No matter how hard it may seem, approaching your son when you think that he may have a substance abuse problem, is one of the most important things you can do for his life. Dealing with a drug problem head-on and as soon as possible will save your child from having to deal with the long-term effects of a drug addiction.
The worst things that you can do is go into denial and fail to take any kind of action necessary to helping your son. In order to successfully help your son with his addiction, an intervention may be the best course of action for addressing your son’s addiction problem and coming to a solution. An intervention does not have to be intimidating, it can be as simple as a conversation expressing your concern about his drug abuse and suggesting help.
However, if you already feel that the situation may be getting out of hand and want to put an end to any further harm your son could be doing to himself, a more formal intervention is in order. The most important part of staging a successful intervention is to set a desired outcome, such as having your son agree to receive substance abuse treatment.
Another important part of holding an intervention is to remember to keep calm – the last thing you need is to give your son a reason to storm out of the room and stop the conversation before it even begins. Before you approach the topic, gather everyone who will be attending the intervention, whether it be his loved ones, friends, co-workers, teachers or anyone else of importance, and discuss what will be said and in what order. That way, the intervention will go as smoothly as possible.
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