Drugs and alcohol addiction do not discriminate, they destroy all kinds of relationships, whether it is single or married parents, siblings, extended family members, colleagues, and friends.
The amount of information we have about every situation we find ourselves in, will determine how we will be able to handle those situations. The most important aspect of the preliminary stages is to garner more detailed information about drug and alcohol abuse, even though you have been associated with these for long. You can't depend on judgment skills or misconceptions. To get the actual facts regarding how substances and alcohol influence the family and the individual is key.
The condition alcohol addiction and dependence is a family malady that influences everybody close to the individual. The alcoholic or drug addict needs assistance, as well as everyone close to them, needs it too. Understanding, help, and support are good not only for the addict but for every family member to learn how to overcome the complications brought about by the addiction. Counselling, education and recovery support groups can assist you to see that you have other people, that you're not to blame for the drug or alcohol use, and that you are required to look after yourself, irrespective of if the individual you're worried about decides to get some assistance.
In order to better understand how someone else's addiction and drug use has affected you, ask yourself these questions:
Some of the options you can get help from include support groups, counselling and treatment programs. Only the individual who uses drugs/alcohol can make the choice to look for assistance, though you can assist in creating the environment to make that choice more appealing. They could be motivated to seek for self-help or treatment when they see you searching for support or assistance. Consider the treatment possibilities and costs together and communicate your conviction that the treatment will be effective.
When the individual who you're worried about is not able or willing to look for assistance, you should think about an intervention that's planned and directed by pros.
With the support and guidance of an experienced professional, an intervention is a powerful way for a family to get education and support while focusing on getting the addict to accept going to treatment.
Similarly as with every chronic ailment, everybody needs time to recoup and recapture health. For the family member and individual, there might be a relapse or pause in the treatment. Forgotten issues may be brought to the surface now and then. Get educated by these happenings and concentrate on the healing process.
There is no complete cure for alcohol or drug addiction but the disease is stopped whenever the addict stops using the addictive substance. America at present has millions of healed drug and alcohol former addicts going about their normal life sober. There are also millions of relatives and children of former addicts who have also been healed!