The Time Has Come for a Drug InterventionWhen someone close to you is caught in the downward spiral of addiction, it may be very difficult for that person to recognize exactly what is happening to his or her life. People with substance abuse problems are living in denial, making promises to themselves and others that they can’t keep. When heart-to-heart talks haven’t helped, a formal drug intervention may be required. Preparation is key to a successful drug intervention. Use the resources available on our website to find an intervention specialist. You will then gather together a group of people who care deeply about the addict. You will rehearse the intervention process at least once, making sure that everyone knows how to proceed. Appropriate things to say during an intervention are:
- How you feel about what’s happening to the addict.
- How his or her actions are affecting you.
- A clear statement that you will not tolerate drug use any longer.
- An explanation of the consequences for continued use.