Drug and alcohol dependence is a common trend and problem that we are seeing in today’s society. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that there are approximately 79,000 deaths each year that come as a direct result of excessive alcohol consumption. Alcohol and drug abuse are in the top three leading causes of death in the United States while being the leading cause of death in those ranging from ages 18-24.
The number of deaths we have been seeing related to drug and alcohol abuse can be prevented from rising any higher by using different techniques to help alcoholics and addicts. One way is by performing a crisis intervention. This is when there is an event going on in the alcoholic or addicts life that they deem to be detrimental, that puts them in a “crisis” which leaves them more susceptible to getting help for their problem. This is the perfect time for a crisis intervention. In times of crisis those struggling with this type of disease may finally be able to take suggestions when the pain is great enough going through their current situation. It is usually a crisis that will make this happen.
Some of us may look at the word “crisis” and think, how can this be a positive thing? When we are having a crisis, it may seem like the world is falling apart. Instead of trying to force someone into doing something an Interventionist can perform a crisis intervention in a comfortable setting. A crisis intervention is also done to help the struggling family as well; to teach the family of the addicted person how to handle the stressors that have been brought into their lives. Crisis interventions can also be done by just work with the family alone, teaching the family how to not enable their child anymore, to help the family get out of the center of their own crisis which is in dealing with their sick loved one.
Crisis interventions also help to place the addicted person into the best possible hands after speaking with the interventionist. Ivan Baker states “the first step in getting better is not only admitting the problem but being open to taking suggestions from those around you, those who may know a little bit more.”
If you or someone you know is in need of help for dependency issues contact Intervention Now, Today! (866) 683-8833.