It's often difficult for someone to see the full impact their drug or alcohol dependence is having on the people they care for the most. That is when staging an intervention may be necessary.

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During detoxification, the abused drugs or alcohol are flushed from the system in a measured fashion. This is a challenging but critical step due to the withdrawal symptoms.

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Once detox is completed, the rehabilitation phase starts. The body and mind now begin their recovery while therapy carves a path toward long-term success and patient health.

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Leading a clean life of sobriety is a commitment to long-term health. Sober living communities offer ongoing care to those who feel they need the extra support to stay drug and alcohol free.

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Alcohol Intervention | Alcohol Treatment | Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol Intervention | Alcohol Treatment | Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol Intervention | Alcohol Treatment | Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol Interventions, Alcohol Treatment and Alcohol Recovery must be tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Any possible co-occurring disorders should be simultaneously addressed and treated.

Adolescents, teens, young adults, seniors, executives and faith-based individuals not only require alcohol programs that specifically fit them, but they need to be exposed to effective therapists, competent counselors and excellent medical personnel in order to gain confidence and build trust.

If you are interested in getting help for an alcohol problem or fell like you are losing someone you love due to excessive drinking, learn how to safely and successfully approach them with help: 800-980-3927



It is classed as a depressant, meaning that it slows down vital functions—resulting in slurred speech, unsteady movement, disturbed perceptions and an inability to react quickly.

As for how it affects the mind, it is best understood as a drug that reduces a person’s ability to think rationally and distorts his or her judgment.

Although classified as a depressant, the amount of alcohol consumed determines the type of effect. Most people drink for the stimulant effect, such as a beer or glass of wine taken to “loosen up.” But if a person consumes more than the body can handle, they then experience alcohol’s depressant effect. They start to feel “stupid” or lose coordination and control.

Alcohol overdose causes even more severe depressant effects (inability to feel pain, toxicity where the body vomits the poison, and finally unconsciousness or, worse, coma or death from severe toxic overdose). These reactions depend on how much is consumed and how quickly.

There are different kinds of alcohol. Ethyl alcohol (ethanol), the only alcohol used in beverages, is produced by the fermentation of grains and fruits. Fermenting is a chemical process whereby yeast acts upon certain ingredients in the food, creating alcohol.


If you or someone you love is suffering from alcohol abuse, please call our alcohol helpline for immediate assistance: 800-980-3927


Depending on how much is taken and the physical condition of the individual, alcohol can cause:

• Slurred speech
• Drowsiness
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Upset stomach
• Headaches
• Breathing difficulties
• Distorted vision and hearing
• Impaired judgment
• Decreased perception and coordination
• Unconsciousness
• Anemia (loss of red blood cells)
• Coma
• Blackouts (memory lapses, where the drinker cannot remember events that occurred while under the influence)


Binge drinking and continued alcohol use in large amounts are associated with many health problems, including:

• Unintentional injuries such as car crash, falls, burns, drowning
• Intentional injuries such as firearm injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence
• Increased on-the-job injuries and loss of productivity
• Increased family problems, broken relationships
• Alcohol poisoning
• High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases
• Liver disease
• Nerve damage
• Sexual problems
• Permanent damage to the brain
• Vitamin B1 deficiency, which can lead to a disorder characterized by amnesia, apathy and disorientation
• Ulcers
• Gastritis (inflammation of stomach walls)
• Malnutrition
• Cancer of the mouth and throat


If you or someone you love is suffering from alcohol dependency, please call our alcohol helpline for immediate assistance: 800-980-3927


Alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream via small blood vessels in the walls of the stomach and small intestine. Within minutes of drinking alcohol, it travels from the stomach to the brain, where it quickly produces its effects, slowing the action of nerve cells.
Approximately 20% of alcohol is absorbed through the stomach. Most of the remaining 80% is absorbed through the small intestine.

Alcohol is also carried by the bloodstream to the liver, which eliminates the alcohol from the blood through a process called “metabolizing,” where it is converted to a nontoxic substance. The liver can only metabolize a certain amount at a time, leaving the excess circulating throughout the body. Thus the intensity of the effect on the body is directly related to the amount consumed.
When the amount of alcohol in the blood exceeds a certain level, the respiratory (breathing) system slows down markedly, and can cause a coma or death, because oxygen no longer reaches the brain.


