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Drug & Alcohol Addiction Intervention in Seattle, WA

You may believe that the person you love needs to hit “rock bottom” before treatment can be successful, but this is not always true. If you have a loved one who is dependent upon or abuses drugs or alcohol, an intervention can be the catalyst to recovery. Island Assessment and Counseling offers professional intervention for the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and the surrounding areas of Washington.

What is an Intervention?

An intervention is a process that attempts to move an addict to want to get clean by bringing friends and family together to tell how the alcohol and drug use affects their lives. Intervention is mediated by an experienced professional trained facilitate the process and show the addict how his destructive ways affect others and himself. This may be the first step to opening the eyes of the user. People lost in addiction often need to hear how much they are loved and even how much their dependency hurts those they love the most.

How Does an Intervention Work?

Interventions must be mediated by a qualified professional who is specially trained in this intense process. The reason is that even the most innocent comment can send the addict further into a spiral. Family and close friends prepare letters or statements that focus on what they love about the user and how the drugs and alcohol have affected their lives. The goal is to communicate the negative impacts of drugs and alcohol rather than to blame the user. During the session, the mediator quickly identifies any statements that may be perceived as blame and push the addict away rather than bring them closer to getting help.

Who Can Benefit from an Intervention?

Some people are able to recognize and accept when they need help with their addictions, but not everyone. Interventions are typically reserved for addicts so caught up in their addictions that the possibility of a fatal outcome is looming if the addict does not get help soon.

If you or someone you know needs an intervention, following are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you angry or frustrated with the negative effect of addiction on your family?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the chaos of addiction?
  • Do you need help to garner the support of your family to help the addict get treatment?
  • Do you need professional guidance and insight about which treatment centers are right for your situation?
  • Do you want more information about the options for drug and alcohol treatment?
  • Are you completely out of options for helping the person who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol because of the consistent denial that there’s a problem?
  • Do you find that you routinely convince yourself that the addiction will somehow resolve itself without help?
  • Do you feel confused because you are so enmeshed in the addict’s lifestyle and choices?
  • Do you feel hopeless?

If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, an intervention may be your best option.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Once you admit you are an addict, the path to recovery begins. You work with a group of specially trained counselors and medical professionals who guide and support you along the way. Your team may include physicians, nurses, counselors, psychologists and others who work together to meet your needs and provide the exact guidance and encouragement you need to maintain long-term sobriety.

Additionally, your journey does not end when you leave our facility once you complete your substance abuse treatment. We understand that returning to life after you stop using presents challenges, so we also provide the ongoing support you need.

Drug Abuse Intervention

Drug abuse and addiction consume a person’s life eventually overtaking that person’s life to the point that nothing else matters. Our drug abuse intervention program helps those caught in the spiral of drug abuse and addiction get the help they need to stop relying on drugs and change their lives.

Alcohol Intervention

Alcohol damages families and those who are dependent upon it. Our alcohol intervention program helps the person recognize the implications to those around them. This insight is often enough to motivate the person to seek rehab, counseling, and treatment.

What Happens During an Intervention?

The most important aspect of an intervention is to listen to the mediator, before and during the intervention. It is important to follow standards of intervention. Although it is difficult and painful to open yourself up to the addict, the outcome is positive.

How Much Does Intervention Cost in Seattle?

Intervention is often a critical step forward for the addict. We want to make it affordable for friends and families who need this additional level of support for their loved ones. Island Assessment and Counseling accepts most insurance plans. We also offer in-house payment plans for anyone who is uninsured or needs help with out-of-pocket expenses. You can pay for your portion of the cost with cash or credit cards.

Why Choose Island Assessment and Counseling for Your Intervention

Island Assessment and Counseling offers addicts:

  • More than 22 years’ experience
  • State-approved facility for holistically-based programs
  • Staff includes Certified Counselors, Licensed Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Evidence-based practices, such as 12-step, motivational and cognitive behavioral therapy

Are you watching someone you love slowly die because of their dependence on drugs and alcohol? Has drug or alcohol abuse overtaken your peace of mind and health? Island Assessment and Counseling, conveniently located in Seattle and Oak Harbor, is a highly-rated counseling center serving the residents of Washington State. Our interventions are the first step toward helping those who need rehab, dual diagnosis treatment and addiction treatment programs. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.


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