Intervention Tips – PART I
Now this may sound a tad harsh, it’s much easier to accept or ignore the actions of an addict, hoping that one day they will figure it out on their own.
The best advice that I can give you is; NO THEY WON’T!
Unfortunately, an addict needs to hit rock bottom before he or she will ever want help.
It doesn’t have to be this way. If you allow the addict in your life to hit rock bottom, I will guarantee you this. There will be PAIN!
The collateral damaged caused by an addict is serious. It will not only cause him or herself pain, but it will also cause you pain – this I assure you, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
The #1 cause of all serious drug addictions is this – no one in the addict’s life stepped in early enough, and did something about it.
You’ve heard about the snowball effect, well this is it folks. Addiction is a nasty, dirty, mud puddle of a snowball that only picks up steam the longer it rolls on.
To conclude part one of this article, I ask only one thing of you. Check you gut. Don’t let it slide because your fear of pushing your loved one away prevents you from doing so.
Love your loved one enough to say; enough is enough and I’m not going to let you DIE!
Identify the addiction early on, and do something about it.
We’ll talk more in-depth in later articles about what you can do about it, how to handle the situation properly, and how to get your loved one the help they need.
But for now, check your gut and do something about it!