How Can You Help an Addict?
It is said that ne accepts they have an addiction when they first get an acceptance they are addicted, but not very one is in a position to know they are hooked and therefore will not be able to tell.
The drug and substance abuse starts when you sue drug in social settings, the habit develops and it becomes more painful when people around you get to realize one is addicted and if you want to help an addict in your family there are steps that you can take.
The detox and recovery process seems like a dark lonely path but it can be made easier if you accept to open up and let your family and friends come in to help by taking you to rehabilitation.
The first thing you can do to an addict is talk to them and tell them you have noticed a change in their behavior recently and if they are ready to talk about it.
The last thing you need to do to someone is show them anger and start to lecture them, this way they will be resentful and may opt not to be open about the problem.
Stage an intervention with friends and family members, ideally your loved one will eventually feel comfortable when they are approached in a compassionate manner rather than being confronted.
Some people when they are confronted with the addiction will not be responsive and will opt to be quiet, do not be worried, go ahead and ask them if they can see a specialist in a rehab.
If you have managed to get your loved one speak about their addiction through intervention you still need to persuade them to seek professional help for the benefit of their inner health.
The root cause of the problem needs to be understood from a deeper length and that is what drug and substance professional will seek to determine as well as show them various way they can stay sober.
Once you have helped you loved one addict to find help for their addiction you may think but the work is done, but the battle just began because you will try and monitor if they staying clean.
One of the frustrating thing when you are helping an addict is seeing them fail or relapse, unfortunately not everyone takes the treatment seriously for the first, second and even third time, it will take many recovery attempts before they stay clean.
The best thing you can do is to assure them that you will be there in case they come to a realization they want to change their life.