Money goes missing; she’s lying and can’t be trusted; he has another excuse for not coming home; DUI; you pick her up in emergency – again; he’s going to kill himself if he doesn’t quit.
You’ve discovered a loved one is abusing drugs – it’s ruining your lives. It’s killing them. But they keep going back. The family is in turmoil, you can’t sleep, you pick up the phone wondering if this next call is the call you dread.
What do you do? Continue praying or hoping your loved one will change their minds and decide to quit drugs. What if they can’t or don’t stop using drugs?
Should You Help Them Stop Using Drugs?
What do you do?
His wife is filing for divorce, he got fired and looking at 5 years in jail – and he goes out on another drug and alcohol bender BUT you’ve heard you have to wait until they reach for help.
If you keep waiting, help may come too late. mysql exploit
What do you do?
Do you send them to any detox and rehab when the national average success rate for rehab is 10% to 22%?
Should they just go to meetings? Will meetings be enough to turn their lives around after they’ve been practically stoned to death by drugs?
What’s the next step YOU need to take to SAVE your loved one?
Let’s get underneath or inside the minds of people abusing drugs and alcohol and find out what they think. What are they trying to do?
What Are Drugs Anyway? Drugs are best defined by the ancient Greeks – they said: “Drugs are like a coin, drugs have two sides. On one side is the potion and on the other is the poison. You can’t take one without the other.”
Illicit and mind altering drugs are basically pain killers. These drugs hide mental, emotional or spiritual pain. Uncomfortable conditions in life are perceived less and life is made tolerable for a short time while drugged. Yes, being drugged is an escape from difficulties in living.
Why Do Addicts Keep Abusing Drugs?
Addicts say they keep using because they can’t stop or they are out of control. Every addict I know says they are out of control or can’t stop.
Before they got hooked, did they ever tell you, they ‘like’ doing drugs or drinking? Remember when they seemed happier on drugs or alcohol?
Hint: When everything was fine, they didn’t need any help and everything was OK, they were probably using. That let’s the cat out of the bag.
They chose to use drugs / alcohol, didn’t they?
What Attracts Drug / Alcohol Abusers To Use, Even After It Is Destroying Their Life?
Did they or do they want to destroy themselves?
To fully appreciate the challenges faced by someone who is trying to return to normal life after choosing drugs / alcohol you need to find out the different ways they become addicted. Drugs and alcohol become addictive when a person compulsively or obsessively tries to fix their feelings, attitudes or condition with drugs.