O Overland Park, Kansas is the second most populous city in the state, with 173,372 residents. This suburb of Kansas City brings the best of all worlds together. From great shopping to spending the day at the botanical gardens, or Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead there is something for every age group and to suit everyone’s taste.
Even in cities like Overland Park, there individuals that are suffering addicted to drugs, alcohol or both. Addiction is a disease and not a moral failing, meaning that no amount of values can make someone immune. Millions of Americans are affected by this disease.
According to the National Institute of Health, NIH, approximately one in ten Americans struggle with substance abuse. Given that when one person gets addicted, the entire family suffers, the disease of addiction devastates the majority of people in the United States today.
There are a million ways to stage an intervention and several different models. Some think that it is most effective if done after a significantly traumatic event, such as a car accident or overdose, however if you wait you run the risk of the person dying as a result of such an event.
The disease of addiction is deadly and any and all effort should be made to get the person struggling with substance abuse the help he or she needs. An intervention is, simply, a conversation where the person is confronted about his or her using and encouraged to seek treatment. If the person does not utilize the help being offered, it does not equal failure. Any step in the right direction is a success.
Many people find the guidance of a professional interventionist to greatly benefit the outcome of the intervention. A professional can help you prepare statements, rehearse and thus know what to expect, and may sit in on the actual intervention and help guide, direct and keep the conversation calm.
You can stage an intervention anywhere and anytime. You may wish to speak to a professional to determine what will work best for your loved one.
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Anyone struggling with substance abuse is strongly encouraged to find a local Twelve Step meeting and get connected to others who have been where you are. Twelve Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous prove the most effective way to treat the disease of addiction. Fellow program members support and help guide each other through even the toughest moments in life. Together we can overcome any obstacle. If you are struggling with substance abuse, find a meeting in your area and start living a life better than imagined.
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