Crisis Intervention: Addiction Intervention Now

Crisis Intervention

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, a 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, such as if your sick loved one is in a life or death situation, is 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 employs a certified interventionist that is equipped and prepared to handle any sort of situation in order to 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 fit to be released.

A crisis intervention can be performed for individuals with the following issues:

  • Alcoholism
  • Drug addiction
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Addictive behaviors like gambling or sex addiction

During a crisis intervention, family and friends are in attendance and help persuade an individual to get the help that they need, while being guided by a professional interventionist. The interventionist can help to prevent a situation from escalating during the crisis intervention. There are certain situations where using a professional interventionist is crucial, such as if your loved one has a history of serious mental illness, violence, or has recently shown suicidal behavior. 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.