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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 "

Plan 'B'

An intervention with the correct planning and carried out correctly will often result in an addict agreeing to receive the proper help. But you must accept the fact that the addict would say “NO”. This scenario needs to be prepare in advance so that the family consistently moves to – plan B.

If for any reason the intervention fails, the addict is still dependent and as per the statistic the situation will likely get worse not better, so what is the action taken by the family at this point? The family knows the individual is addicted and the person has been confronted with the addiction so whatever message the family gives the addict at this point is critical. By refusing to seek therapy the individual in general is saying to the family “ I still want to use drugs or alcohol. I want to continue the family's suffering. I want to control my own life.”

The family will in return answer with every word and action taken. If the family says, " I understand. Please leave and don't expect any money, help or support in any way unless you decide to get help," then the person is left to run his/her life which they generally do not have the ability to do, and before long you have a person who "DECIDES" that rehab is the best thing and calls saying just that. If on the other hand the family sort of acts disappointed and carries on as usual, then the person gets the message that it is OK to continue this lifestyle and will put up even more resistance to the next intervention having bested the intervention team previously. Obviously, there are certain risks involved with either approach and should be evaluated clearly before hand. One thing is sure, as long as the addict continues to use drugs or alcohol, they risk the major risk is their life.

The bottom line is that an addicted person needs to decide, for any reason, that they need help. Most " locked down " approaches fail because the person is not part of his recovery. The only way an addict can usually fight against the addiction is when enough external pressure is applied to cause them to decide to quit. The pressure has to be greater than the drug is putting on the individual. Many call this "the bottom". However, there can be many bottoms. Obviously some are lower than others, but each can make an addict quit drugs. It just depends on what happens when the individual is there. For instance if a person is facing serious charges and is very scared. The person will either have an intervention and go to treatment or will get through this situation and be back out using. In the final analysis, it is often the family who both spots the incident and uses it to achieve treatment, or misses and waits.

 

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