A young person’s body cannot cope with alcohol the same way an adult’s can.

Drinking is more harmful to teens than adults because their brains are still developing throughout adolescence and well into young adulthood. Drinking during this critical growth period can lead to lifelong damage in brain function, particularly as it relates to memory, motor skills (ability to move) and coordination.
According to research, young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21.


If you or someone you love is suffering from an alcohol problem, please call our alcohol helpline for immediate assistance: 800-980-3927


Binge drinking is the practice of consuming large quantities of alcohol in a single session, usually defined as five or more drinks at one time for a man, or four or more drinks at one time for a woman.

About 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.


Alcohol dependence (alcoholism) consists of four symptoms:

• Craving: a strong need, or compulsion, to drink.
• Loss of control: the inability to limit one’s drinking on any given occasion.
• Physical dependence: withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness and anxiety, occur when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking.

Serious dependence can lead to life-threatening withdrawal symptoms including convulsions, starting eight to twelve hours after the last drink. The delirium tremens (D.T.’s) begins three to four days later where the person becomes extremely agitated, shakes, hallucinates and loses touch with reality.

• Tolerance: the need to drink greater amounts of alcohol in order to get high.

An increasingly heavy drinker often says he could stop whenever he chooses—he just never “chooses” to do so. Alcoholism is not a destination, but a progression, a long road of deterioration in which life continuously worsens.


When consumed by pregnant mothers, alcohol enters the bloodstream, passes through the placenta and enters the fetus (unborn child).

Alcohol can damage a fetus at any stage of pregnancy, but is most serious in the first few months. There is a risk of alcohol-related birth defects including growth deficiencies, facial abnormalities, and damage to the brain and nervous system.


If you or someone you love is suffering from alcoholic drinking, please call our alcohol helpline for immediate assistance: 800-980-3927


Fermented drinks, such as beer and wine, contain from 2% alcohol to 20% alcohol. Distilled drinks, or liquor, contain from 40% to 50% or more alcohol. The usual alcohol content for each is:
Beer 2–6% alcohol
Cider 4–8% alcohol
Wine 8–20% alcohol
Tequila 40% alcohol
Rum 40% or more alcohol
Brandy 40% or more alcohol
Gin 40–47% alcohol
Whiskey 40–50% alcohol
Vodka 40–50% alcohol
Liqueurs 15–60% alcohol


• In the United States in 2014, the death toll from teenage
• drunk-driving accidents was 1,393—nearly four fatalities every day of the year.
• Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the US and are responsible for more than one in three deaths of American teenagers.

The risk of a driver under the influence of alcohol being killed in a vehicle accident is at least eleven times that of drivers without alcohol in their system.

For most people, these are only statistics—shocking, perhaps, but only statistics. But for the families and friends of those who die as a result of teenage drinking and driving, each number represents a tragic loss.

Alcohol distorts a person’s perceptions and judgment. People under the influence of alcohol readily admit their reaction time is slower than when not drinking, and they take many chances they would never take when sober. Too often those chances are fatal.


If you or someone you love is suffering from alcoholism, please call our alcohol helpline for immediate assistance: 800-980-3927

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If alcohol is causing a continuing problem in any area of a person’s life (family, job, health, financial, etc.), there is a distinct possibility that he or she is an alcoholic. There are an estimated 12 million people who suffer the painful consequences of this malady, with nearly 25% of them being teenagers! Many who have a drug and/or alcohol problem minimize it, believe they can some how, some way control it – or are not aware how devastating its effecting them, their family and community.

If you are unable to convince someone you care about to get help – or feel like you are losing them to a drug and/or alcohol addiction problem, Intervention Specialist Carmine Thompson and his Treatment Team can help.

There are effective ways to engage those who are suffering. Intervention Allies facilitates and coaches others on how to successfully plan, stage and perform alcohol, substance abuse, drug addiction, eating disorder and mental health disorder interventions.

