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.
Knowing what we're up against helps us cope with anything. Even if you have been experiencing the effects of drug or alcohol problems for a long time, learning what you can about addiction is an essential first step. Don't believe popular myths or rely on only common sense. Learning about the real ways that alcohol and drugs affect both the addict and the family is really important.
All the people that are related to the addict are affected by the addiction disease because it is a family one. You and the alcohol/drug user require assistance, even when you fail to realise it immediately. For you to discover the most workable ways to defeat the dangers of this disease, the rightful information must be given to you and your relatives. To get you to know that many people are behind you in this struggle, and that you are not the cause of the addict's drinking habit and therefore should take care of yourself, whether the addict wants to change or not, you will be assisted by education, counselling and recovery support groups.
You need to answer the following questions so as to realise how another person's drug and alcohol use has affected you.
Treatment schemes, counselling and recuperation supportive groups are all alternatives for getting help. While you have the opportunity to create a palatable ground for addicts to choose to get help for their addiction, the decision to go for help lie only with them. Getting help and counselling for yourself might spark interest and encourage them to join you seeking help. Consider the treatment possibilities and costs together and communicate your conviction that the treatment will be effective.
Consider a planned intervention with a professional if the person you're worried about is not willing to seek out help on his or own.
Professional Intervention with a qualified interventionist helps the family learn, have guidance and get support when convincing the loved one to go for treatment.
As with all other chronic diseases, every person requires some time to make a recovery and reclaim their health. For the family member and individual, there might be a relapse or pause in the treatment. Resentment may happen and tensions may go up from time to time. Everyone should try to learn from these events and keep the focus on recovery.
A person can stop indulging in alcohol or drugs for a long time and live a healthy life even if there is no ultimate cure for the addictions. Currently, there are a great number of Americans living in long haul recuperation from dependence on alcohol and different drugs. There are also millions of relatives and children of former addicts who have also been healed!