This is one of the great hurdles we face. With intervention, we always lay out not just the statistical facts, but the facts based on our experience. An individual who is in treatment for 90 days is 5 times more likely to have sustained sobriety versus 30 days of care. Think about this: let’s say your loved one has drank/used drugs for ten years on a consistent basis. That’s 3,650 days of the body being dominated by mind altering substances.
Thirty days of being in a treatment setting is a great start, but the individual is far from what we consider stabilized. They might be referred to as “medically stabilized” meaning they are moved out of a detox setting, but the body and mind are in a healing state that takes a bit of time.
Even 60 days of treatment is far better than 30 days. When meeting with a family for the pre-intervention (this is the day prior to the actual intervention) we discuss what looks best from an outcome perspective. We share the facts with them and allow them to make a decision based on the information provided.
As independent interventionists we are not employed by any treatment facility. Our goal is to give the individual the best chance for sustained, long-term sobriety. Before the day of the actual intervention, everyone who participates will have a complete understanding of not only how the intervention will work, but the plan for their loved one with regard to the scope of treatment.
As experienced interventionists we are here to guide you through the process from beginning to treatment admission, and post-treatment continuing care plans. When working with us we will provide you with treatment options that are best suited for your loved one.