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5150's and 72 Hour Psychiatric Holds

In terms of doing a family intervention, as a last resort, an intervention can include having the addict or alcoholic temporarily committed to a psychiatric ward if circumstances demand it. Played correctly, this tactic can be quite useful. This is the one instance in this entire collection of videos I would insist upon you working with an experienced professional interventionist who has experience doing this multiple times such as myself. I’m not tooting my horn I’m stating a fact. Negotiating state run or even private psychiatric wards is not for the faint of heart or for the layperson. There is simply too much at risk if this tactic is played sideways and too much to gain if it’s played correctly. Watch this two-parter and if you want more information there’s a whole section about it in my book, the link to which you will find below. If you want even more information you can contact me directly via my website which is also listed below, or you can ask your questions in the Comments section so that everybody can see the answer.

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If you have a 70 to 80% chance of getting your addicted loved one to treatment, these videos can help you reach your goal, but if you rate your chances at less than that – especially if you feel your chances are far less – please, speak to me or another professional interventionist before venturing into territory that is far better left to those who know the neighborhood! Taking risks with the life of your loved one can be vastly more costly than trying to save a few dollars.

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