Early Intervention & Substance Abuse Crisis
Get Started with an Early Intervention
What is an intervention?
An early 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, usually accompanied by a professionally trained Intervention Specialist.
Utilize an Intervention Specialist for Expert Help
Under the guidance of an Intervention Specialist, an intervention is planned out as to 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 usually different.
When Does a Crisis Intervention Demand 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 there are children involved. In the case of an overdose, seek emergency medical help immediately.
Crisis & Substance Abuse Intervention Recommendations:
- Do not engage aggressively
With crisis and substance abuse interventions, emotions run high. It’s important not to engage your loved one aggressively. Let them leave if they wish, or call 911 if necessary.
- Help is not always required.
Early 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
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 and need step by step guidance, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience, and let our team of experts help to AIM you and your family in the right direction.