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The Importance of a Drug Intervention
Addiction is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease if left untreated. Drug and alcohol
addiction takes a toll on everyone it touches, including the addict and their loved ones. The
United States is in the midst of a drug epidemic, particularly when it comes to prescription
painkillers and heroin. People are dying every day from drug overdoses, and 78 Americans die
each day due to an opioid overdose. Because of the fatal nature of addiction, there comes a
point where action needs to be taken to get an addict the treatment and support they need
and deserve. Unfortunately, it is rarely the addict themselves that recognizes the severity of
their addiction and reaches out for support. Oftentimes, family members and friends must take
sincere action to save the addict’s life. This is when a drug intervention comes into play.
What is a Drug Intervention?
A drug intervention is when loved ones come together, often with the support of a professional
interventionist, to lovingly confront the addict about the severity of their substance abuse.
Typically, an addict has no idea how dangerous their behaviour is and how far their addiction
has progressed. A drug intervention is designed to openly confront the addict and tell them
how their addiction is affecting both them and the addict. The goal of a drug intervention is to
get the addict to accept the reality of their drug use and make a sincere decision to seek
treatment. A drug intervention is not about fighting, blaming, or shaming; rather, it is a time
to face the addict and express concerns in a loving, rational manner.

Addicts are often in denial about their addiction. Because of this denial, the addict may have
little insight into the dangerous reality of their drug and alcohol use. And if they refuse or are
unable to admit that their substance abuse is a problem, then they are highly unlikely to
change said behaviour. Even if the negative consequences of their addiction are recognizable
by those around them, the addict may not recognize the problem themselves. An intervention
performed by skilled and experienced interventionists can break through this dangerous denial
and help the addict recognize the severity of their situation.

Address: - 2423 Bloods Grove Circle, City: - Delray Beach, State: - Florida, Zip Code: - 33445,
USA, Phone: - 800-208-8680, Web: - http://addictioninterventionnow.com/,

Is an Intervention Necessary?
Addicts are skilled at manipulating and hiding their drug use, so much so that loved one may
vacillate for weeks, months, and even years about whether or not a drug intervention is
necessary. Simply put, if you are questioning whether or not an intervention is necessary, then
it probably is. Here are some signs to look out for that may signal that a drug intervention is

There has been an increase in the addict’s lying behaviours
They have been stealing from loved ones
They have been getting in trouble with the law
The addict is putting their life in danger
You have found drug paraphernalia, like needles or crack pipes
They have gotten in trouble at their work or school
They are homeless due to their addiction

These are just a few signs that may indicate an intervention is necessary. But you do not have
to wait for such extreme behaviour to take place before holding an intervention. Addiction is
deadly - the time to seek help is now. The sooner the addict gets help, the better.
Addiction Intervention Now
Addiction Intervention Now specializes in drug interventions, crisis interventions, and family
interventions. Reach out to us today at (800) 208-8680. We can help your loved one recognize
the gravity of their situation and come to terms with the fact that they need to stop using
drugs and alcohol. We can help you and your loved one heal from the disease of addiction.
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Address: - 2423 Bloods Grove Circle, City: - Delray Beach, State: - Florida, Zip Code: - 33445,
USA, Phone: - 800-208-8680, Web: - http://addictioninterventionnow.com/,

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