Intervention is no less than a noble community service. You are actually helping a person come out of his own vicious circle of weakness, escapism and personal struggles. When the person is quite deeply into drugs, he obviously is not in condition to understand what is wrong or right. It is his people, who love him, have to come forward and pull him out of the dreadful habit. But, what should be the right place, tone of message or frequency of intervention? Let’s find out.
Staging an intervention is the most important step of convincing and addict to go for rehabilitation. It can make or break the situation. You are playing the role of a savior and not a lecturer. You must keep in mind these things while intervening:
Make a team of correct people:
People who are struggling with addiction are not the right ones to stage the conversation. Only sober people, full of love and concern for the addict, and who are immediately affected by his habit should be included in the team.
Adopt a plan:
Intervention does not happen out of the blue. You may require sitting with the professional therapists to learn the correct tone, frequency of meeting and body language to arrive upon a workable plan.
Choose the words carefully:
The drug addict has to be convinced that his abandoning the habit is a start of many good things. It is the last ray of hope in the lives of the people dependant on him. The conversation should revolve around how he, by rehabilitating, will change the other people’s lives.
Learn thoroughly about the addiction:
Make sure that you are fully aware of what the addiction is and that you know all about it by heart. Then only, you will be able to avoid red signs or entering the forbidden path.
Be regular in your efforts, offer the addict help in visiting the treatment center, and most importantly, rehearse the whole intervention plan first.