Prescription Addiction Intervention
Prescription drugs like opioids and benzos are among the most commonly abused in the United States. In fact, the rate of opioid abuse increased so much that the U.S. is currently in the middle of an opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, millions of people have been affected by prescription drug abuse and many of them didn’t survive their addiction due to a lack of addiction treatment. As a recovering addict, Brandon Novak understands how difficult it can be to get help for someone with an addiction. Denial prevents addicts from realizing the severity of their condition. Long-term prescription drug abuse often leads to an emergency room visit or overdose. If there’s someone in your life who refuses to understand the effect of their drug abuse, our prescription drug intervention can help.
Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction
Because prescription drugs are so common, it can be hard to catch the signs of prescription drug abuse in a loved one and even in yourself. The longer an addiction goes on without treatment, the worse it’ll get. While the initial warning signs of prescription pill abuse aren’t always clear, below are some common red flags that someone needs a prescription drug intervention to encourage them to seek help at an addiction treatment center:
- Stealing, forging, or selling prescriptions
- Taking more than the recommended dose
- Taking the dose more frequently than directed
- Sleeping too much or not enough
- Doctor shopping (jumping from one doctor to another for more prescriptions)
- Secretive behavior regarding their drug use
- Denial about their problem
- Increased or worsening sensitivity to pain (also known as hyperalgesia)
Witnessing a loved one battle addiction is heartbreaking. Despite the damage drug abuse can cause, the individual may still reject any form of help because of their physical dependency. Our prescription pill intervention services can provide you with the tools you’ll need to get your loved one on the path towards recovery.
How Does a Prescription Drug Intervention Work?
An intervention for prescription drug abuse focuses on convincing addicts to receive addiction treatment with the help of their families. An intervention usually consists of a group of people who are closest to the individual. A prescription drug intervention is usually set up and organized by the leader of the group. The leader will decide who attends, as well as the date, time, and location of the meeting. A script should also be written up before the meeting. A script is meant to act as a guideline the group can follow from the beginning to the end of the intervention. Without a script, the meeting can become disorganized and can quickly veer off track. During an intervention for a prescription pill addiction, each group member will read their intervention letters aloud, which are meant to express the person’s love for the addict. These letters aren’t meant to shame the individual, but rather remind them that they’re cared for.
As a certified intervention specialist (CIP) Brandon has helped numerous families get help for their loved ones. He’s trained and licensed to not only set up an effective intervention but to lead one as well. As a recovering heroin addict, Brandon has firsthand experience with drug abuse and the rehabilitation process. It took him years to achieve sobriety, but he never quit. His experience, determination, and training have equipped him to help others reach sobriety.