What is an Extreme Intervention?
Extreme intervention is exactly what it sounds like.
It’s like the Emergency Room of interventions; often the last resort.
If your loved one has been down this road before, has gone through treatment, been through rehab, but nothing has worked – it’s time for extreme measures – time to visit the ER.
The Inventor of the Extreme Intervention
Evan “Bullet” James is the creator of extreme interventions. A motivational speaker, substance abuse counselor, and nonprofit organizer, and actor, Bullet has over 20 years of experience in the field and is well-versed in the art of interventions. As a leading expert in extreme interventions, he does extensive research into the cases he works.
Bullet is known throughout the US and the world as an expert in the field. He has handled some of the most versatile and difficult cases, and has extracted and saved many people from their own mistakes.
Bullet is also known for his role in the A&E show “The Extractors,” where he and a team of professionals located, intervened, extracted, and young men and women from severe and uncontrollable situations.
He also runs Project U Turn, a nonprofit organization for raising awareness to the dropout rate of students. It’s goal is to increase the probability of students gaining a career and enhancing the quality of their education.
Standard Intervention vs Extreme Interventions
Standard Interventions are pre-planned meetings where family and friends gather in a neutral setting with their loved one to talk about that loved one’s issue. The issue can be anything that is causing a major crisis and affecting every aspect of their life.
These interventions are usually very well-received and helpful because the loved one wants to get help but doesn’t know how to take the first step.
Unlike a standard intervention, Extreme Interventions are not a time when everyone lays out the reasons why the loved one needs treatment. Family members and friends do not meet with the individual to discuss the effect the behavior has had on everyone.
A different team of people are hired to extract the individual and force them to face the reality of their life. The choice is still theirs – they can choose to go to treatment or to follow the path they’re on. The path they’re on, however, may lead to worse things, such as prison or death.
Does my loved one need extreme intervention?
Extreme interventions are utilized when numerous standard interventions, and the work afterwards, have not worked.
Extreme interventions are generally executed on addicts or others who have severe issues have fallen through the cracks at treatment or rehab. Many of them have been to treatment countless times, but can’t seem to get the help they need.
Generally, they are between 18-35 years of age.
They tend to be hardened by their experiences, are unreachable to their family and loved ones, and are in a critical situation physically, mentally, emotionally, and economically.
They may also be living in a hotel, motel, or in their car. Their situations may be dirty, foul, aggressive, or abusive.
In other words, they’re on their last leg – they have one more chance to make it right for themselves.
Who conducts extreme interventions?
Bullet and a team of extremely dedicated and well-trained people conduct extreme interventions. Some members of their team include off duty police officers and other exceptional people. For a week at a time, the team is on the road risking their lives.
During this time, the individual in need of help is faced with the reality of their choices. They can either go down the path they’re currently choosing and go to jail, face death, etc., or go with Bullet and his team.
Bullet and his team supply the individual with a life-raft, literally. Whether the individual gets in is their decision.
For a week at a time, Bullet and his team are on the road risking their lives to save an individual from bad choices. They are considered the Robin Hood’s of interventions.
While they do the work to help people in serious need, this type of intervention is not inexpensive.
For more information, please call Universal Crisis Intervention: Home and they will talk about your case with you.
Extreme interventions are used as a last resort for those who have had numerous standard interventions in the past, but have had no success. They have had numerous successes in the past and have helped hundreds of families get their lives back.
If you believe your loved one could benefit from an extreme intervention, please contact the team at Universal Crisis Intervention. Bullet and his team would be happy to talk to you.