After receiving his Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 1984, John Southworth began providing both inpatient and outpatient counseling in drug abuse intervention for groups and individuals. This experience led to a deeper desire to not only provide counseling and education, but to provide interventions which help people help others through the process of recovery from drug addiction. Southworth is currently a preferred interventionist for numerous prestigious treatment centers throughout the United States. He continues to provide training on drug abuse and drug addiction awareness for school employees, local communities, physicians, nurses and other professionals. These educational events also provide resources for the drug addiction recovery process and continued sobriety. After founding Southworth Associates to assist individuals and their families in drug abuse problems that pose a potential threat to themselves, their families, their colleagues and their friends, the program has expanded in both scope and size. Currently, Southworth Associates monitors hundreds of individuals in six separate programs. John Southworth is still actively performing interventions on a regular basis, but today he has a large network of intervention specialists assisting him. These intervention services are available for individuals and families on both a national and international level.
Provo Drug Addiction Treatment Center
Provo, Utah is the third largest city in the State, located about 43 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. With a population of about 112,500, Provo is the principal city in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which has an estimated population of over 500,000 residents. Provo is home to Brigham Young University, one of the largest private higher education institutions in the United States, which is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2009, Provo was listed in Where to Retire magazine as an enticing city for new careers, and was listed in National Geographic Adventure magazines Where to Live and Play. Forbes rated Provo One of the Top 10 Places to Raise a Family in 2009. Utah residents enjoy one of the lowest crime rates, the highest literacy and language fluency, and even the most Jell-O consumption across the nation. Yet, under the glossy exterior of this beautiful land, there are less popular categories that Utah asserts, but doesnt advertise. These include prescription drug abuse, anti-depressant drug usage thats twice the national average and suicide! Happy Valley, a documentary written, directed and produced by Ron Williams, examines prescription drug abuse in Utah. Also revealed in the film Happy Valley at least one-teen-per-week dies in Utah from drug overdose. For this work, Williams was awarded the Breckenridge Film Festivals Grand Prize in 2007. This film has exposed other statistics regarding Utah. More Utahans die annually from overdoses of prescription pain medication than in motor vehicle accidents OR from illegal drug overdoses. Deaths from pain medications have been rising in Utah since the 1990s. From 32 deaths in 1991, the death toll reached 109 in 2000; 201 in 2002 and 308 in 2005. A small increase might be expected since Utah is a growing state. However, the death rate far exceeds the growth rate. In the past five years, 1,285 Utahans have died of prescription drug overdoses. If that many Utahans were homicide victims, everyone would be screaming bloody murder!
Provo Drug Abuse Rehabilitation
Southworth Associates wants you to open your eyes to a culture where denial and guilt are unconscious reactions to drug addiction and abuse. We are focused on promoting heath in our intervention programs. Furthermore, through our treatment of drug abuse disease, we are in a position to encourage and support recovery efforts. We know that prevention works; that treatment is effective and that individuals can and do recover from substance abuse. The vision and message that Southworth Associates wants to drive home to the public is one of HOPE. We also realize that together we can make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from the symptoms of substance abuse disorders. We can also lend them a hand in building stronger and healthier lives. By making recovery a reality, by promoting health, treating drug abuse disease and supporting recovery, we will be able to improve the lives of those we serve, their families, and our communities. Southworth Associates looks forward to having you contact us to see what we can do together to intervene in our battle to defeat substance abuse.