Letting the Light in ran a Questions & Answers Interview with Ian Young about his style of Interventions for families living with someone suffering from addictive illness. He answers the following questions:
- What advice would you have for parents of a middle-aged addict if that addict refuses to leave their house? This kind of situation can turn the parents’ lives into a nightmare as they get older.
- If a family would like to carry out an Intervention but can’t afford to pay a professional to help them, what can they do on their own? Is there anywhere they can find the support necessary to do an Intervention? What approach could they use?
- What Consequences can a family put in place if their addict declines to go into rehab during the Intervention?
- In cases where an older addict has been to rehab and lapsed afterwards – returning to his or her previous habits of emotional blackmail towards their parents – what action would you advise parents take to be able to deal with this?
- When an Intervention has been carried out in the past, and the addict has gone to rehab and relapsed, does it make sense to repeat the process again?