6 Important Steps to
Convince Someone to Seek
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Most people have personally known,
met, or have just even watched
someone on television who has
previously faced drug addiction.
While they narrate the hard
experience of their survival, one thing
that is not usually shown is how the
friends and families of these former
addicts coped up with their situation.
It’s not easy to have a friend or a
relative who is suffering from drug
addiction and abuse.
What can you do? How do you
confront them? How do you help? Is
there a way for them to change?
Should addicts be forced into
These might just be some of the
questions that are lingering in your
mind in that situation.
What you need to do is stay calm and
carefully think about how you will go
about it. Here are six steps to convince
someone to seek addiction treatment.
1. Learn about addiction and
You can’t talk someone into or out of
something you don’t even know or
understand yourself. You can even
make the situation worse. This is why
the first thing you need to do is to
research addiction and drug abuse
Study why people fall into drug
addiction and what the symptoms
are. After that, learn how this can be
addressed, including medical
treatment and drug addiction
2. Plan your intervention.
Once you understand how drug
addiction works and how to treat it,
you next want to layout an
intervention plan to convince your
friend or loved one to seek help.
Carefully lay out what you are going
to say and choose which medical or
recovery facilities you think is best for
them. Plan for their reaction and how
you are going to redirect the
conversation if it is negative.
What to say?
Which medical or
The next step is to communicate with
them. Ask them how they feel, why
they have resorted to using drugs, and
why they should seek addiction
treatment. The secret is to talk to
them, not at them.