How far would you go to help a friend? Would you stage an intervention?
I haven't had a friend in a real bad situation, but I believe that it's their life and unless we're really close... it's their problem, they probably don't want you involved anyway.
I helped to stage my own intervention. After an emotional and medical crisis I contacted my family, admitted I needed help and let them assist me in getting it. Smartest thing I ever did.
I have been thinking about doing it, but because his addiction is soooo strong, and he is quite fit, i have a fear of him losing control, and it getting worse then it was before.. The one good thing i have learned is by watching the Dr's. There is a Vaccine for C***e abuse, but i would like to learn more about it before i deceide my next move.
I had one planned for me. When I saw it coming I was VERY angry, which is a normal reaction for an addict to feel. I ran from the meeting - but a few weeks later I realized that I did need to go to rehab. I wasnt confronted by a whole group but one close friend that I respected and trusted. An intervention with lots of people needs to be done with a proper drug councellor to mediate. Also, people who do a lot of drugs or have an addiction are not thinking clearly. I turned into a completely different person. Once you are clean your thinking becomes clean too. I appreciated everyones concern after the fact...no matter what, trying is better than sitting back and watching. The only outcomes of drug abuse is jail - or death.
Yes my nephew has developed an addiction to his computer game. He refuses to go to school.About 3 weeks ago my sister asked me and my father to help encourage my nephew to enter a program to help him.He is now angry with us but the hospital is gradually working to engage him into a regular life style.I do believe it was and is the correct thing to do and am looking forward to seeing him healthy.
Yes, in fact I'm going to try to organize one for someone I know who desperately needs one.
Absolutely not! I don't believe you need an intervention to tell someone your concerns and besides if and when they are ready to make a change in their life they will! I have watched Intervention and to me it seems ridiculous! The families are usually begging and pleading with the person to go to rehab. As adults people are free to make their own choices and as sad and heart breaking as it may be it is their life and their choice!
My brother drinking for 15 years.Inthe ten last years in and out of jail do to he drinking and have not deal with our mother death .we are close he live in ont and i live in alberta after my mother die my father and little sister move with me .I wouldn't let brother move in because of his drinking i have three children to think about age at that time was 12 years my little sister and my two son 9 and 3 years didn't want him around the children because he like to fight with people went he drinking.we spent money to help him and talk to him told him we want him back.i help him to best way i know .hope slice would do a intervention with me . he in jail still nov 2 2011 .
I have a couple responses 1)to MICHELLE: 15 years of abusing alochol is tough for all memebers of the family, not just your brother, and in a way, with him being in Jail, its helping him to stay sober. Although I do agree, to an extent, with LILY, sometimes we, who suffer emotional pain etc. alongside with the "addicts", we feel like we SHOULD, at least, say something. When someone who has a problem in our eyes, but theymay feel like they don't, yes that is going ot ba tough conversation to have, but that's what it hsould just be...NOT BEGGING THEM TO GO TO REHAB AS WE SEE SOME FAMILIES DO ON INTERVENTION. Bringing attention to what you feel is causing issues for you isunderstandable, but HE HAS TO BE AT THE POINT WHERE HE KNOWS HE HAS A PROBLEM AND WANTS TO GET HELP. Not everyone who abuses drugs/alochol wants to admit and MAKE THE CHOICE TO GO GET HELP, that is why sharing what YOU feel will hopefully help him realize that he has a problem, but more importantly, do he want to make a change in his life. GOODLUCK :)
Please ignore the spelling erros. I did not edit it :)
My sister is an alcholic and her ex-husband has asked me if i will make an intervention with her on my own. We have one other sister. I am very nervous and have no idea how to do it. I'm afraid it will all go horribly wrong. This sister and I don't always see eye to eye as we are too alike temprementally. Please help.
My brother has been a heroin addict/alcoholic for the last ten years and has suffered long enough. We are kids of family violence and lost our mom at a young age. My father raised us on a farm and beat us almost on a daily basis, not too mention all the verbal damage he did as well. I have not spoken to my brother in over a year. My sister has told me that he is borrowing money and being enabled our siblings whom are also addicts themselves. He is spiraling out of control and I fear he is going to die soon, It would change our lives forever if he could only get clean,we need our brother back. Please Please help us.
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