Interventions & Families

Interventions and family behaviors that result in the patient being willing to give up drugs and seek treatment are called corrective behaviors. In corrective behaviors, we limit the patient. Correctional attitudes may seem difficult and awkward, but when support and provocation make matters worse, there is no choice. Corrective attitudes are free from grief and anger and beatings.

In order to get rid of grief and anger, it is necessary to recognize the disease of intoxication as a real disease. In corrective attitudes we show the patient a deep connection between his action (addiction) and its consequence (destruction). Unless you have sufficient knowledge about drug addiction, do not discuss with the patient. Doing so will only increase the fight.


Keep in mind that even healthy people do not easily admit their guilt, blame others and entertain themselves through self-deception. The drug addict is the champion in these things. Communicating with the patient is not easy. We need training if we want to improve it. Don’t take promises from the patient because promises are not a cure for this disease.

The real cure is to change the patient’s ill thoughts. Ask the patient to meet the treatment requirements instead of being a watchdog. Stop controlling the patient’s drug intake. Even the patient himself cannot control the number of drugs. Yes! He can quit completely. Controlling quantity is not a cure, it’s just a thief’s game.

Divide & Conquer

Do not make threatening threats to the patient. Do what you say and do not say what you do not want to do. Transmit the patient’s condition to other family members. Don’t make the disease a secret. Disable the patient’s “distribute and drug” policy. Instead of trying to recover, they wallow in their sadness and thus, experience more failure. Don’t give the patient a chance to hurt you.

Do not accept the patient’s justification for using drugs because of the circumstances or you. The causes of the number of drugs that patients use are not external but internal. When a drug addict becomes addicted, he or she does not need a reason to become addicted. He just needs as much intoxication as his body makes the intoxication toxic and wastes it fast.


Do not lie behind the patient at all times. Anger and tears are just a recipe for ill health. There is nothing that you can do to help the patient. If you want to help her, take care of your health first. Nothing can be given from an empty vessel. Drive the car of worldliness, business and life.

Do not repay patient loans. Don’t take responsibility for it. Don’t make excuses for his absence from business, job, and happiness events. If he is intoxicated, do not guard him. There is no need to lie about this. If caught doing drugs, don’t help. Let the patient suffer the consequences of his actions because the crisis breaks the patient’s self-deception and paves the way for liberation from drugs.

Don’t take the pains that come with it due to intoxication on your life. If the taste of intoxication reaches him and you suffer, then why did he give up intoxication? When you succeed in convincing him that drugs are the cause of your troubles, not us, then he will hate drugs, not us.

When He Does Not Believe!

The patient or family has already put in a lot of effort. Sometimes success is achieved for a short time and sometimes you have to face failure on the first day. Whether the drug breaks last for days or weeks, it is clear that the problem cannot be solved without treatment because even after quitting the disease the disease does not go away but the other side of it becomes active. As soon as you quit drugs, the disease takes the form of anxiety, sadness and anger. The severity of these ailments subsides in a few days, but the condition continues to burn.

The patient is trained to deal with this bad mood in treatment. It is not easy for a drug addict to make the rehabilitation journey alone. In addition to being a compassionate therapist, rehabilitation requires a conducive environment in which other people are going through the same steps. If left untreated, the disease is 100% fatal. In addition to illness, accidents while intoxicated can be life-threatening. Sometimes the patient panics and thinks about suicide and sometimes it goes away. Remember that we are not just talking about a bad habit but about life or death.

It would be cruel to leave a person with a terminal illness helpless because they are unwilling to seek treatment. It is enough for someone to be sick for treatment and what is the doubt about his being sick? The key to success in process interventions is to refrain from support. Note that as the addiction progresses, it becomes easier to predict the patient’s addictive behaviors. Once a drug addict is diagnosed, the patient’s future can be accurately predicted. Despite significant differences in environment, character, education, and social status, drug addicts are more or less in the same predicament.

After being addicted to drugs, professors, doctors, businessmen, laborers and criminals have the same temperament and face the same dangers if left untreated. Holding hands in such a situation is a tragic death. Interestingly, premature predictions and appearances about drug addiction prove to be our effective weapon in the fight against this disease. Even though the patient is not aware of this, we already know “what is going to happen next?” So we can formulate our own strategy to fight the disease. We can save the patient from disaster by winning this battle of survival.