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How Substance Abuse Affects Your Family
May 6, 2016
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Substance abuse not only affects the person who is involved in abuse, but takes a toll on his entire family and the loved ones. It puts in a lot of stress for the parents, spouse, children, friends, loved ones and this list never ends. In short, when a person suffers from drug abuse he takes everyone around him down with him.

“Addiction is a family disease. One person may use, but the whole family suffers.”

Even as a family member tries to address this issue to the victim, the first reaction will always be denial. In case one persists with the issue for a much longer time, it may lead to irritation and aggressive behavior. Most of the abusers do not admit to their problem when it is first addressed to them. They try to convince people that they are alright and there is nothing to worry about. Loved ones must approach them in a very gentle way.

With time, it is always better for the person who is involved in substance abuse to accept his/her problems and let their family help them with the recovery process. Our loved ones are the people who have genuine care and affection for us. Letting them help you go through this phase will be of a great honor to them. They are the only people who would love to see a better you and feel happy from it.

“Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by Change. “

A person goes in the path of addiction and abuse is all due to some expectations that were not met in professional or personal life, in case of adults. It is better for the person to analyze what went wrong and how it went wrong. Discuss such issues with your family members and try to find out a solution. Until you find a solution, you will keep on moving a path with is circular, ending up at the start point again.

It takes a strong person to accept his failures to his family and seek help from them. The strength of a person grows when they share it among their loved ones. Always remember that family does not judge you and will always stand by you no matter what. They will always help you lift your spirit and motivate you in becoming a better person in the world.

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