How to Keep Someone In Treatment

in treatmentUnfortunately it isn’t all that uncommon for people who are enrolled in a substance abuse treatment center to try to leave before completing their rehabilitation program. This is usually called a discharge against medical advice (AMA).

There can be many factors leading to someone’s decision to stop their treatment. Some of these may include a sense of wellbeing after detox despite not receiving any other therapy, complete denial of their problem, drug or alcohol cravings, fear of facing their underlying causes, or plenty of other possible reasons. Whatever someone’s excuse may be, in their minds they are right and it takes quite a bit of work to get them through their desire to leave.

This is why we have developed an in-treatment intervention service. We work with people who are in the middle of their rehabilitation programs to help them so they decide to stay and finish what they started. This service of course benefits the individuals to give them a better chance at successful recovery, but it also helps the families and the treatment centers as well.

Retention rates give a good indication of how effective a rehabilitation program may be, and working with an interventionist who can provide in-treatment interventions helps to increase those overall retention rates by reducing the number of people who leave AMA.

Whether you have a loved one in treatment who is currently trying to leave, or a facility looking to improve retention rates, contact Family First Intervention today to find out more about our intervention services.

Mike Loverde

As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), member of NAATP, NAADAC, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Mike Loverde knows first-hand what it’s like to live life with addiction. By overcoming it, he had a calling to work with others who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions—the people who use and the families who feel helpless watching them decay.

With thousands of interventions across the United States done and many more to come, Loverde continues to own the intervention space, since 2005, by working with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who need expert assistance for their patients who need intervention. To further his impact on behavioral health and maximize intervention effectiveness, Loverde is near completion of a Masters in Addiction Studies (MHS) accreditation, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and is committed to attaining the designation of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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