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"You cannot watch someone killing himself without doing anything. If someone has a knife and wants to kill himself. You will do anything to stop him. Drugs is the same thing. It is just a longer process "

Listen to him

Listen. If during your drug or alcohol intervention the addict begins asking questions like; Where would I have to go? How long would I be there? These are signs that he is reaching for help. Do not directly answer these questions. Instead have him call in to talk to a professional. Support him.

The family and person attending the intervention should definitely express their concerns but not to sympathize with the addict. Sympathy is a form of agreement and can back fire by justifying the dependency.

Without any anger or fear, the addict should “get” from all the people present that the situation is known and that he/she needs to go to treatment. Don’t allow stories of family problems and life’s troubles sway the attention off the point that the individual has a problem and needs to seek help fixing it. This is where the family’s preparation pays off.

Do not wait. Once you’ve gotten his agreement, get him admitted immediately. Therefore, you should have a bag packed for him, any travel arrangements made, and prior acceptance into a treatment. An intervention well planned has a high success.

 

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