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Substance Abuse Intervention in Alaska

When you think of Alaska, there is certain remoteness and isolation with the state.  Alaska’s population is not even close to 800,000 residents, and most residents are situated in cities such as Anchorage and Fairbank. Unfortunately, substance abuse and alcohol addiction are problematic in most areas inhabited within the state. When families choose to intervene, Newman Interventions will travel to Alaska and do the intervention.

Drug addiction forces addicts to back themselves into corners and place blame on the people around them. Despite an addict’s actions, they will not take responsibility for the consequences. Families in Alaska who live with a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol must intervene, but you may not know where to start. 

 

The Family Intervention Process

When you contact a professional interventionist to come to Alaska, the initial time is spent with the family. This process is preparing the family for what is to come.  Newman Interventions will help you get key family members involved, especially those the addict looks up to or even still respects.  Coordinated family involvement is the key to a successful intervention.  A certified interventionist guides the family through the process and mitigates the situations brought up by your loved one.

Rehabilitation is what is needed to put the addicted person back in positive control of his or her life.  An addict will not understand the importance of treatment until Newman Interventions helps the family show him or her what their addiction is doing to them. Addiction causes the addict to have blinders on, and things are not seen until they are dramatically pointed out. Unfortunately, there are many remote communities in Alaska, and anyone is susceptible to addiction. When an interventionist travels to Alaska, they intend to get your loved one into treatment.

 

Substance Abuse Trends in Alaska

Families with loved ones who are addicts face the stress of the addiction daily. According to the state of Alaska Epidemiological Profile, nine out of ten leading causes of death in Alaska are associated with substance abuse. Alcohol consumption in the state was consistently greater than the national average.

Approximately one in five hospital patients had suspected or proven alcohol use. The regions with the highest drug-induced death rates were found in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Juneau, and Kenai Peninsula. When you contact Newman Interventions, you are taking control of the situation. Starting the process for intervention is giving your loved one a chance to beat the addiction.

Sources cited–http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/injury/Documents/sa/SubstanceAbuseEpiProfile_2019.pdf

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