Most addicts are engulfed within an extreme amount of denial about their addiction. Therefore, when they discuss their problems they are inclined to throw up their walls and become increasingly agitated. Don’t allow their attitude and actions to send you into a rage. Discuss things patiently and be willing to listen to their side. Even if you believe their opinions to be those of an addict, it’s imperative that you give them the floor and pay them the same respect that you expect to receive in turn. During an intervention, family members make the common mistake of being overbearing and force their beliefs on the other person. It’s important to stay level headed and be willing to acknowledge efforts.