If someone you know is abusing drugs, you may wish to consider a drug intervention. In Oklahoma there are numerous resources you may seek assistance from in various parts of the state. In many instances, interventions do work, even when friends and relatives cannot get through to the person.
An intervention will show your friend that many people care about him. It will also show him many people are aware of his drug problem. When he is confronted by a number of people, it is different than when only one person talks to him. He cannot dismiss the concern of the entire group.
One purpose of a drug intervention is to present your friend with the chance to begin a rehabilitation program. When you give him information about treatment, be honest, accurate, and positive. He needs to see treatment offers many benefits.
A second purpose is to inform your friend of consequences. Consequences to refusing treatment must be appropriate for the situation. He needs to see that you and the other participants will no longer enable his addiction, nor continue suffering because of it.
An intervention is also meant to give you freedom from your friend’s drug addiction. While he may have considered you a source for money, a place to live, excuses to his boss, or other direct involvement, having a friend who is addicted to drugs also includes a considerable amount of stress and worry. It can interfere with your ability to live your own life.
If your friend does not consent to a treatment program, you will still care about him and be concerned. However, the quality of your own life can improve when you are no longer involved in his addiction.
The good news is most drug interventions are successful. You may be surprised when your friend agrees to sign into a treatment program. You can be happy about his decision, and be supportive throughout his treatment program. After he has completed his program, you will be glad to see him start a clean life.
If you have had no success with encouraging him to go in for help, you cannot afford to give up. You can have some of his other friends and family members gather together to discuss a confrontation. Although the chance is very good of having a positive outcome, an intervention can be the start of a better life for everyone concerned, regardless of the outcome. It can be the change your friend needs to make healthy decisions for his life.