Frequently Asked Questions
. One of the more popular questions that we receive is "Does _____ actually need treatment"?
. If you are trying to determine whether or not your loved one needs treatment, ask yourself the following:
What is the "ruin" in his or her life, or in the lives of those around him/her? In other words, if their drug
or alcohol use is compared to a house fire, are we talking about the toaster having some smoke coming
out of it? Or are we talking about flames coming out of the windows and the roof is collapsing?
At what point would you call the fire department?
Note: It is not the frequency of the actions, rather the severity of the actions. In other words, if your loved one only drinks once a month, but burns down the house every time that he/she drinks, the "ruin" is huge. Therefore, you are not dealing
with an addiction, rather substance abuse. Either way, change is needed.
. Do we need to hire an interventionist?
. Have you asked the individual to go to treatment? Did they say no? Or, are you not sure how to approach them in a manner
that will give you the best chances of them accepting the treatment help? If you said yes to these questions, it may be best
to hire an interventionist.
. Do you help us locate a treatment center
for our loved one?
. Absolutely. If you have one in mind, that is great. If not, we will research and present you with the best options. There is no fee for us helping you find a center that matches up well with your needs.
. What is the average success rate of drug treatment
. About 10% nationally. This is primarily due to the large number of state run centers that are running people through their
programs that have no desire for change. Combine that with the limited amount of treatment that they can provide
their state budget. Once you get into the pay centers, your success rates tend to rise quite a bit.