I drove Mrs. Florene to church yesterday. In the car, she asked me if I thought an intervention would work on George. She had been watching that show on A&E.
"Interventions rarely work," I told her. "I learned from AA that you have to hit rock bottom to start to climb back up. George is a functional alcoholic so that doesn't seem likely."
"You know?" Mrs. Florene then said. "You hate to see your child suffer and it is like a slow death."
My heart went out to her when she said that. She is such a dear lady with a heart of gold. I told her I would get online and start looking for treatment centers. It gave her hope and that is something that can be in short supply with an addicted loved one.