The city of Annapolis is holding free workshops for people who want to help someone with a drug or alcohol problem.
Beginning tomorrow, two alcohol and drug abuse counselors will hold three-hour seminars on intervention, a process of getting alcoholics and addicts to enter treatment by confronting them with the damage their substance abuse has done to themselves and those around them.
"Many people recover from chemical addiction," a pamphlet for the workshops says. "But often only after they've lost their families, their friends, their job, their self-respect. An intervention seeks to raise this 'bottom.' " Counselors Art Harris of Alcohol and Drug Recovery Ltd., and Patty Hartge, of the National Institute for the Christian Family, will lead the workshops, which are sponsored by Alcohol and Drug Recovery and the city's Drug Policy Office.