We have all tried our best to help addicts but sometimes failed miserably. This is why I believe that sometimes addicts have to suffer the negative consequences of drug use personally without the intervention of others in order to trigger their own lowest points of desperation to surrender and seek help. Take this perfect example: When an alcoholic gets arrested, do you bail him out? Mind you, this is not the first time. Your answer is probably 'NO'. Why? Because you feel the addict has to bear the consequences of drug use even if it means a little jail time. Maybe, you hope that this will jolt him back to his right senses and force him to face his denial and change ways. We need to know what kind of help is appropraite and what isn't. What do you think of this? Is it effective or does it lead to more issues?