Aberdeen Heroin Addiction Intervention
Aberdeen Heroin Addiction Interventions must be tailored to the individual and any possible co-occurring disorders.
If you are unable to convince someone you care about to get help – or feel like you are losing them to a heroin addiction, Aberdeen Heroin Addiction Intervention Specialist Carmine Thompson and his Treatment Team can help.
There are effective ways to approach those who are addicted to heroin and refusing help. Intervention Allies facilitates and coaches others on how to successfully plan, stage and perform alcohol, drug addiction, eating disorder and mental health disorder interventions.
Get the answers you need. Talk with a heroin addiction intervention specialist today at: 800-980-3927
Our evidence based heroin intervention model includes developing strategies, solutions, treatment options, rehab suggestions, counseling and assistance through all phases of a person’s recovery.
Intervention Specialist Carmine Thompson has a 98% success rate. He is clearly one of the most skillful interventionists in the field of addiction, mental disorders, behavioral health concerns and recovery. For over 20 years, he and his treatment team have been helping families.
It is Carmine Thompson’s philosophy that when someone is suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and/or a mental health disorder, wisdom compels us to take proactive measures to help them before something inevitably worse happens.
Begin the healing process today and let us provide you with a private consultation online or by calling: 800-980-3927
More About Heroin Addiction
Heroin can be injected, smoked or inhaled by snorting. All three routes of admission will rapidly deliver the drug to the brain. Changes in the brain are initially characterized by uncontrollable drug seeking compulsions – no matter how severe the consequences. Physical dependence to heroin can occur quickly as it is a highly addictive opioid. Most abusers require a medically supervised detox to help reduce heroin withdrawal sickness. Heroin has repercussions that extend far beyond the individual.
People who inject drugs such as heroin are at high risk of contracting the HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) virus. These diseases are transmitted through contact with blood or other bodily fluids, which can occur when sharing needles or other injection drug use equipment. HCV is the most common bloodborne infection in the Unites States. HIV (and less often HCV) can also be contracted during unprotected sex, which drug use makes more likely.
People who regularly use heroin often develop a tolerance, which means that they need higher and/or more frequent doses of the drug to get the desired effects. A substance use disorder (SUD) is when continued use of the drug causes issues, such as health problems and failure to meet responsibilities at work, school, or home. An SUD can range from mild to severe, the most severe form being addiction.
Those who are addicted to heroin and stop using the drug abruptly may have severe withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms—which can begin as early as a few hours after the drug was last taken. Researchers are studying the long-term effects of opioid addiction on the brain. Studies have shown some loss of the brain’s white matter associated with heroin use, which may affect decision-making, behavior control, and responses to stressful situations.
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More About Heroin Addiction Interventions
In our initial phone interview, we will discuss relevant issues in order to do a thorough evaluation. Once a comprehensive profile is factored in, a strategy will be developed that is tailored around your loved one’s particular situation. Cost, logistics, time frame and any other questions or concerns you have will also be answered.
Finding the right intervention specialist is the most important first step to ensuring the person you care about receives proper health care. Families, friends, employers colleagues and co-workers are encouraged to reach out to us. Trying to manage destructive behaviors and/or mental health related conditions without professional assistance can potentially be fatal. Addiction and mental health disorders are complex, and often pose challenges when it comes to the person accepting help, being properly diagnosed and following treatment plans. Aligning yourself to a qualified professional who understands the serious nature of a heroin addiction and the mental health related components many sufferers experience is critical.
If someone you care about needs help, take the next step… Move forward – because without change – it will not get better.
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1. No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals. Matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to each individual’s particular problems and needs is critical to his or her ultimate success in returning to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and society.
2. Treatment needs to be readily available. Individuals who are addicted to drugs may be uncertain about entering treatment, so taking advantage of opportunities when they are ready for treatment is crucial. Potential treatment applicants can be lost if treatment is not immediately available or is not readily accessible.
3. Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. To be effective, treatment must address the individual’s drug use and any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational and legal problems.
4. An individual’s treatment plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that the plan meets the person’s changing needs. A patient may require varying combinations of services and treatment components during the course of treatment and recovery. In addition to counseling or psychotherapy, a patient at times may require medication, other medical services, family therapy, parenting instruction, vocational rehabilitation, and social and legal services. It is critical that the treatment approach be appropriate to the individual’s age, gender, ethnicity, and culture.
5. Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. The appropriate duration for an individual depends on his or her problems and needs. Research indicates that for most patients, the threshold of significant improvement is reached at about 3 months in treatment. After this threshold is reached, additional treatment can produce further progress toward recovery. People often leave treatment prematurely, so programs should include strategies to engage and keep patients.
6. Counseling (individual and/or group) and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction. In therapy, patients address issues of motivation, build skills to resist drug use, replace drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding nondrug-using activities and improve problem-solving abilities. Behavioral therapy also facilitates interpersonal relationships and the individual’s ability to function in the family and community.
7. Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies. For patients with mental disorders, both behavioral treatments and medications can be critically important.
8. Chemically dependent individuals with coexisting mental disorders should have both disorders treated in an integrated way. Addictive disorders and mental disorders often occur in the same individual. Patients presenting for either condition should be assessed and treated for the co-occurrence disorder type.
9. Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use. Medical detoxification safely manages the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal associated with stopping drug use. While detoxification alone is rarely sufficient to help addicts achieve long-term abstinence, for some individuals it is a strongly indicated precursor to effective drug addiction treatment.
10. Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. Strong motivation can facilitate the treatment process. Sanctions or enticements in the family, employment setting, or criminal justice system can increase significantly both treatment entry and retention rates and the success of drug treatment.
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