People struggling with addiction need support from their loved ones. That support can come in the form of positivity, love, and hold them accountable for their actions. Approaching your loved one about his or her issue is only one-step on the road to recovery, but families should ensure they get the help they need from a certified professional interventionist.
How To Help Someone Struggling With Drug Addiction
Accountability is the most important part of accepting recovery. Family members must hold their lovedone accountable for their decision to continue their struggle with drugs or to take the help offered at the intervention. An intervention is a way of offering a solution to their problem. If the individual does not take the help offered to them, their family must accept their decision and no longer enable or support the addiction. In return, the individual must respect their loved ones’ decision to no longer continue the cycle of enabling and codependency.
This is a very difficult thing for families to accept because they love and care for the individual struggling with addiction. A family will continue to enable that individual out of love and kindness, but in reality, they are causing more hurt than anything else. Families must break the cycle to help their loved one make the right decision for recovery.