Crisis Intervention

First Step Recovery Center

Addiction Medicine & Substance Abuse Treatment located in Reynoldsburg, Marion, Lancaster, and Columbus, OH

An addiction to drugs or alcohol can be severe enough to put you in a crisis situation. At First Step Recovery Center, the licensed crisis counseling team offers crisis intervention assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can assess the crisis situation and provide resources to protect you or your loved one from violence, self-harm, and overdoses. The team can also work with you on a plan for recovery through their comprehensive addiction services. Call the office in Marion, Lancaster, Columbus, or Reynoldsburg, Ohio, or book an appointment online to learn more about crisis intervention.

Crisis Intervention Q & A

What is crisis intervention?

Crisis intervention describes immediate, short-term services in response to emergency mental, physical, emotional, or behavioral situations. Those who are living with an addiction to drugs or alcohol are prone to crisis situations that can literally be a matter of life or death.

The team at First Step Recovery Center provides crisis intervention services 24/7 with a licensed counselor. They can provide you with resources and assistance during the crisis to protect your health and safety.

Why would I need crisis intervention?

Some crisis situations directly endanger the addict, such as actions of self-harm and overdose. Other scenarios involve the health and safety of loved ones when an addict is behaving violently or unpredictably. 

Crisis intervention services can also address emergency mental health issues relating to drug or alcohol use. Many people with mental health issues also suffer from addiction, creating a potentially dangerous situation if either condition isn’t well controlled.

What happens during crisis intervention?

During a crisis intervention, the First Step Recovery Center counselors evaluate the severity of the situation, assessing the immediate dangers. They check for threats like:

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Firearms
  • Physical violence
  • Mental health issues
  • Self-harm and suicide risks

The crisis team can also help you organize an intervention with a loved one, so they can get the treatment they need to achieve sobriety. Often a crisis situation is a springboard to getting the long-term help you or your loved one needs to overcome addiction.

What services are available after a crisis intervention?

First Step Recovery Center offers comprehensive addiction recovery services, including detox, inpatient therapy, a residential treatment facility in Columbus, Ohio, and outpatient services to address crisis situations related to addiction.

The team focuses on helping you stop abusing drugs and alcohol and stabilizing your mental health through their intensive treatment programs.

The team also takes the extra steps to ensure you can maintain your sobriety while living a life of independence. They provide life skills programs, workforce development, and peer support to reduce your risk for relapse and additional crises.

To learn more about your options for crisis intervention, call the First Step Recovery Center office nearest you or book a consultation online today.