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Substance Abuse Intervention Programs

Programs that work with the families and friends and others who are concerned with the alcohol or other drug addiction of someone they love with the objective of helping those individuals create a crisis in the life of the chemically dependent person as the first step in helping them to recognize their disease and accept treatment. The program offers a guided process during which groups of concerned others express their feelings about the effects of chemical dependency on their own lives; develop the strength and objectivity to confront the one they love; plan and rehearse an intervention strategy where the individual is confronted with his or her behavior and the consequences of refusing to seek treatment; confirm a treatment plan including financial arrangements and bed availability; establish a date and time for the intervention; and carry out the intervention with the hope that the person will accept treatment.

Taxonomy Code: LX-847.840

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