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How to Stage an Intervention

When you must step in, keep these tips in mind.

If you have an addict in your family who has resisted all of your efforts to get him or her into treatment, you may be considering an intervention. Intervening in a structured and well-planned way succeeds (meaning the addict goes to a treatment program the day of the intervention) 85 percent of the time. So says Debra Jay, coauthor of Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention, which includes a chapter on how to intervene with older adults. She offers these tips about the perils and rewards of the process: … Back to Article

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