When a person has a drug or addiction problem, they have a disease that can hurt the family unless they seek the necessary help from a dependable rehabilitation centre. Drug abuse puts a lot of stress on parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents and anyone who is part of the home. Please don’t be fooled in to thinking that any addiction case is different, or that the situation is unique, because the outcomes and destruction is always the same.
What happens when a family member gets involved in drugs/addiction?
- You can’t count on them to do what they say they will do.
- They may forget or get distracted because their focus is on getting and taking drugs.
- They might lie or steal money to buy drugs.
- They might get fired from their jobs.
- They might not come home at night.
- They will refuse recovery or admit there’s a problem
- They may do bad things they would never do if they weren’t abusing drugs.
Family members might fight and argue excessively because of the problems the drug abuse is causing by withholding recovery. The drug user might do and say things that upset neighbours and friends, and make the family feel ashamed and somewhat embarrassed. Some people who are battling addiction don’t believe that they are sick and out of control nor seek recovery, so they don’t look for treatment at a reputable rehabilitation facility such as Eden Recovery. They don’t see the problems they are causing themselves and those around them. Other people who are addicted are aware of the problem, but may be so upset and confused that they do not know how to ask for or get help. But there is always hope. Recovery is possible and loved ones and relationships can be pieced back together and relationships restored. Hope is never lost and second chances are imminent. The sun can shine again. For more information on how you can help a loved one who is struggling addiction as well as more on Eden Recovery Centre’s Treatment Programmes, please contact the Eden Recovery Centre. You can depend on full discretion.