Storm “Sandy” Leaves Some People without Treatment

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The United States East Coast was hit by a hurricane named “Sandy” late in October. Millions of people were impacted by this devastating natural disaster. The storm killed over 100 people and left thousands of people with destroyed homes and businesses and millions without power.  This was the biggest storm to hit the US in years.

With such large amount of businesses and homes still without power, it’s no wonder the unemployment rate has gone up and many businesses are left with no choice but to remain closed until power is restored. With several mental health and addiction treatment centers being located on the East Coast, you can only imagine how many are still not up and operational – leaving their client’s without treatment.

Many people already in treatment or recovery are now dealing with trauma and stress from the effects of Sandy and they are left with nowhere to turn for help. The beds in detox and treatment centers that do have power are now full of Sandy victims and unavailable to those who are in need of detox or chemical dependency treatments.

If you are need of help and have a hard time finding a local treatment center, please call Family First Intervention. We have partnerships across the entire United States and we can help place you or your loved one in a treatment program outside of the areas impacted by hurricane Sandy. We can work with you and your family remotely, helping you with everything from the intervention process to the treatment program placement that is right for you – even during this difficult time.

The professional intervention counselors at Family First Intervention care about you and your family and our hearts go out to all of those that have been affected by this devastating storm. We understand that this is a hard time for those in need of treatment and can be a test for those who are currently sober. Traumatic events, such as the loss of life, property, job and routine can also be responsible for relapse.

Don’t let the lack of local resources prevent you from reaching out for help. There are people across the United States that can become a resource for you remotely and help you get the attention you need in this difficult time. Call now to speak to one of our caring staff, just dial 888.907.9752 and we will answer all of your questions.


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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