Special Message from Scott J. Watson

If you are reading this, chances are that you have a loved one stuggling with addiction.  For most families that means a mix of fear, worry, dread, anger and many attempts to help.  Nearly everyday, I hear a story of a person spinning out of control.  For some that means anger, rage and despair.  For others it means financial ruin, being locked up and medical, marital and vocational concerns. The good news is that we can help!

Addiction and substance use impacts each member of the family in a different way.  The drug or behavior of choice (or no choice) doesn’t matter.  Some addicts use alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, gambling, sex or prescription pain pills and heroin in an effort to change how they feel or cope.  Addiction often means that a person has experienced a loss of control in his or her life. At Heartland Intervention, we work to have people choose a life of recovery rather than a life of addiction.  It is a choice that I have made and a choice that your loved one can make as well.
Addiction is a family problem.  By that, I mean that the family frequently spends as much time caring for, worrying about, covering up and obsessing over the addicted person as she does getting, using and recovering from her substance of choice.  The clinical term for this is co-dependency.  A wonderful by-product of intervention is to teach the family how to only support the addict in recovery rather than in their current patters of substance use.

People ask me all the time how and why I work in addiction recovery for a living.  The best reason is that I have a front row seat to watch people dramatically turn their lives around.  It is exciting to watch marriages heal, families reunite, financial pictures improve and people feel better about themselves.  None of that can happen when a person is trapped in addiction.

So don’t wait!  Heartland Intervention is a leader in intervention services in Indiana and beyond. Call us at 317-752-8811 and we can begin the recovery process for you or your loved-one.