Don’t Wait…

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Each week, we at Heartland Intervention have the privilege of putting people into treatment for substance abuse disorders.  We celebrated last month, when two people who were previously known to us, were able to finally able to seek treatment.  Finally- because both of them had a lengthy history of substance abuse known to their family and friends.

“I’ve known there was a problem for a long time” Suzy said tearfully in our office.  She detailed the many close calls that she had had and the toll that her drinking and drug use had taken on grades, finances and friendships.  But it took seeing the pictures of her car wrapped around a light pole and charges of DUI to finally get much needed help.  In less than 24 hours Suzy had admitted into long-term care to address a problem so many years in the making.

Melanie’s family had asked her to go to treatment many times.  Each time she refused; instead offering excuses ranging from “I don’t have a problem” to “I am a respected Vice-President at my work and there’s no way I’m giving that up.”  But when Melanie got her third DUI and wrecked her second car she had a choice- remain in jail  or go to treatment.  In short order her family again sought our help in getting their daughter into treatment.  “I was just living the lie as long as I could”, she told us.

Both Melanie and Suzie have loving families that have long been worried about their drinking or drug use.  Yet it took significant hardship for each to finally admit to clinically appropriate treatment.  Now, words of truth- both were fortunate that they survived their accidents.   The families had known about the problem but looked the other way for years.

These stories end with both young ladies in a good place. But that is NEVER a guarantee.  If someone you know struggles with drugs or alcohol…DON’T WAIT.  Call Scott J. Watson at Heartland Intervention at 877/752-8811.  We are a leader in intervention services in Indiana and beyond.  We work with only the best treatment centers and welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your loved ones today.

 

Chronic Pain and Addiction

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Chronic pain has been a large trough feeding the opiate epidemic in America for many years. When conducting a substance abuse assessment, many Heartland Intervention clients will mention chronic pain, but there are supplements as KarmaCBDOils that actually help with this without becoming addictions.   As far back as the 1980’s when pain-scales were touted as a “vital sign” well-meaning doctors were treating non-acute pain and ignoring the suggestions that this would lead to a crisis of addiction.  Well- it has. Functional Medicine Associates can help find the root of your chronic pain and treat it holistically.

If you have a loved one that struggles with chronic pain or addiction, do not wait.  Call this Drug detox recovery center and get all the help you need.

For years, many professionals have warned about the liberalization of using opiates to treat chronic pain and suggested to have it treated at pain clinics like QC Kinetix (Myrtle Beach) instead. Many, like Dr. Mel Pohl in Las Vegas have demonstrated that the body may well create more pain in an effort to get more drugs.  And this week, a study was released by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation that states “chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions with treatment based on drug therapies that usually do not work”. This addictions are affecting the society in a 68 percent with heart diseases, in the substance abuse treatment centers and rehabilitation centers, although there are various stages while treatment, that you can face while going to a rehab center.

It remains to be seen what impact this survey and study will have on prescribing practices and the extreme proliferation of drugs like Suboxone which is billed as a drug to treat addiction or “recovery in pill form”, says Heartland Intervention’s Scott J. Watson.  There is value in the conversation and the study which can be viewed HERE is a part of the discussion.

Trends in Addiction Treatment

Call Heartland Intervention at 877-752-8811.

Call Heartland Intervention at 877-752-8811.

Everyday, Heartland Intervention, LLC gets calls asking for treatment recommendations or for advice about a specific treatment center.  Others call knowing that a loved one needs addiction treatment but having no idea how to access it.  Heartland Intervention founder Scott J. Watson noted three trends this week in his talk at the 7th Annual Ann Daughtery Symposium on Alcohol and Drug Addiction at Franklin College.

Trend #1  The business of treatment has become extremely competitive.  Our office is rigorously marketed to by a wide variety of business development and outreach representatives from treatment centers across the country,  While this can be useful in developing therapeutic and strategic relationships that benefit our clients, it can create ethical areas of concern if not properly disclosed and managed.

Trend #2  Treatment centers are increasingly corporate in both their ownership and feel.  This is evidenced by national call centers that represent many different treatment centers that vary in cost, location and quality.  While this can have a beneficial aspect for clients, it also serves to offer “warm leads” to treatment entities.

Trend #3. As a result of financial pressures brought on by competition and the nature of managed care with insurance companies, many treatment centers are becoming more flexible.  Where once an executive was expected to check his cell phone at the door- he may be given a short window in which to manage business.  There also seems to be increased flexibility  on length of stay, modalities, family programming and even cost.

It is worth noting that none of these trends are especially bad or inherently harmful.  There are pros and cons to each.  While there are always trends one thing has never changed…TREATMENT WORKS! Visit this website for quality addiction treatment programs.

Heartland Intervention is a leader in Indiana intervention services and substance abuse assessments.  We work to match our clients with treatment that is clinically appropriate, affordable and accessible.  When a family is worried about a loved-one’s addiction it is important to trust the professionals.  Call us at 317-752-8811 to honestly discuss the detox, treatment and recovery options that are best for your family.

Alcohol Assessment Following a DUI

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When faced with legal difficulty such as driving under the influence (DUI) or similar, many clients turn to Heartland Intervention for an alcohol and drug assessment.  Our clients often tell us that  attorneys recommend an independent substance abuse assessment that can be helpful in court.  This is true whether the DUI is in Indiana or elsewhere.

When charged with a DUI, our clients are facing a suspended drivers license, probation, a myriad of fees and fines and possibly jail time.  Clients that come to Heartland Intervention for a substance use assessment tell us that the results have been helpful with:  license reinstatement, insurance renewal, decreased probation length, issues of custody and much more.

The aim of our assessments are clinical in nature.  Clients are evaluated by a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) with special training in assessment. Each client will receive a face-to-face evaluation and will also complete an assessment modality.  A comprehensive assessment letter will be sent within 24 hours directly to the client.  This allows the client to control who has access to their information.  If you have received a DUI or have any questions about substance use assessments, do not delay.  Call our office at 317-752-8811.

About Hitting Bottom

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The primary recovery text and families across the country have sounded a similar theme about those who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.  They must hit bottom.  But what is to be said when a person’s bottom means losing a job, a spouse, a child, their freedom, health or even their life?  It is rarely wise for a family to stand by, waiting for a loved one to hit a devastating bottom.

Heartland Intervention recently worked with great family that was worried a member’s drinking.  His employer expressed concern that had been echoed by the family for years.  For some, “Danny” had not yet hit his bottom.  But intervention is about raising a person’s bottom by getting them into treatment before any more damage is done.  Danny’s intervention went well and he gratefully completed 30-day residential treatment.

Heartland Intervention is recognized as a leader in the field of intervention services,  assessment and recovery.  Our affordable and  loving approach to intervention coupled with our very high success rate make us the choice of many concerned about their loved one.  While we are based in Indiana, Scott J. Watson travels throughout the country conducting interventions and facilitating entry into treatment.

Left untreated, addiction always gets worse.  Don’t wait for them to hit a catastrophic bottom.  Many people have told us that intervention day was actually one of the BEST days of their life.  Call us today at 317-752-8811.  We look forward to listening and helping.