Here at Infinity Addiction Solutions, we are sensitive to the strain that substance misuse and addiction can place a family unit under. Sometimes, it can feel like a loved-one’s addiction might stress your family to breaking point.
Firstly, you should realise that such problems are not uncommon and that you are not alone in facing them. Many families have been through something similar and come out the other side strengthened for it.
That said, discussing these matters – even with the understanding and caring professionals at Infinity Addiction Solutions – can be tough. After all, these matters are often extremely private and sensitive in their nature. They can carry elements of shame or feelings of guilt, too.
We Know It’s Important To Get Support For Family Members of Addicts
Bear in mind that our consultants fully understand and appreciate the impact of addiction on the family unit as a whole.
Common Traits of Addiction Effecting Families
The above can all occur when a loved one is on a path toward seeming self-destruction.
Feeling helpless is common but there are things that you can do to help. Equally, feeling unloved by the addict due to their behaviour will often mean that family members attempt to redress the balance by pleading, demanding or even avoiding talking about the subject of addiction at all.
These are normal coping strategies that unknowingly drives the family unit farther and farther apart.
At Infinity Addiction Solutions, we can guide family members on courses of action that will put their loved-one on the path to recovery and do so in such a way that also supports the family unit at the same time.