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When Is It Time for a Professional Intervention?

Joseph Kirkpatrick, PhD, LPC discusses the best type of intervention for alcohol/drug abuse and mental health. Indications that it may be time for professional intervention, steps involved in the process, best practices and the importance of unleashing the “power of the family” to ensure success are covered.

Thank you for watching my video blog and I sincerely hope you found it helpful! In summary, a good intervention is a carefully planned process with family and friends, led by a professional. I recommend “invitational” type interventions, as they result in 83% of loved ones entering treatment within three weeks, and 96% within six months.

Be on the lookout for more videos on various therapeutic topics in the future. I welcome your comments, questions and inquiries on this video, as well as how professional counseling may be helpful addiction and other mental health concerns. You may reach me directly via email through the contact form on my website Visiting my website will also provide you with information about me and my practice in Atlanta, GA. There are also several years’ worth of blogs I’ve written on various topics that may be of interest, along with an opportunity to subscribe to the blog which will include my upcoming videos sent directly to your email. I may also be reached by phone or text at 678-316-3991.


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