• Make a plan. If you live with a person who refuses to change, consider asking him or her to leave. Or, you may need to leave, yourself. Loving someone with an addiction does not require you to witness their destructive behaviors. You must be the one strong enough to take action to change the situation. Consider making a plan with the help of your family and other trusted advisors (such as a professional interventionist) and be prepared to follow through with the plan. • Never ride with a person who is driving while substance impaired. This protects your safety and gives a clear message that you will not tolerate or condone such behavior. It takes courage to say, “I think my friend or family member is an addict.” Follow up on that courageous admission by going online and searching for services in your area to treat addiction, or help find assistance for yourself. You can contact the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-4357 or online at samhsa.gov to find a local rehab facility. Never ride with a person who is driving while substance impaired.
Preventing Substance Impaired Driving
In addition to those with diagnosable addiction problems, there are those who merely do not consider the dangers of
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