Remember, the addict you care about is an emotionally fragile individual

A crisis intervention can only be successful if it’s conducted in an atmosphere of unfailing love and support. Remember, the addict you care about is an emotionally fragile individual. If he’s going to be convinced to seek help, it’s going to be because he hears the truth in firm but empathetic tones. A crisis intervention [...]

The goal of an intervention is to convince an addict to seek treatment

An alcoholism intervention can only be successful if it’s conducted in a spirit of love and support. If someone you care about is an alcohol abuser, there’s no doubt you have a long list of grievances to air against him. An alcoholic intervention isn’t the forum in which to do so. Remember, the only goal [...]