Family Drug Intervention

Family Drug Intervention

Families and loved ones gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving and the holidays. If you have a loved one that is battling substance abuse it can be a stressful struggle.The struggle to watch a loved one deal with drug and alcohol abuse and refusing to offer help is very difficult. Family and Friends may ask themselves, “Is there anything I can do?” Even though the situation may seem almost hopeless, there is always a way to help. You can plan a Drug Intervention while supportive family and friends are gathered together to help.

Drug Intervention

When a drug intervention is done properly, it can be extremely effective in helping your loved one who is struggling with drug addiction to get started on the first step to recovery. Having people who love you step forward to help you “intervene” the addiction can be very powerful.

The objective of a drug intervention is a deliberate process with the intent of introducing change to the individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It brings light to the problem at hand as well as a starting point to the recovery process.

Intervention Steps

There are 3 steps to follow when contemplating an intervention for a your family or friend. These include:

  • PLAN

    Plan: Planning is the most principal step in holding an intervention. Because each individual’s fight with drug addiction is unique and the family dynamics can be difficult, being confronted about a problem can go in many different directions. Attempting to hold an intervention without proper planning can hinder the persons choice to find addiction treatment.


    Practice: Once your plan is in place, practice it. Run through your ideas with a trained professional to receive an unbiased opinion. A professional can also give you a better idea of what to say, how to say it, and how to effectively respond if the intervention strays from your plans. Square One Recovery can help you with this and make it as smooth as possible.


    Execute: After completing the planning and practice stages, it’s now time to execute. Don’t forget to have drug or alcohol treatment options ready. If the intervention goes smoothly and your loved one agrees to get help, having some good options ready could help deter them from changing their mind. It can be helpful to delegate a primary spokesperson during the intervention and to avoid judgment and negative labels when addressing your loved one.

In order to recover successfully, an addicted person must understand all aspects of their struggle with substance abuse This includes how the addiction began, how it escalated, and how to go back to living without alcohol or drugs.


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