24 Jan Vancouver Interventions Lead to Long-Term Recovery
According to the 2012 Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey, an estimated 21.6% of Canada’s population met the criteria for a substance use disorder. That’s a quarter of the country’s population. Everyone knows someone who has struggled with substance abuse, and while addiction is a disease that can be treated, many addicts who enter treatment will backslide multiple times. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40 to 60 percent of drug addicts will relapse from their plan of treatment. The good news is that 40 to 60 percent will also go on to complete a successful recovery. So what factors lead to a successful, long-term recovery?
Long-term Recovery through Intervention and Support
A professional interventionist can provide family and friends the knowledge they need to approach the situation with a clearer understanding of the addict and the addiction. An interventionist can also provide information on treatment centers and clinics, and once they have gained an understanding about you and your situation, they can make professional recommendations to ensure you find the clinic that suits your needs.
A professional interventionist also knows the importance of ongoing support during the recovery process.
Peer support groups and individual counseling are a highly effective and empowering method of managing substance abuse. In fact, peer support is a key component of many addiction treatments and recovery programs including 12-step programs, the community reinforcement approach, and programs within therapeutic communities. Many interventionists will offer a program of counseling support to guide you and your family through the entire process.
Support and Treatment in Vancouver
People can recover from substance abuse when the right treatments, support, and services are available. The road to recovery is long and full of hard work and obstacles; but help is at hand. A trained and licensed interventionist can develop a program that includes the support that is needed throughout the recovery process.
This can include peer support, counseling, outreach and engagement, mutual aid, relapse prevention, and continuing care.
At Andy Bhatti, we guide our intervention clients into treatment and set them on the path to long-term recovery, and all along the way we provide the support they need. Quite often, we see families who can’t afford treatment centres, and that’s why we offer month-to-month affordable outpatient treatment programs in Vancouver.
If you or a loved one needs help with addiction, please don’t wait. Take the first step towards recovery and a life free from addiction abuse.