When it's time to act, an intervention may be necessary. Usually an intervention is simply giving an opportunity for the addict to decide that they need help, and providing them the exact answer to how.
Webster defines intervention as the act of coming between. Addiction intervention is a process by which the harmful, progressive, once-destructive effects of chemical dependency are interrupted, and the chemically dependent person can get the help to stop using mood-altering substances and be taught to develop new, healthier ways to cope with his or her problems. A person need not hit "rock bottom" or be an emotional or physical wreck before such help can be given. Intervention is presenting reality to a person out of touch with it in a caring and non-judgmental way.
- City: Toronto
- Province: Ontario
- Telephone: 1 (866) 220-6151