There are only small windows of opportunity during which an individual is in a place of readiness to receive treatment and/or support.

It is critical that when this window opens, the treatment and support that individual needs is made readily available to them with as few barriers and obstacles to hurdle as possible.

It is fundamental to have treatment, support and resources ready when your loved one needs it. However, many are hit with long waiting lists, red tape, bureaucratic barriers, insurance denials and a lack of resources. When this occurs, that small window of opportunity slams shut.

It is important for family and friends to have a plan to execute the day your loved one wants help. HABZ have supported people with substance dependence from the embryonic stages, to seeking rehabilitation and recovery. My experience in supporting substance users has taught me how important it is to have a plan. My experience has also provided me with some knowledge that you may find helpfu in the Recovery Plan . If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.