When dealing with drug addicts or alcoholics, there are very few moments you get to make a move for treatment. Because you are dealing with some of the most unwilling people in the world, the desire to seek help can disappear in a second, leaving the next opportunity unknown. However, there a few things you can do to better be prepared for when it comes. One thing you can do is to familiarize yourself with local detox facilities and rehab centers, and have a plan that the entire family is willing to support. This way you are ready and can act immediately when your loved one approaches you for help. Your loved one will need to be physically removed from his/her drug of choice before entering a more intensive long-term treatment, so the first step would be to admit your loved one to a detox. It is better that the addict plays their own part in seeking recovery, so it is important that you are not doing more work then your loved one. They too, should know about detoxes, rehabs, etc.