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Drug and Alcohol Intervention in Puerto Rico

Families wanting to perform an intervention on a loved one can reach out to Newman Interventions for help.  Our intervention group is a nationwide service and provides family intervention services in Puerto Rico.  Bringing in a certified interventionist is the most successful way to convince an unwilling addict to commit to treatment.  Drugs and alcohol are powerfully addictive and consume the user emotionally and physically.  It is hard for an addict to know they need help.  The average addict makes several attempts at stopping on their own.  It is not uncommon for an addict to turn down help from the family, which leads to family intervention. 


How Family Intervention Works

The first time you call Newman Interventions, there is a lot of time spent on the phone, answering your questions and gathering information.  The first day we arrive in Puerto Rico is spent with the family educating the family and preparing for the intervention the following day.  Everything is planned out, right down to who will be packing the addict’s bag and having it ready to go.  When the intervention takes place, anything can happen, and it is the job of the professional interventionist to prepare the family.  An intervention is only as successful as the people taking part in the intervention.  There will be a part of the intervention where the family has to set a bottom line.  The consequences for if they say no and refuse treatment. 

This is all worked out with the intervention specialist, along with things such as family letters, flights, and transportation to the airport.  It is typically a good choice to have the interventionist escort the addict to the airport and the treatment center.  Certified interventionists know what to expect and how to handle any situation that may come up, such as enabling and family arguments.  Doing it this way also avoids any old arguments that may come up between the addict the family.  It is also important to avoid long goodbyes and understand the only goal is getting the addict into treatment.


Drug Addiction Trends in Puerto Rico

Throughout the territory of Puerto Rico, drug and alcohol addiction affects many families. According to a needs assessment for mental health and substance abuse, approximately 11.5% of adults aged 18 to 64 met the criteria for a substance use disorder. An estimated 2.5% of the adult population needs substance use treatment. It is also estimated that 5.2% of adults met the criteria for alcohol addiction. Adults aged 26 to 45 showed the highest last year prevalence rates for any substance use.

If you are searching for a professional interventionist in Puerto Rico, you should be reaching out to Newman Interventions.  Our intervention group will help your family through every step and will ensure the intervention is done properly.  The goal is to save the life of the addict and safely bring them to a drug rehab center to treat their addiction. 

Sources cited–https://www.assmca.pr.gov/BibliotecaVirtual/Estudios/Need%20Assessment%20Study%20of%20Mental%20Health%20and%20Substance%20of%20Puerto%20Rico%202016.pdf

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