Confronting a teenager about drug or alcohol use can be a challenging proposition for any parent. Following some tips to plan a calm intervention can be helpful in supporting a teen to consider treatment for addiction. Addressing the problem head on is always better when done with love (and a plan).
Interventions can be awkward for everyone involved. Talking to a teen about drug use and how the family feels about it is always a good idea. Two basic types of interventions exist:
Some of the following are some tips for how to prepare for staging an informal intervention:
Following the above tips may sound easy but it will take practice and preparation. If a history of drug use exists within the family it may be helpful to look into a more formal intervention but an informal intervention can be just as effective in reaching an addicted teen.
Staging an intervention does not have to be overwhelming. Hired Power can provide supportive resources or information to help you get started. Call us to find out how we can help you begin.
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