When family members become concerned about a loved one’s alcohol use, they will almost always do all the wrong things. Operating out of a sense of loyalty and love, they will unwittingly enable the disease to progress. Inevitably, the alcohol or other drug use becomes worse.
Jeff Jay, co-author of LOVE FIRST, gives an introduction to intervention: Intervention saved my life. My story is somewhat unusual because I went further down the scale of addiction than many. But it is still a clear illustration of the power of intervention.