Located in suburban Cook County, Illinois, Family First Intervention is a specialized group of professional interventionists that helps families all over the country who have been impacted by drug or alcohol addiction. Because of our close proximity to Indiana, residents are able to access our drug and alcohol intervention services quickly and easily.

Because we work in Indiana so often, we’ve become quite familiar with some of the treatment centers in the area. Therefore, after we perform an intervention for a family, we’re able to recommend the most suitable in-state treatment center for their loved one, although we often recommend out-of-state treatment too. We’ll explain that in greater detail later on this page.

Before we break down how our intervention process works in Indiana, let’s take a quick look at how addiction and substance abuse is affecting your state.

Indiana Substance Abuse Stats & Info

When it comes to substance abuse treatment admissions in Indiana, marijuana is actually the most-cited primary drug, at least as of 2014, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

As for drug use overall, Indiana has seen a recent uptick in drug overdose deaths. From 2013 to 2014, Indiana’s drug overdose death rate shot up 9.6 percent, making it one of only 14 states to see a significant statistical increase during those two years, according to the CDC. In fact, from 2011 to 2013, Indiana averaged 16 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 residents, the 15th-highest rate in the nation. The Indianapolis Star reports nearly half of those deaths were due to prescription drugs.

Since 2008 in Indiana, the drug overdose death rate has consistently eclipsed the motor vehicle traffic-related death rate, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Also worth noting is that an estimated 464,000 Indiana residents were dependent on or abused illicit drugs or alcohol within a single year, based on 2013 and 2014 national surveys published by SAMHSA.

And here are the most recent Indiana treatment admissions statistics, per SAMHSA:

  • More than 24,000 people were admitted in the state for drug and alcohol addiction treatment in 2010, 65 percent of whom were male.
  • Indiana boasted just under 300 facilities for drug and alcohol treatment in 2009. Roughly half of them offered mental health services as well.
  • In 2011, just over 4,000 people who entered treatment cited alcohol as the primary substance of abuse. Another 5,000-plus people were admitted for alcohol addiction along with a secondary substance.

Our Process for Drug & Alcohol Intervention in Indiana

Here’s a quick rundown on how we set up and perform a drug and/or alcohol abuse intervention in Indiana:

  • We start by taking your call, listening to your concerns and getting to know your loved one’s history with substance abuse. Internally, our team then decides on the best intervention counselor we have for your situation, based on the addict’s age, substance of choice and family composition.
  • We schedule the date your intervention is to be performed. We want as many of your family members to be in on the intervention as possible, so sometimes we schedule the intervention several days or weeks out, giving you time to help your family make accommodations.
  • Our interventionist comes out to meet you as well as other family members at a place of your choosing in Indiana. Our specialist won’t meet the individual who needs help until the following day or several days later. During that first day of meeting your family, our interventionist listens to everybody’s concerns and helps align everybody’s objectives for the intervention.
  • We perform the intervention, usually at your or a family member’s house. The focus of the intervention is actually almost as much on the family as it is on the struggling individual. This is because addiction causes rifts and pain family-wide. The session will provide education on addiction and intervention, in addition to looking into possible treatment options.
  • We finish up by helping the individual find appropriate treatment services. Oftentimes, we actually recommend long-term treatment out of state or far beyond the individual’s stomping grounds. We find that the environment usually needs to change in order for the mindset to start to change.

Our Pledge to You

We don’t want your family to ever again suffer the pain that addiction causes, so we take a deep investment in your loved one’s progress in treatment. Family First Intervention wants to bring your loved one back from the clutches of addiction, and our intervention services give you a number of tools to help make that a reality.