How quickly can a professional intervention be organized?
Professional intervention can be organized right away, and Newman Interventions will work with you to ensure an intervention is successful. Opioid addiction progressively becomes worse when the addict does not get help. However, intervention is the best way because most opioid addicts are resistant to the idea of treatment. When you first engage Newman Interventions, a lot of time is spent on the phone answering questions and gathering information. When we arrive to do the intervention, the process happens quickly. The first day is spent with the family organizing the intervention, planning who is going to be there, where it will be done and what time. The next day the intervention takes place, and this typically happens quickly by the time the family starts reading their letters. The addict will either break down and immediately say yes, or will put up some resistance. Professional intervention is the most successful way to convince a Vicodin user they need help.
The Scope of Opioid Addiction in the United States
According to the CDC in 2017, there were almost 58 opioid prescriptions written for every 100 Americans. More than 17% of Americans had at least one opioid prescription filled, with an average of 3.4 opioid prescriptions dispensed per patient. Many of these prescriptions are needed for legitimate reasons, yet the risk for abuse is high. If you start to notice the signs of addiction, it is important to reach out for help. It is never too early to intervene, and Newman Interventions will help. Even if you have questions, and want to know more about intervention for Vicodin addiction we will help.
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