Understanding Their Addiction
When addiction has reached the point where it begins to tear the fabric of family and friendship apart, understanding may be very difficult for all of those affected.
Family and friends are confused, frightened and angry. And they may at the same time be desperate to help. But where to start? What to do?
Choice? Chance? Compulsion? There are many reasons why people become addicted, and why they remain addicted even when help is available.
Addiction in the family is very difficult to explain and comprehend. But understanding addiction from the addict’s point of view is an important step for family and friends. RecoveredFamily.com will help you take this step.
Other sections of RecoveredFamily.com have explored the family roles in addiction: denial, enabling, and codependency. In this section we focus more closely on the understanding the addict and the addiction.
Raising Rock Bottom
The point at which an addict or alcoholic seeks help is often hitting rock bottom. As a family member you have the power to “raise rock bottom” in ways that may force the addict to enter drug rehab treatment. We’ll help you understand how this can be achieved. It is very crucial to remember that addicts in recovery have a high risk of relapse, and that this is not your fault.
As a family member or friend of someone struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, you have seen the terrible damage that the addict does to him or herself. You are also feeling the negative physical, emotional, social and financial effects of substance abuse.
The uncontrollable behavior of someone with a compulsive drug craving or alcohol abuse strikes out at everyone, regardless of age. And the damage can cross generations and last a lifetime, if active treatment isn’t begun.
You don’t know what to do. Where to turn? Who to ask? But you know that you need education and help.
RecoveredFamily.com was created to help you get the answers that you need, and the help that you crave. Explore our website for information and help from education to intervention.
And if you don’t find what you need on this site, contact us. We’re here to help.