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What does it take to cope with a family member’s drug addiction? View my re-prints from the widely successful blog, “Intervene”, that was run by the former Partnership for A Drug Free America (PDFA), recently re-formatted at the new website: Partnership for Drug Free Kids. So, how does America become drug free? is that possible? The demand for addictive drugs continues to move in the wrong direction. We know that! Yes, education is key until the work of those that care can positively impact ways that changes the paradigm of treatment …and demand supportive judicial legislation. In America, a fractured legal and health care system still does little to reduce the disease of addiction. The drug war continues to consume the bulk of our efforts. We do the best we can but that is far from acceptable. It is easier to keep insisting that addicts must “will” their own cures. It does take outside intervention in the many severe cases. It’s whole families that take the brunt of misdirected funding and a drug war in which its efforts are counterproductive. The result we see, is American families bearing a burden of seemingly impossible and troubling pursuit; saving their addicted loved one from the misery of addiction. We have do what we can to survive and share that with others.