Seattle is an extremely vibrant and diverse coastal seaport city located in the state of Washington. Seattle is the largest city in the state and actually the largest in the Pacific Northwest region. Seattle has a metro population of about 3.6 million, making it the fastest-growing major city in the U.S. as of 2013. Seeing as it is located on the between Puget Sound which is an inlet to the Pacific Ocean and Lake Washington, and is about 100 miles south of the Canada/U.S. border, the city of Seattle is a major economic and transportation hub and center of trade with Asia and the 8th largest port in the nation. The city of Seattle is a center for technology and home to many technology-based companies including Amazon.com, Microsoft and T-Mobile.
Like other major cities, Seattle is faced with accommodating the treatment needs of residents who get caught up in alcohol and drug abuse. Because it is such a well-established city however, there are many treatment programs for any type of addiction no matter how severe. If someone is severely dependent to drugs or alcohol because of long-term chronic use, the best solution for them is an inpatient or residential drug rehab program which provides a comprehensive treatment plan. These programs can provide safe detox services, which is very important when someone is withdrawing from alcohol or drugs which may cause life-threatening symptoms as they detox from them. The most important part of treatment however are services that can help Seattle residents determine what triggers their substance abuse, and then helping them with behavioral therapy, life skills training and other services which can set them up for a drug free future.
There are a few different drug and alcohol intervention methods and strategies that families in Seattle may choose to employ. The most effective among these include the Johnson Intervention Model, the Family Invitational Model, and the Systemic Intervention Model.
This is the model that most people visualize when they think about an intervention. This strategy involves confronting the addict when they are not expecting it, as well as expressing to them how their behavior has affected both themselves and everyone in the presentation.
The team will then insist that the addict get treatment from a facility already set up by the family - ensuring them that they will provide their support throughout the endeavor. If the addict refuses to go to the rehab program, the team will make guidelines explaining the consequences the addict will suffer in case they refuse treatment.
This real threat of consequences might be what makes the Johnson Model the most successful out of of all the intervention strategies. Nevertheless, some people might feel that this model involves too much confrontation, and might prefer to opt for a different intervention approach.
This is another intervention model you might want to look in to. The main idea is that it doesn't use the surprise element of the previously discussed Johnson model. Instead, the addict will be made aware of what is going to take place when they are asked to attend the arranged meeting.
The addict will also be allowed the choice to decide if they will participate in the intervention meeting, as well as respond to the issues and the proposed solutions raised at the intervention.
In this model, the loved ones will meet up with a trained and certified therapist - with the addict present. The therapist will help steer the discussions towards healing and finding realistic solutions to the problem - which may or may not involve the addict checking into an addiction rehabilitation program.
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