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A drug intervention is a structured and planned event where family members and friends come together to confront a loved one about their drug use, and encourage them to seek help for their addiction. The primary objective of a drug intervention is to motivate the individual to recognize the negative impact their drug use is having on their lives and the lives of those around them, and to seek treatment to address their addiction.

A professional interventionist or counselor typically leads the intervention process. The interventionist will help plan and coordinate the intervention, facilitate communication between the family members and the individual, and provide support and guidance throughout the process.

During the intervention, family members and friends will express their concerns and emotions about the individual’s drug use, and how it has affected their lives. They will also provide the individual with a specific treatment plan, such as entering a rehab program or attending therapy sessions. The individual is then given an opportunity to accept the treatment plan or decline.

The goal of a drug intervention is to encourage the individual to seek help and begin the recovery process. It is important to note that the success of a drug intervention is not guaranteed, and it may take several interventions or attempts to get an individual to seek treatment.