Substance addiction and the resulting substance abuse are problems that effect not just the person suffering from the addiction, but also all the people who surround the addict, including their families, friends, co-workers, and perhaps even their neighbors. Because of the involvement of so many different people in this serious problem, those concerned for the health and safety of the addict may consider a drug intervention. This method of addressing the problem of substance abuse can have a salutary effect on the addict as well as the other people touched by their addiction.
Whether or not a drug intervention will be helpful is the first thing that should be considered if this is a method you are interested in using to address a problem of substance abuse in someone you know. While this may sound simplistic, it is important not to rush into a decision of this magnitude. Although you may have the best of intentions, you need to carefully weigh the possible outcomes of such a method. A person suffering from substance abuse may not be able to see or understand your good intentions, meaning your aim will be frustrated.
If, after this careful consideration, you decide a drug intervention is an appropriate way to communicate your concerns to a person suffering from substance addiction, you must then decide where to conduct it. You may wish to consider if your message will be more openly received if you go to a place that is comfortable and familiar to the person you are trying to reach, a place such as their home or a friend’s home. It may, however, be more conducive to reach out to the person suffering from substance abuse in neutral territory, such as in a park or secluded restaurant.
A drug intervention can be an effective way of communicating your concerns and even genuine fears to a person who is suffering from substance abuse. If you keep your message simple, clear, and kind, you can rest assured that you have done everything you can to help the person you believe to be an addict. A drug intervention can be a means of starting down the road to recovery from drugs, which is exactly the result anyone would want for someone they love.