IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

07.06.10

The method of conducting interventions is considered an effective way of confronting alcoholics and drug addicts.  Interventions are done with the hope that this confrontation will "raise the bottom," and that the addict will face the condition before there's further anguish.
However effective interventions may be, they're not part of the 12 Step program. Our work is based on attraction, not the admitted coercion that's part of intervention.
If we take part in interventions, this separation should be clearly understood.  The person who still suffers should know that the 12 Step program depends on attraction, not any of the other methods that might be available.
It's important to make this point clear, because the intervention may fail. Whether it does or not, the individual must not be left with the idea that intervention is a 12 Step activity. At any stage, the fellowship is always available to him or her.
I'll probably see lots of people today who need help in facing their addiction. I'll know that their recovery comes in God's good time. ~Walk in Dry Places

5 comments:

Syd said...

So very true. Coercion does not work for any program of recovery.

Jeremy said...

A VERY good reminder. Attraction not promotion

dAAve said...

... and that's the truth.

Bobby said...

Sometimes intervention is the only way of getting an individual the help they need. Unfortunately addiction is a very complex problem so the odds are very high that even with the best of intentions many interventions are doomed to fail. Addiction is devastating. There can be no doubt about this. However, there is always doubt about how to approach an addict in trouble. Thank you for your informative post.I hope it serves to help addicts and their families out there still suffering.

that girl said...

amen to that