Our team of professionals has helped countless families in California with their intervention needs by providing consultation and on-site interventionists.
California is one of the most popular locations for the intervention services offered by Family First Intervention. Our California intervention services are especially needed and ultimately effective due to the large number of treatment centers in the state that can address your loved one’s specific type of addiction.
If you have a child, spouse, sibling or other loved one who is struggling with addiction, it’s important to seek the help of a properly trained professional who can narrow down your search for treatment. Family First Intervention offers California drug and alcohol interventions of the highest quality for you and your family.
Mike Loverde, MHS, CIP
President & Founder, Family First Intervention
Lisa Loverde, CADC
Vice President & Program Director
Joseph R Novak, CIP, CCMI-Intern, NCIP, NCRIC-I
Intervention Coordinator & Intervention Counselor
Amy Cooper, CAC
Family Aftercare Coordinator
Director of Operations
Regina Giammona, CADC II
Family Recovery Coach
An intervention is not about how to control the substance user; it is about how to let go of believing you can.
Los Angeles County Treatment Admissions Data
If we take a microscope to Los Angeles County, we get a better idea of what kind of substances Californians are abusing. According to 2013 numbers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the following substances, in order, were cited as the primary reason for admissions into addiction treatment centers in the county:
- Marijuana (27 percent)
- Alcohol (22 percent)
- Heroin (20 percent)
- Methamphetamine (19 percent)
- Cocaine (7 percent)
- Prescription Opiates/Opioids (3 percent)
It’s worth noting that nearly 60 percent of primary marijuana admissions were for adolescents younger than 18. The drug that appears to be on a worrisome rise in recent years in Los Angeles County, however, is methamphetamine.
California Alcohol Intervention: Get Help Sooner, Rather than Later
California alcohol interventions are common when a family has waited too long for their loved one to change, having been unable to make it happen alone. There are subtle differences that separate an alcoholic from an individual who is addicted to drugs, and it is important to enlist the aid of a professional interventionist who is experienced in handling different family dynamics.
It is imperative that you seek help as soon as you can for a loved one who is addicted to alcohol. Start by requesting our California alcohol intervention services. The wear and tear that occurs to the body and mind of an alcoholic is very dangerous, and the sooner you seek help, the better chance he or she will have at making a full recovery.
Professionals Who Can Lead Your California Drug Intervention
Families seeking to initiate a California drug intervention almost always require the help of a trained professional. At Family First Intervention, we understand that drug problems typically stem from much deeper issues. Our California drug intervention specialists have the experience to train the family in a proactive manner, educating each family member on the level of care required and how each person can approach their loved one in a non-confrontational way. Family First will work with your family to ensure your loved one gets admitted to the proper treatment center and then returns to a more positive, healthy home environment.
After the California Intervention Is Complete
Once we’ve completed the addiction intervention and your loved one has accepted responsibility, it’s time to proceed to the best-equipped treatment center for his or her specific needs. Our California intervention services ensure that your loved one will be heading to the treatment center that is most likely to foster a successful recovery.
A successful intervention can help your loved one recover the life that seemed hopelessly lost. Inspiration, healing and hope are possible for you and your family.
California Addiction Stats and Info
To get a better idea of the substance abuse landscape in California, let’s take a look at a few statistics and facts:
Here are a few more eye-opening statistics worth paying attention to:
- In 2014, 20 counties in California (mostly in the northern half) had more than 20 drug-poisoning deaths per 100,000 residents, according to the CDC. In 2002, only two counties saw such a high rate.
- California’s 4,000-plus annual drug overdose deaths are higher than the number of traffic fatalities in the state each year.