An intervention is a process that helps people understand how their drug or alcohol use has become destructive to themselves or others. The goal of an intervention is to lovingly and respectfully encourage a loved one to seek help for their addiction to drugs or alcohol. This is often the first step to recovery.
As part of an intervention, family and friends are educated about substance abuse so they can support their loved one’s recovery process in an informed and unified way. If you need help with an intervention, Clean & Sober Recovery Services will work with you to find professional assistance.
Dependency on drugs and alcohol may call for a detoxification (“detox”) that reduces physical discomfort while monitoring health and safety. When someone has become dependent on drugs or alcohol, it’s difficult and potentially dangerous to abruptly stop consuming them. Once the body has become accustomed to the presence of alcohol or drugs, stopping suddenly will cause uncomfortable and intense symptoms of “withdrawal.” This can include anxiety, physical pain and intense cravings. Those strong physical and mental cravings often force people to resume their drug of choice.
Caution! Stopping the abuse of drugs or alcohol without professional support is often unsuccessful and may be very dangerous. In the case of addiction to alcohol or benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax), abruptly stopping can lead to serious health consequences including extreme anxiety, hallucinations, seizures, and death.
During your detox at Clean & Sober Recovery Services, our treatment team will work with you to make sure you are as safe and comfortable as possible. We’re here to guide you to on this first step to creating a healthy life free of alcohol or drugs. Our in-house detox in our residential treatment center will create a smooth transition to treatment.
We will help you figure out if a detox is necessary. Call us at (916) 990-0190 for assistance.