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Drug And Alcohol Interventionist Services In Prince Edward Island

Within Prince Edward Island there may not be intervention specialists operating within the province, but an interventionist can come in from anywhere throughout the country. The family simply has to locate the proper services, and this can be done through local health services or searching the Internet for available intervention groups. When contacting the intervention group the family should have the following information on hand:

Who is struggling with the problem – is it a son or daughter, parents, a close relative, or a close friend or even a co-worker.

His or her drug and alcohol history – this is significant as it will give the interventionist the knowledge of what drugs they are using, so as they will know what to expect during the intervention.

Any pre-existing medical problems – this information is important as it will assist with determining what drug and alcohol rehabilitation program will work best.

Family history and everything that has been going on within the addict's life – this involves providing the events that have lead-up to the addiction and what has been going on during the addiction.

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Why would someone need an intervention?

Drugs and alcohol have been proven to lower a person’s awareness and inhibitions in life, and will eventually break down the person’s health both physically and mentally. The damage caused by drugs will include financial ruin, broken relationships, legal problems and harm done to others, and will tend to cover up their remorse with more drug and alcohol abuse. Many addicts feel they cannot deal with the pain caused by drugs, especially those drugs that are dangerous to withdrawal from. Long-term drug and alcohol abuse also lead to continually chasing the cravings, and wanting to fulfill these cravings. Once this happens it is difficult to see becoming sober and drug-free as it may seem that they have been using these drugs for so long. If any of this is the case, an intervention may be needed.

When the addict refuses help repeatedly, the family should do an intervention?

The family can spend a lot of time trying to convince the addict to get help, and in many cases, an addict will refuse and not want to talk about it. This can go on for years, and when this occurs, the family has simply accepted the fact that the addict will never get help, and there is nothing they can do but cope. This is the wrong approach to take, and coping with the problem will only add more stress to the family and break the family apart.

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