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Posted by: Monica | 2010/01/27

Intervention?????

Please advise what steps to be taken my son 30yrs old is a weed addict and has used cocaine before. His living conditions are disgusting no personal hygiene at all. He lives away from home. Not sure how to handle the situation he speaks freely about his problem but always promises to sort his life out but that is were it stops. Do we bring him back home and help sort the problem or what. I need some advise plse.

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Hello Monica

It certainly sounds as if your son needs intervention. Bringing him back home will not really alleviate the problem.

He will find ways and means of using, wherever he is. Rescuing him by offering him the comforts of a parental home is not really helpful. But your concern is understandable.

Your son will need professional intervention. You do not state where you live, but you can email Nicholas at nicholas.mcdiarmid@harmonyclinic.co.za and he will be able to assist you.


In many cases, loved ones and those suffering from severe addiction and alcoholism may be unaware that they need treatment or even unwilling to accept help.

Despite the best intentions of family and friends, there are occasions when professional intervention is necessary in order to stop the downward spiral of destruction that can be the direct result of alcoholism and/or drug addiction.

Interventions can be extremely difficult to conduct successfully without professional help. For many, interventions can represent a "last hope" in the effort to save those we love. If your situation requires an intervention, Harmony can help.

Harmony Addictions Clinic has put together a highly professional team of clinical interventionists. These experts have all been working in the field of addictions for many years and have been of assistance in the even the most stubborn of cases.

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Posted by: Addictions expert forum | 2010/01/27

Hello Monica

It certainly sounds as if your son needs intervention. Bringing him back home will not really alleviate the problem.

He will find ways and means of using, wherever he is. Rescuing him by offering him the comforts of a parental home is not really helpful. But your concern is understandable.

Your son will need professional intervention. You do not state where you live, but you can email Nicholas at nicholas.mcdiarmid@harmonyclinic.co.za and he will be able to assist you.


In many cases, loved ones and those suffering from severe addiction and alcoholism may be unaware that they need treatment or even unwilling to accept help.

Despite the best intentions of family and friends, there are occasions when professional intervention is necessary in order to stop the downward spiral of destruction that can be the direct result of alcoholism and/or drug addiction.

Interventions can be extremely difficult to conduct successfully without professional help. For many, interventions can represent a "last hope" in the effort to save those we love. If your situation requires an intervention, Harmony can help.

Harmony Addictions Clinic has put together a highly professional team of clinical interventionists. These experts have all been working in the field of addictions for many years and have been of assistance in the even the most stubborn of cases.

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