It is important to understand that each substance abused does require a different approach in terms of the interventionist. Each intervention is handled according to what substance your teen or young adult is addicted to and what type of detox and treatment will be required for recovery.
Alcohol is technically a drug, however, most people put alcohol into it’s own category. You can see this when you refer to an alcoholic as a drug addict and see the reaction. Due to the legality and social acceptability of alcohol, we generally refer to those addicted to mood-altering substances as either an “alcoholic” or a “drug addict”. In dealing with a drug addict, we generally have two types of people needing a drug intervention — each of which is dealt with in a different way.
The binge user is someone who uses drugs periodically. Then, after each successive use, the binging becomes more pronounced – ultimately getting out of control. Performing a drug intervention on a binge user is generally an issue of timing. Depending on the drug involved, sometimes it is best to wait until after the binge. To understand, please select the specific drugs listed below to comprehend how each drug intervention is different. Again, a drug intervention on a binge user is dependent on the types of drugs involved.
The daily user is someone who uses drugs everyday in order to maintain their habit. As is the case with the binge user, a drug intervention on a daily user is also dependent on the drug involved. To understand this, please choose one of the specific drugs listed below in order to best comprehend how each drug intervention is different. Again, a drug intervention on a daily user is dependent on the types of drugs involved.
To understand the barriers involved in different types of drug interventions with each specific substance, please select the specific drugs listed below. If you are having difficulty in determining exactly which drugs your loved one is using, please contact Intervention INK to help you determine so you’ll have a better understanding of what the next step should be.