It is estimated that around 29 million people around the world suffer from a drug use disorder.1 As such a global phenomenon, it is clear that almost no one is immune to drug addiction. Drug abuse can ruin all aspects of a person’s life, and it can be hard to watch your loved one go through it. You may feel helpless to stop it, but you can take action.

At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches (BHOPB), we recognize that although you care about your loved one, telling them that you think something is wrong can be challenging. To help, we offer drug interventions to kickstart the recovery process, but before you choose to confront them, make sure you are familiar with the signs of drug abuse.

Signs of Drug Abuse Include:

  • Irritability or moodiness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Depression
  • Financial issues
  • Lying or keeping secrets
  • Drastic changes in behavior
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Unusual sleeping patterns

Keep in mind that different drugs will have different effects on people. The symptoms of prescription pill abuse can be unique from the signs of cocaine use. Also, everyone reacts differently to drugs, but these signs of drug abuse mentioned above are pretty common indicators that something is wrong. If you noticed that a loved one is exhibiting these signs, the first step may be holding a drug intervention so that they can progress into our addiction treatment programs in Palm Beach.

Drug Intervention at Behavioral Health of The Palm Beaches

The more someone abuses drugs, the more they try to rationalize their actions to themselves and their loved ones. The loving involvement of family and friends may be the only way to reach out to a victim of drug addiction. Our South Florida detox center offers immediate and proactive drug intervention assistance to help victims of drug abuse take the first step to recovery. Our intervention specialists work to establish trust and understanding with clients and their addicted loved ones.

The effects of substance abuse on family relationships can be devastating. Interventionists are trained to help a family distinguish between love and enabling addictive behavior, especially if codependent relationships are at play. Through our family program, we explore possible interactions that may have exacerbated drug use for the victim and come up with a long-term plan of healthy familial support.

Our drug abuse intervention services start the continuum of care at our rehab center in Palm Beach and lay the groundwork for a patient’s recovery and the restoration of their behavioral health with mental health treatment. Once treatment is accepted, the interventionist will quickly help to place the patient in a program and even provide transportation services to one of our facilities.

Successful Drug Intervention May Prevent:

  • Contraction of infectious diseases
  • Incarceration or other criminal charges
  • Long-term degenerative health problems
  • Overdose
  • Hospitalization

They Won’t Get Better on Their Own

The sooner you start the intervention process, the sooner your loved one can get the help they need to once again become the loving, caring, energetic individual you used to know. By mobilizing and enlisting the help of one of our many professional interventionists from our drug and alcohol treatment center in Palm Beach, you’re sending a clear message of love and support.

The first step to recovery is admitting that there is a problem. An intervention for drug abuse can be that push to getting your loved one back on their feet. You will be able to get your loved one the help they deserve whether it is a prescription drug or heroin detox. Contact us today to get started.



  1. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – World Drug Report 2016