Lately, I've been noticing the frequency of shows that depict a family who is so terribly affected by the addiction to substances of their loved one, so aggrieved by their demise, that they have decided to stage a televised intervention. This entails all the concerned family members (usually immediate family), along with a withdrawal expert that they have consulted, coming together and airing their sorrow and concerns first amongst each other, and then organizing a strategy for them to be able to successfully approach the loved one who is on a downward spiral of drug addiction. Televised or not, my question to you today is, do you think that staging an intervention is the best day to deal with the problem of addiction to substances amongst our loved ones, and in particular, our children? If you don't think that this is the best or most sensitive method, could you suggest some methods that you've seen as proving successful, or that you know would be more effective? The help is very much appreciated.