Drug Addiction Help – What is it?
Drug and alcohol addiction is a horrific force that tears families apart, and slowly kills the person addicted. The person using drugs or alcohol will suffer great emotional and physical pain, and sometimes this pain can be so severe it will push the addict to do things that will harm themselves and others. The family and loved ones are put through similar emotional pain, and it is not unheard of for entire families to be torn apart due to one persons addiction. Families and loved ones will do everything to help this person beat their drug addiction.
Help can be defined as to give aid, be of service, provide support, to relieve, and to prevent. When a loved ones addiction is first discovered, most of everybody that does know the person do have some willingness to help. One major problem that does occur is the lack of knowledge, or really knowing what to do. Many people will push these considerations aside and move forward making attempt after attempt helping the person. Because of all these unsuccessful attempts, the family and friends will have more discouragement and further hopelessness.
Failure can be defined as starting something and being unsuccessful or having lack of success. For example, a father is attempting to help his son, who is addicted to drugs. He lectures the son, scares him, and makes him promise to never use drugs again. The father later finds out the son was seen downtown getting high again. The father now feels a sense of failure, and is once again in unknown of what to do. He might make further attempts; yet, will continue to see failure, and will feel a continued hopelessness, all due to one simple aspect. The first step of actually helping someone is, understanding what the actual problem is. If you do not fully understand something, it will be difficult to solve any problems related to it. In this case, it is getting a full understanding of drug addiction. Once a person can understand drug addiction, they can and will help the person. For more information about drug or alcohol addiction, visit www.narcononrehab.com.
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Works cited – Smith Gary W., Derry Hallmark. Helping Someone Overcome Addiction. Narconon of Oklahoma, Oklahoma USA, 2003
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