Their evidence based intervention model includes developing strategies, solutions, treatment options, rehab suggestions, counseling and assistance through all phases of a person’s recovery.

Intervention Specialist Carmine Thompson has a 98% success rate. He is clearly one of the most skillful interventionists in this country. He and his treatment team have been helping families for over 20 years.

It is Carmine Thompson‘s philosophy that when someone is suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and/or a mental health disorder, wisdom compels us to take proactive measures to help them before something inevitably worse happens.

Begin the healing process today and let us provide you with a free confidential consultation online or by calling: 800-980-3927

Overcoming Opposition

If someone you care about is telling you no, I won’t go to treatment, I don’t need help, the problem isn’t that bad – or acknowledges they need help, but doesn’t follow up on getting it – you are in the right place. Without competent assistance, dealing with destructive behaviors can leave families discouraged or convinced that nothing can be done. Fortunately, these are the exact type of difficulties we are trained to deal with when encountering addiction and mental illness.

Our experienced Intervention Specialists provide expert support and guidance every step of the way. The techniques we’ve developed have improved current intervention methods used throughout the industry today. Our evidenced-based model has significantly reduced further damage from occurring to already strained relationships, while substantially increasing the odds of getting those suffering from life-threatening conditions successfully into treatment centers and residential rehabs.


In fact, every family that has sought our assistance has told us they were either met with resistance, excuses, denial or minimization when they approached their loved one with getting help. Meanwhile, almost every one of these same families were later told by their loved one, “okay, I’m willing to go to treatment” after allowing us to stage and facilitate their loved one’s intervention.

An Intelligent Approach

By focusing our attention on interrupting the powerful hold taking place within the limbic system (complex area of the brain that supports a variety of functions; including emotion, behavior, motivation and long-term memory), we specifically address what’s preventing someone from accepting professional care. Our experienced Intervention Specialists are adept at pinpointing the blocks, breaking through denial and systematically dealing with the irrational thinking that affects a person’s decision making abilities.

Initiating An Intervention

When a person’s thoughts and decision making abilities are impaired, wisdom compels us to take proactive measures – despite their resistance or implausible excuses about receiving help. The harm being caused to their brain’s structure, along with other risk-factors may one day have irreparable repercussions, so doing nothing is not the answer.

Professional Support

We know from our own personal accounts how distressing it is for families to watch their loved one struggle with alcoholism, drug addiction and/or a mental disorder. We also know how debilitating it is to be the one consumed by a chronic illness. This insightful vantage point has allowed us to truly understand the pain, suffering and desperation each side undergoes.

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How It Works

Prior to staging an intervention, we meet with the intervention participants and provide them with clear instructions on what to say and do. Any foreseeable errors or distractions are carefully examined during this pre-intervention or dress rehearsal meeting. After our strategy is formulated, we then meet with your loved one and present them with a dignified solution to treating their medical condition.

Getting Started

In our initial phone interview, we will discuss relevant issues in order to do a thorough evaluation. Once a comprehensive profile is factored in, a strategy will be developed that is tailored around your loved one’s particular situation. Cost, logistics, time frame and any other questions or concerns you have will also be answered.

Necessary Measures

Finding the right intervention specialist is the most important first step to ensuring the person you care about receives proper health care. Families, friends, employers colleagues and co-workers are encouraged to reach out to us. Trying to manage destructive behaviors and/or mental health related conditions without professional assistance can potentially be fatal. Addiction and mental health disorders are complex, and often pose challenges when it comes to the person accepting help, being properly diagnosed and following treatment plans. Aligning yourself to a qualified professional who understands the serious nature of an alcohol addiction and the mental health related components many sufferers experience is critical.

If someone you care about needs help, take the next step… Move forward – because without change – it will not get better.

Begin the healing process today and let us provide you with a free confidential consultation online or by calling: 800-980-3927

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Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health Insurance Provider Benefits

Allow one of our intake specialists to check your available drug & alcohol rehab insurance benefits or mental health treatment benefits and pre qualify you or your loved one. With some insurance plans, there may be no out-of-pocket treatment costs.

