The family plays a huge role in the recovery process. Addiction destroys relationships with loved ones. Rebilding these relationships and re-estab;lishing trust is paramount. At our drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers we see first hand how important treating the entire family can be.
Addiction is Not a Choice
Addiction or drug abuse is a disorder and every drug addict has a story that has led them to consider drug consumption as their only resort to deal with challenges. Through this, we can absolutely call it a problem and not a choice. A drug addict doesn’t just destroy himself through this miserable pattern of drug consumption but everyone who is closely associated with the individual. Many suffer from the repercussions. When closely related people are considered, family counts first in them. As a parent or a spouse or a close friend, you get a significant role to help your loved one from recovering and fight their battle against drug addiction.
The repercussions of drug abuse are not restricted to the drug abuser alone, but they also have a passive connection with people who live with them. Many times family members will enable a loved one keeping them in addiction. This can be seen with the family and close friends. If you know someone in your family or in your close friends circle who is consuming drugs and is already fighting their battle to give up on drug addiction then now is the time when you should extend your duties in helping them.
Top 3 Things That Could Save a Loved One Who is Addicted to Drugs
1. Keep Yourself Involved With Them
Try to keep yourself involved in their routine and interact with them more than you ever used to do. Also, make sure you don’t suffocate them by reducing their personal space. Your involvement can be significant if you change the entire family lifestyle i.e. the whole family practices a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. This helps the patient from resisting the craving and temptation of consuming drugs.
2. Listen, Contemplate and Understand
Drug addicts react abnormally and often get violent. This reduces tolerance in rest of the family members to cope with their abnormalities. Family members usually get frustrated and disappointed from the patient that instead of considering their abnormal behavior as an alarm for help, they isolate them and make them feel lonely. To help your loved ones, you must listen to their problems even if they sound twisted, they need your support. You must contemplate their voice and help them.
3. Maintain a Stress-Free Home Environment
Youngsters coming from broken families or victimized by rape and various traumatic and violent incidents usually start doing drugs to find an escape from the troublesome setbacks. As a family, you must maintain a stress-free home environment to prevent your children getting involved in such an unfortunate habit.
Be Well Recovery Drug Rehabs Southern California Centers Can Help Today!
The staff at our inpatient drug rehabs Southern California addiction treatment centers are extremely dedicated. Your success is their success. They have dedicated their lives to get you into long-term reciovery. Our services include;
- alcohol detox centers in LA
- opiate detox centers in Southern California
- residential inpatient addiction treatment centers
- IOP drug rehabs Southern California
If your loved one is in need of assistance on their recovery journey or if you would like more information to support your loved ones, BeWell Recovery is here for you. Visit our website, or call us now at 866-317-8395 for more information.
Bruce is a recognized expert in substance abuse treatment marketing and call center management. With his 30 years’ experience in substance abuse recovery, his knowledge regarding how the treatment process works cannot be overstated. Bruce has assisted thousands of people who were seeking treatment for alcohol, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis. He has maintained continuous recovery from various addictions since September 1989. Besides himself, he has placed his own children, employees, family members, friends and other loved ones into various treatment programs.
Bruce was the Assistant Vice President of Admissions for American Addiction Centers “AAC”, a nationwide dual diagnosis treatment center with over 1,000 beds. Since 2014, he has built and operated many call centers in Nevada and Texas. Prior, Bruce built over 20 years of Direct Response Marketing “DRM” experience, marketing products on the internet, radio, TV, and print. Bruce is considered a pioneer of “direct to web only” marketing. He is also an early pioneer of using numbers in web URLs on those mediums.