One can’t look at the beautiful landscape of Colorado, with the mountains, waterfalls, and star-studded skies, and not be in awe. However, even with the picturesque views, addiction can prevent someone from seeing the benefits of living in Colorado; and an intervention might be the only way to stop this pattern from continuing.
Denial of addiction or a problem with a harmful habit is a notorious action an addicted person will make, so intervention is important to bring the addiction out in the open. A staged meeting between an addicted person and his/her loved ones, with the guidance of an experienced interventionist, an intervention allows loved ones to share their hope for change in the addicted person before it is too late.
Sometimes the belief is that a person has to hit rock bottom before they will accept help but Intervention.com believes there is never a better time than now to let your loved one know there is help, and recovery is possible.
Opioid and Heroin Abuse Statistics in Colorado
Although the opioid overdose rate is below the national average, in a seven-year period (2010-2017), Colorado has experienced a five-time increase in heroin overdose deaths and double the number of opioid overdose deaths. Opioid deaths are the result of increased convenience to fatal opioids, such as methadone, fentanyl, and other prescriptions.
Sadly, opioid abuse has also been exposed more to children through its use during pregnancy, as recent information shows a 69% increase in babies with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome from 2011 to 2016.
In regards to heroin, addiction isn’t the only thing on the rise, as cases of hepatitis C have increased in Colorado due to the use of intravenous heroin use. More than 17% of new cases of hepatitis C are the result of heroin use intravenously.
Now more than ever is the time for a drug intervention if your loved one is struggling with an opioid and/or heroin addiction. Our Colorado drug intervention helps to awaken an addicted person to the dangers of drug abuse and what their actions are doing to those that love them. As they see and learn the consequences of continuing their habit, the goal is that they make the choice to stop and get help to reach sobriety.
Meet our Interventionists in Colorado
Our founder, Brad Lamm, knows the challenges that come with admitting you have an addiction and need help. Beginning his own recovery process from addiction in 2003, Brad makes sure our interventionists are professional, courteous, and willing to calmly navigate any situation that might arise in an intervention.
Our Colorado intervention locations have interventionists with extensive professional backgrounds who have successfully aided in several interventions that have led to treatment and eventual recovery. We seek to work with families of addicted people to let them know they aren’t alone in this journey, and that we have tools and resources available to make an intervention as successful as possible.
The goal overall is to ensure that the addicted person is handled with dignity as they grapple with the decision to get treatment and that they feel encircled in love and respect by our team and their loved ones.