Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Intervention

 Helping you approach your loved one in a supportive and constructive manner

The Intervention program, formally know as the BRITE program, is a community based program that targets adults 21 and up who are presenting with risk factors for substance misuse. The program is based on the SBRIT model which is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders.

Services are provided  in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

 

Warning Signs that should prompt a referral:

Alcohol/Substance Abuse
Medication Misuse
Depression

Changes in sleeping patterns

General loss of interest Being easily upset

Persistent irritability

Memory trouble after taking medication

Social isolation

Unexplained chronic pain

Loss of coordination

Lack of energy

Unusual restlessness or agitation

Being unsure or oneself

Increased forgetfulness

Complaints of blurred vision or dry mouth

Having trouble concentrating

Neglecting self care

Changes in eating habits

Excessive fatigue or wakefulness

Crying easily

Slurred speech

Confusion about medication use Believing that one can’t do anything worthwhile
Tremors

Feeling hopeless or overwhelmed

Frequent falls or unexplained bruising   Thinking life isn’t worth living
 Intervention strategies include:
  • In-home assessment
  • Motivational interviews and awareness training
  • Education and feedback
  • Goal setting
  • Behavior modification techniques
  • Use of self help material
  • Referrals and linkage to community resources
  • Follow-up meetings (if necessary)

We can help you approach your loved one in a supportive and constructive manner, and help them change destructive behavior.

Contact

If you or someone you know displays any of the warning signs, please contact 727.479.1803 to make a referral

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