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Drug and Alcohol Intervention in Utah

Families struggling with a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol should be exploring options with how to get them into treatment.  One of the most successful methods is through a professionally conducted intervention.  Drug intervention, when done correctly, will get an unwilling addict committed to treatment.  Newman Interventions is a nationwide service and provides family intervention services in Utah.  Organizing an intervention does not have to be a last resort.  In fact, an intervention can be done at any stage of the substance abuse problem.  An addict does not have to have lost everything in order for an intervention to work.  With the help of family and friends and a certified intervention specialist, it is possible to convince an addict to understand the importance of going for treatment. 


How Family Intervention Works

Newman Interventions help families through every step of the intervention process.  During the initial phone call, we will want to gather information, get to know the family, and understand what is happening within the addict’s life.  The more information the family provides, the easier the planning process is. When you engage Newman Interventions to come to Utah, the first day is spent with the family.  This process involves answering questions, talking about addiction, and educating the family about the intervention process.  There is a lot of planning that takes place, but the process to get the intervention done happens quickly. 

During the first day, we will pick a time and a place and select who will be present.  It is important to have family or friends there who the addict respects or even looks up to.  People at the intervention should have a level head and not become caught up with the manipulation and feeling guilty for the addict’s addiction.  Drug abuse changes people, and an addict becomes consumed by the drugs or alcohol they are abusing.  They will lash out towards the family, blame the people around them, cry, and yell.  This is normal and to be expected; it is the job of the interventionist to prepare the family for what is to come and mitigate the problems that arise. 

When the addict says yes to going to treatment, the process of leaving the house should happen quickly.  During the planning, the addict’s bag will have already been packed, the flights will have been booked, and the treatment center was already arranged.  If you need help locating a drug rehab program in Utah, Newman Interventions can help you with this.  It is important to find the best possible treatment solution for the addict. 


Drug Addiction Trends in Utah

According to Utah’s Public Health Data Resource, over 16,000 people were served in substance use disorder treatment in 2014—more men than women received services. The age group with the highest rate of admissions was aged 25 to 34 years. The deaths attributable to prescription opioid overdose have more than tripled since 1999, and prescription opioid abuse has significantly impacted the state. The number of deaths connected to opioid pain medication increased 500% between 1999 and 2007.

If you are searching for a professional intervention service in Utah, Newman Interventions should be your first call.  Our intervention group has the training and experience to handle those tough situations that will come up during the intervention.  The goal is to save the life of the addict and get him or her to treatment. 

Sources cited–https://ibis.health.utah.gov/ibisph-view/topic/SubstanceUse.html

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