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"You cannot watch someone killing himself without doing anything. If someone has a knife and wants to kill himself. You will do anything to stop him. Drugs is the same thing. It is just a longer process "

Who should be there

One of the important steps involving intervention is to select the right people who will be there. This matter should be well thought of before the event. The number of individuals present is less important than who is there.

If at all possible, the person in the family whom the addict respects the most should be there. This person is an opinion leader to the addicted person and needs to be there fully supportive of getting the individual help and well informed about the actual agenda.

Many family members as possible should be there as long as they are all in complete agreement that the individual needs help and will support him/her throughout the whole process until the addict is in treatment. If someone in the family is antagonistic against the addict and is not capable of restraining themselves from arguments and blame, then you might consider leaving them out and make sure they are not present.

Usually, the addict has many enemies and has done wrong to most of the family but arguments and disruption will not benefit the cause of getting the addict to seek treatment and in fact will usually result in stopping this from happening because the whole conversation is focus on the argument and not on the matters at hand.

Many families hire professional intervention counselors to run the intervention. This is advisable in many situations but not a necessity in most. This depends largely on individual circumstances. For instance, does the individual have pending legal issues, external pressures etc. or does the individual deny using drugs? These type of factors need to be considered intensely before bringing in an outside person.

You may want to seek help in establishing who should be present at the intervention because it is a crucial factor.

 

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