How do I make an intervention happen?

Be open and ask but be prepared with information and a plan of what to do next. Addiction is a disease of denial so be prepared for that. You can have an informal intervention which is a conversation or a formal intervention with professional and other important family members. You can find a guide to Intervention, "Time to Act" from the Partnership for Drug Free America website.

Teaming up with an addiction professional can get you help they need. Please refer to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) website for a listing of certified programs/professionals or call OASAS addiction services helpline 877-8-HOPE-NY or Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol 24-hour hotline number 516-481-4000. Nassau Alliance for Addiction Services (NAFAS) at the NAFAS website.

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1. What is heroin?
2. What are the facts about heroin?
3. Who uses heroin?
4. How is heroin used?
5. What is the attraction of heroin?
6. What are the long-term consequences of heroin use?
7. Is there a connection between prescription drugs and heroin?
8. How can I prevent my child from becoming addicted?
9. How to know when someone needs help?
10. What kind of treatment services are there?
11. How do I make an intervention happen?
12. What is the mission of the Herion Prevention Task Force?
13. Where can I find some resources related to heroin abuse?
14. Where can I find information to share with my teen about heroin abuse?
15. How do I contact the Heroin Prevention Task Force?