You love your family members, even the ones who don’t always make the best decisions. If your loved one is on drugs, you might find out that he or she is facing drug charges. These are very serious charges that must be taken seriously. We know that you only want to help your loved one. While we fully understand that you want to help, make sure that you are actually helping and not enabling.

There are some cases in which a person facing drug charges will actually get help with a conviction. Think about how much a program like drug court could help them. The participants have to go through rehabilitation and they are subject to frequent and random drug tests.

As upsetting as it is to know that your loved one might end up with a criminal record, you need to take the time to think about how this might be a wake up call for your loved one. Now, you can only offer support and tough love while they deal with the consequences.

Just to be clear, your loved one can offer a defense against any drug charge that he or she is facing. We will evaluate the situation and determine what options are open. Once we know these options, we can go over them with your loved one so he or she can make a decision based on what the individual thinks is best.

Ultimately, your loved ones controls their own show. Offering support without being an enabler is one of the best things you can do. We will be here to help with the legal aspects of the case.