When you believe a loved one is at a time of crisis as a result of their excessive drug or alcohol use, damaging behavior, or mental health condition, an crisis intervention may be the only available option to save his/her life. This is why it is known as a crisis intervention. Crisis interventions are best utilized when time is of the essence. For instance if you sick loved one is in a life or death situation, a danger to themselves or to others. A crisis intervention is especially effective if you have been incapable of persuading your loved one to get help on your own. A crisis intervention can employ a certified interventionist that is equipped and ready to handle any sort of situation and get your loved one the help they need. If you do not think that a loved one can be persuaded by even a professional interventionist, then there is also the option of utilizing our legal services that require an individual to be medically assessed in an institutionalized setting involuntarily or against their will until they are deemed OK.
A crisis intervention can be performed for individuals with the following issues:
- Drug addiction
- Prescription drug addiction
- Addictive behaviors like gambling or sex addiction
During a crisis intervention, family and friends are in attendance and can help persuade an individual to get the help that they require, while being guided by a professional. When there is a positive outcome with a crisis intervention, the individual suffering gets the necessary treatment help immediately. In circumstances where this type of intervention is not likely to be effective, a legal form of crisis intervention may be required.