuse, the team at Compassionate Interventions continues to train, prepare for, and acknowledge any and all conditions present when moving forward with a family in the process of an intervention. All families we cross paths with have unique stories and unique paths to their own solutions. Our goal is to help those in pain and suffering to find lasting reprieve and healing for generations to come.