How to Truly 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.
Generally abuse starts when you start to abuse drugs in social settings as the people a dependence grows and soon it takes over your life and for people who are around a substance addict the realization is painful.
The road to recovery seems like a lonely and long road but it is important to know that you are not fighting alone what you need to do is open the lines of communication with your friends and family so that you can walk together.
Start by sitting them down and mentioning that you have noticed a change in their behavior recently, then without passing on judgment to them ask if they are ready to speak about the problem.
It is important that you do not show anger to them because this might be upsetting to them and may opt not to be open not what they are struggling with since you have already shown anger.
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.
After you have helped your loved one to check to a rehab, the job is not done, you will be required to help them in checking for the regular visits and see how the detox is progressing, its important that your loved one feels they are not alone and that you are around to help.
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.