if the helping hand would be best on the "way down" or on the way back up. It seems, on the surface that if they're on the way down and haven't reached "bottom" as I've put it, then they wouldn't yet appreciate it or take full advantage of it. In most cases that is.
But even before that, I'm also not sure if someone who is "staying there" or hovering, has really hit bottom? As I said, it's very personal for each individual. But if they truly have hit bottom and simply stayed there then perhaps they are on the list of the incapable.
Hell this is all just theory anyway.
We could make a flow chart? lol