The term “drug addict” typically conjures images of street junkies, prostitutes, and lost causes. Over the years, drugs such as crack, heroin, and meth amphetamine have taken hold of a general populous perception regarding addiction and drug use, whereas prescription abuse is often shrugged aside. However, this type of addiction can be much more dangerous, damaging, and common than most people realize.
Steps In The Direction To Recovery
1 – Begin attending Nar-Anon meetings. Nar-Anon is the narcotics equivalent to Al-Anon, founded as a support means for those whose friends and family members have been stricken by narcotics addiction. If you have any chance of helping your loved one, you must first make certain that you are properly equipped to do so. Nar-Anon will help.
2 – Consider the possibility of intervention. A quick call to our intensive outpatient rehab facility can place you in touch with a professional interventionist who can properly address the situation at hand. Many addicts, regardless of the specific addiction, are working through some form of denial. Organizing an intervention will serve in helping your loved one come to grips with the situation while pushing towards a healthy and happy solution for all involved.
3 – Stop enabling. Those closest to drug and alcohol addicts often enable them to continue destructive behaviors through financial aid, housing, and other means of support. Though it may be tough to watch your loved one suffer, it is important to understand the benefit and impact this ‘inaction’ on the recovery process for both you AND the addict. Once your loved one has exhausted all of their options, they will be forced to seek out help for their dependency issues.
4 – Support your loved one by whatever means possible. Attend 12 step meetings, communicate, and listen intently. By making a concerted effort to continue supporting the individual throughout their recovery, you will be doing your part to ensure a successful and long-lasting outcome.
Ready For A Change From Addiction?
If you’re ready for a change, The Dunes East Hampton addiction treatment facility is the place to turn. We offer individualized addiction recovery programs to get your life back on track. Let our team of seasoned recovery specialists help your family back towards the happy, healthy and vibrant lifestyle you’ve been missing.