Drug and alcohol abuse are common problems among young people in America. 1.7 million young adults in America abuse prescription medications to get high (1). As a person’s body gets used to the drugs or alcohol, they have to consume more of it to experience the same high. This leads not only to heavier drinking or drug taking, but also to the use of harder substances. Addicts become so dependent on their drink or drugs that it can be hard to get through to them about the dangers. Sometimes an intervention is the only way to shock them into seeing the full extent of their problem.
If you are worried by your son’s drink or drug use, it may be time to stage an intervention in order to make him realize the severity of his problem.