Seeing a loved one spiral down the path of drug addiction can be a painful sight to see. Some people become an enabler to their loved one’s addiction to “control” the situation while others believe nothing can be done about the situation. However, doing this only speeds up the addiction cycle. One way to get a loved one into treatment and begin their path towards sobriety is through a drug intervention.
Typically, a drug intervention is an action taken by the family and/or friends to help their loved one to go to treatment. An intervention is not to “target” the loved one but to create an opportunity for them to accept help from their family and friends to attend treatment. A successful interventionist guides and educates everyone involved. Unifying and empowering the support system will increase the chances of your loved one going to treatment but also increase the chances of long-lasting sobriety.