Helping a Family Member with Addiction
December 28th, 2015
When it comes to drug addiction and family, it can make life difficult. This is in addition to the already difficult process of navigating the various aspects of life on a daily basis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2009, more than 23.5 million people needed help addressing their drug addiction. For some, the tough question is what does it take to decide to stop?
Others recognize their problem and simply have the issue of finding a proper facility to help them address their issue. Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse also note that only 11.2-percent of the over 23 million people in 2009 needed help with drug addiction found the right type of facility to address their problems.
Studies continue to be done regarding the question of ”Why Do People Use Drugs?” Various reasons, from genetic disposition, exposure to drugs as a youth or stresses in daily life are among the theories or shared anecdotes from drug users. The issue is a very big one, since it impacts such a big part of the population.
In order to help a loved one with a drug addiction, it is important to stage an intervention and help them recognize the issue and take the steps necessary to address the problem. The reality is that going cold turkey is difficult if not impossible to accomplish. Instead, it is better to find a reputable facility that can help your loved one with the specific issues they face. The staff at such a facility typically has years of experience and can focus on the issues at hand while providing your loved one the guidance they need to find a more healthy path for life. Alternative and healthier means of dealing with life issues is a big part of kicking a drug addiction, and rehab facilities are a very helpful method to find success.