Family & Addiction
If you are concerned a family member may be suffering from alcoholism or drug abuse, chances are you are right. You are probably feeling hopeless and your family is dealing with high levels of stress, anxiety, and even embarrassment. To cope with this uncontrollable situation, family members may try to avoid the truth or a genuine connection with the addict. Nothing is more painful than watching someone you love struggle with addiction. Helping your loved one to recovery is necessary and possibly life saving.
How to Help Your Family Member
Even knowing that your actions come from a place of love, it can still be intimidating to get your loved one into rehab, especially if it is against their will. You have obviously seen signs of addiction if you are reading this section. Drug or alcohol addiction can lead to problems at home and issues at school or work. For most parents or spouses, the breaking point comes when their loved one is acting dangerously or recklessly.
“How to HELP an Addicted Friend or Relative,” states there is unfortunately no fast and easy way to help someone with addiction. Read this article as it is helpful for supporting an addicted love one and how to care for yourself.
Feel free to call us today at (330) 953 3300 . For any questions or concerns you may have about getting your loved one into New Day Recovery. Your call is confidential.
Recovery For The Family
Receiving support for what you are going through as a family member of an addict is very important to healing the wounds of addiction. We encourage family members to get involved with support groups such as Al-Anon. It is beneficial to be a part of a supportive team of people who are going through the same experience you are, and to know that you are not alone.
It can be beneficial if the family members enter therapy sessions with the addict. This increases awareness of unhealthy behaviors and dysfunctional roles that addiction has created in your family and home. This is key in helping you, and your love one have greater chance of overcoming their addiction with your loving support.