Crisis Intervention: Acting Against Addiction was first published in 1988 and was a bestseller. This is the first independent printing of the book, self-published by Ed Storti to fulfill frequent requests for the unavailable book. This special edition of Crisis Intervention is a keepsake and recommended for every recovery library.
In case studies culled from the more than 1,000 interventions over the first 13 years of his field research, Storti describes the technique of involving the addict’s family, friends and co-workers in a program designed to persuade the substance-dependent person to seek help in a treatment center. In one of the first books about addiction intervention, the author delineates professional standards to be looked for in selecting an interventionist.