It is believed that only the addict can decide to seek treatment. Unfortunately, this may take a lot of time, and irreparable damage may have already occurred. According to drug abuse treatment experts, intervention by friends or family is necessary. If your friend exhibits signs of substance abuse, you may feel you should not interfere, believing you will alienate your loved one or even make the addiction problem worse. The truth is that when you step in, it is an indication that you care and you could literally save the life of your loved one. When approaching your loved one, you need to be nonjudgmental and calm as much as you can. Even if you have painful memories or strong feelings associated with the addition of your loved one, you should note that drug addiction is a chronic disease that is similar to cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. The best thing to do is to call us on 0330 113 2627 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be glad to intervene.