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How to Deal With Your Addicted Loved One
May 26, 2016
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Watching your Addicted Loved One in the pangs of addiction can be very disturbing. Learning How to Deal With Your Addicted Loved One can develop feelings of anger, fear, shame or frustration over them can cause you sleepless nights or even physical illness. However, try dealing with your addicted loved one in the following ways:

Acceptance

Accepting that there is a problem is the first step in dealing with addicted loved one. Though you can pretend and assume that everything will be okay, this cannot be the cure to addiction. It can be tricky where you have to deal with addiction of a loved one to substance or drug abuse, or even mood-altering addictions. You may find it hard to do contrary to wishes of them but acceptance will be a step forward.

Know how to love them

Since addicted persons are mostly so much demanding, or require so much attention, you must know how to deal with that. Know what you should do and what you shouldn’t. When you say “No” you should mean it and “Yes” likewise. Still, ensure that you care much about your health and wellbeing. Ask yourself what the addiction of a loved one causes you, discomfort? distraction? Enjoy yourself.

Avoid manipulation

However much you love the person, ensure that they do not influence you to accept their way of doing things. When you fall victim to their manipulation, you are aiding them in their addiction. Some of these manipulations are blaming, cheating and pretending. Learn to say no to their demands and stay by that. The more you give in to their demands, the more manipulative they become.

You cannot control your addicted loved one

Though this may sound insensitive, it is the harsh truth. You only have control over yourself but not over anything that your loved one is addicted to. So know what you can change and what you cannot. Stop trying to fix everything.

Differentiate between “self-care” and “selfishness”

Many people tend to confuse these two issues. They feel that if they care about themselves or put themselves first they are being selfish. You are not being selfish mark you. If you take care of a loved one before you take care of yourself you will be exhausted and depleted. Self-care means ensuring your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs are met first.

Know the difference between “helping” and “enabling”

We usually are dealing with your addicted loved one in their addiction while thinking we are helping them. We feel that if we don’t offer help they will be in worse situations. When you give in to their demands like giving them money, taking a walk with them, giving them another chance or sympathizing with them you are enabling their addiction.

Once you take a firm stand on such issues you will be helping them. However assure them you will be there for them if they are willing to change.Read more...Alcoholism

June 24, 2016
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Yeah, The tips and suggestions which are provided here are very relevant. Family support is important for addicted one. Without the support of family, no one can get rid of their addiction. The one who is addicted to someone will feel lonely and will get depressed at a certain point of their addiction withdrawal stage. So in order to cope up with such mental stage, family support is important. Recently I happened to read an article which suits here well. It explains the role of family members in addiction withdrawal ( http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/.....addiction/ ). I think, the tips explained in this article will help to get an idea about how to deal with an addicted person.

June 27, 2016
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pearl213grt said

Yeah, The tips and suggestions which are provided here are very relevant. Family support is important for addicted one. Without the support of family, no one can get rid of their addiction. The one who is addicted to someone will feel lonely and will get depressed at a certain point of their addiction withdrawal stage. So in order to cope up with such mental stage, family support is important. Recently I happened to read an article which suits here well. It explains the role of family members in addiction withdrawal ( http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/.....addiction/ ). I think, the tips explained in this article will help to get an idea about how to deal with an addicted person.

Yeah, I agree with you. Family support is very important for an addicted one.

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