Crisis Intervention (Worldwide)
“When a crisis occurs, time is of the essence. In cases of addiction or self-harm, it is entirely possible that the next time could be the last time. It’s natural to hope that your loved one will pull out of their destructive or compulsive behavior on their own before it causes irreparable harm.”
The prospect of stepping in when someone is experiencing addiction, eating disorders, suicidal
ideation, or other dangerous compulsions can be extremely intimidating, and you may feel
unqualified or afraid of making things worse. However, just by being part of this person’s loving
support system, you play a vital role in their potential recovery.
Why might an intervention be necessary?
It is not unusual for a person suffering from addiction or other compulsive behaviors to be
unaware of or to deny that they have a problem. They may insist that their issues are no
different than anyone else’s; they may even throw out the classic line insisting that they are in
total control and can cease the problematic behavior whenever they want. This denial or lack of
awareness is a barrier to your loved one actively participating in treatment and recovery, which
is why crisis interventions become necessary. The goal of an intervention is to help your loved
one to cease destructive behavior, whether related to addiction or to a psychological disorder,
and to get them into a safe environment where recovery can begin. Seldom will someone in the
throes of compulsive behavior make these choices on their own. This is where our clinical
interventionists come in. They have years of experience in planning and executing crisis
interventions that end with the person getting the treatment they need and starting on the road
What might an intervention look like?
The short answer is that it is an individual experience, and each one will be a little different.
While there are some similarities amongst the behaviors we can target with an intervention, the
circumstances will vary, and each individual will have unique needs and challenges that must be
addressed in a personalized way. In the end, the purpose of the intervention is to see your loved
one in a safe environment where they can focus on their recovery.
What types of issues are appropriate to address with a crisis intervention?
Any behavior that is threatening the well-being and safety of the individual and/or those
surrounding them might be appropriately addressed with a crisis intervention. While the popular
image of an intervention revolves around substance addiction, interventions may also be
appropriate in cases where psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, or eating
disorders, have become severe enough to put someone at risk of harm. No matter what
necessitated an intervention, Pacific Premier Group will tailor the experience to the specific
needs of the individual who is suffering under the immense burdens that come with addiction,
compulsive behaviors, and other psychological disorders.
At Pacific Premier Group, we want to provide access to our clinical interventionists wherever
you are, as quickly as possible. We know that a timely response is crucial in these situations,
and we are ready to help. We have clinicians who will travel to you to ensure the most effective,
personalized care possible. No distance is too far. Let our experienced professionals work with
you to provide a safe transition from a life of danger and difficulty to a journey of recovery and
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