BOBBY NEWMAN, CIP, ICPS, ICDAC
The natural instinct of any caring mother or father is to help an ailing loved one. With the majority of people being under the impression that addiction is a disease, continuing to aid an addicted loved one might make sense and seem to be the right thing to do. Regrettably, this is not the case.
So, you have a loved one suffering from addiction and don’t know what to do? Feel helpless and hopeless and that your life is out of control? Do you know what the wrong thing to do is? The wrong thing to do is nothing.
Interventions can be emotionally charged. While many interventions can be done quickly and without complications, consulting a professional interventionist is always a good idea.
Many addicts truly believe they can overcome addiction on their own. I should know, I was one of them. The outlook nearly cost me my life and landed me in prison.
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If you have a son or daughter addicted to drugs or alcohol, you might feel helpless and exasperated with not even a glimmer of hope that anything can be done. As someone who was addicted to drugs or alcohol for nearly 20 years, and after having many near-death experiences and landing in prison for many years, I can honestly say that there are many things you can do—and many things you shouldn’t do.