Substance Abuse & Crisis Intervention
Get Started with an Early Intervention
What is an intervention?
An intervention is a situation where an individual is confronted in a
non-threatening way with love and concern, about their self-destructive
behaviors, such as drug or alcohol abuse. This is done with the help of
loved ones, and a professionally trained intervention specialist.
Utilize an Intervention Specialist for Expert Help
Under the guidance of an intervention specialist, an intervention group should plan what they will do and say by way of first developing a strategy. There is no
one-size-fits-all plan, as each person and situation are very different.
Why Does Crisis Intervention Demands Immediate Attention?
Some interventions may require immediate action. For example, in a crisis
intervention, the top priority should be to make sure that everyone involved
is out of danger. This is especially important if an addict has children in
their care. In the case of an overdose, seek emergency medical help
Crisis & Substance Abuse Intervention Recommendations:
- Do not engage aggresively
With crisis and substance abuse interventions, emotions can
run very high. It’s important not to engage your addicted loved one
aggressively. Let them leave if they wish, or call 911 if necessary.
- Help is not always required.
Intervention help is not always required when someone needs help with an
addiction or abuse problem and is willing to make an effort to recover.
- Calmly approach them
Calmly approach the person in question and let them know your concerns,
then see how you can move forward in getting treatment.
- Expert step-by-step care
However, if you do feel like you need specific help with your loved one and
are thinking of performing an Intervention for your loved one and need step
by step guidance, please feel free to contact us at your earliest
convenience, and let our team of experts AIM you and your family in the