Another factor is that part of the addiction is denial. The drug addict will deny that they have any problem at all and therefore, it is difficult for them to see that they need help. However, by nature of the dependence, the addict will find themselves in crisis situations such as losing a job or being kicked out of the house. When these things happen, they are more open to counsel by loved ones. These opportunities must be seized quickly or the addict goes right back into their old habits.
Gathering as many loved ones together to talk with the addict is best only if the addict truly loves or respects these people. Even one person works if the addict holds them in high regard. Always get the advice of trained drug counselors before attempting an intervention. It is important when confronting an addict that those present maintain an overall positive attitude. The consequences for the addiction must lie squarely on the addict’s shoulders. Those involved should make it clear that they will do everything possible to help the addict but will no longer tolerate the drug use or cover up for them and the actions committed while high.
The person afflicted with the addiction must know that the loved ones are serious. Loved ones must no longer cover up for or make excuses for the addict. They should, however, remain as positive as possible. Ensure the addict there is a better life. Let them know things can and will get better once they get help.
Again, no one should ever attempt a direct intervention without professional help.
Call a drug rehab center and get professional advice. If possible (and it may or may not be possible), have a drug counselor there when you do the intervention.
It may take a while to finally get through to the addict, but more often than not, intervention of some kind does work eventually. Keeping a positive attitude but being firm is the best way to handle the situation. The cocaine addict is going to try to exploit any weakness they see so those involved must resolve to stay firm. Often, it is only with the help of loved ones that addicts overcome their addictions. Whether there is one person helping the addict or twelve, all must stay firm and positive. Wavering on the issues is only going to give the addict an excuse to avoid cocaine addiction treatment.