We work with a vast network of substance abuse rehabs, addiction treatment centers, eating disorder and mental health programs to ensure a wide range of healthcare options.

PLEASE NOTE: If your Insurance Company was not included, please call us and speak with one of our intake specialists to find out what your specific provider benefit plan covers: 800-980-3927

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Alaska Behavioral Health and Addiction Services
350 Main Street, Suite 214
Juneau, AK 99811-0620

Alabama Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
100 N. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-1410

Arkansas Behavioral Health Drug Addiction Services
301 South Palm Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Arizona Behavioral Health & Addiction Services
150 North 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

California Alcohol and Drug Programs
700 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Colorado Behavioral Health Drug Addiction Services
3824 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236-3111

Connecticut Mental Health and Addiction Services
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134

Addiction, Prevention and Recovery
1300 First Street, NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002

Delaware Substance Abuse & Mental Health
1901 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Florida Substance Abuse Program
1317 Winewood Boulevard Building 6 Room 334
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700

Georgia Behavioral Health & Addiction
Two Peachtree Street, NW 22nd Fl., Suite 22-273
Atlanta, GA 30303-3171

Hawaii Alcohol and Drug Abuse
601 Kamokila Blvd., Room 360
Kapolei, HI 96707

Iowa Behavioral Health Addiction Treatment
Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Idaho Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Addiction
450 West State Street, 3rd floor
Boise, ID 83720

Kentucky Behavioral Health
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-D
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001

Illinois Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
100 West Randolph, Suite 5-600
Chicago, IL 60601

Indian Mental Health and Addiction
402 West Washington Street Room W353
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739

Drug Alcohol Mental Health
Kansas 503 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

Louisiana Behavioral Health
628 North 4th Street
P.O. Box 2790
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2790

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Services
250 Washington Street, 3rd Fl
Boston, MA 02108-4619

Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228

Maine Substance Abuse and Mental Health
41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

Michigan Substance Abuse & Addiction
320 S. Walnut
Lansing, MI 48913

Minnesota Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0977

Missouri Mental Health, Behavioral Health Substance Abuse
1706 East Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Mississippi Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Services
239 North Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Montana Addictive & Mental Health Services
555 Fuller Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-2905

North Carolina Substance Abuse, Addiction Services
325 North Salisbury St., Suite 679-C
Raleigh, NC 27699-3007

New Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Services
105 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Need Addiction & Mental Health Services
4126 Technology Way. 2nd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706

New York Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203-3526

New Jersey Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction Services
50 E. State St,
Trenton, NJ 08625-0727

North Dakota Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Prairie Hills Plaza
1237 West Divide Ave, Suite 1-C
Bismarck, ND 58501

Nebraska Behavioral Health & Drug Abuse Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

New Mexico Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Drug Abuse Services
700 Friedman Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1234

Puerto Rico Mental Health & Addiction Services
P.O. BOX 607087
San Juan, PR 00760-7087

Rhode Island Mental Health & Addiction Services
14 Harrington Road
Cranston, RI 02920

Ohio Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services
30 E. Broad Street, 36th Fl
Columbus, OH 43215

Oklahoma Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
1200 NE 13th
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3277

Oregon Addictions & Mental Health
500 Summer Street NE E-86
Salem, OR 97301-1118

Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Programs
02 Kline Plaza
Harrisburg, PA 17104

South Carolina Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services
2414 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29202

South Dakota Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services
700 Governor’s Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Tennessee Substance Abuse & Addiction Services
601 Mainstream 10th Floor Drive
Nashville, TN 37243

Texas Mental Health and Substance Abuse
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Utah Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
195 North 1950 West, 2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Virginia Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
1220 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23218-1797

Vermont Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery Programs
P.O. Box 45330
Lacey, WA 98504-5330

Wisconsin Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53707-7851

West Virginia Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery Programs
350 Capitol Street, Rm. 350
Charleston, WV 25301-3702 P

Wyoming Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery Programs
6101 N. Yellowstone Rd, Suite 220
Cheyenne, WY 82002
To speak with an Addiction or Mental Health Recovery Intervention Specialist, please call us at: 800-980-3927

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