There’s a pretty simple principle behind every intervention: Pull your head out

Of course you’d never put it that way in polite company…but interventions aren’t exactly high on politesse in the first place. Pull your head out of your ass. That’s what I needed to hear, when they sat me down for my intervention. Get a clue. Look at what you’re doing to yourself. Look at what you’re doing to the people you care about.

Pull your head out, Jack…before you get the thing stuck up there for good.

My intervention got me sober. That is, my intervention got me to enroll in a drug rehab program, which set me on the road to getting sober. I can’t tell you where I’d be without it. Really can’t. The miracle of interventions is that they quite literally save you from yourself: They get you to see how badly you’ve screwed things up, which for most drug addicts is and has got to be the real germ seed of recovery.

So yes, please: Pull your head out of your ass. You’re missing a pretty good time out here with the rest of us.