If you are driving on the road the rule is you are the only sober person and the rest are drunk, insane and careless. What it means is that when you are on the steering wheel, you ore everyone around you whether pedestrians, other motorist or animals the duty of care. In the same way when it comes to drug abuse, it should all concerns us because the impact of the problem knows no boundary. We are all affected in one way or another and that is why addiction habits concerns us and we must show solidarity with the victims in their recovery journey even as we focus our discussion in finding lasting solutions. Doctor Dalal Akoury is a veteran addiction expert and has impacted positively in the lives of many people globally. In her desire to reach many, she founded AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center where she has dedicated most of her life in transforming each and every individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering them into finding their own inner healing power. In her practice doctor Akoury’s focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms making her one in a million that you can always relay on for all your addiction concerns.
Now to our topic of discussion, doctor Akoury is going to share with us some of the things you can or not do to help your loved one from their struggle with addiction. Professionally we will be wrong to say that helping a friend or family member who is struggling with alcohol or drugs is a simple thing. This will be misleading because the truth is that it can be heartbreaking, painful, demoralizing and tiring. However with determination and persistence help from the loved ones, it can be remarkably rewarding. Nonetheless the process at times can seem to be so overwhelming that many may chose to go for the easiest way of ignoring it, pretending that nothing is wrong and hope it just goes away. These are possible ways of solace that one may opt for. However if one goes this root, however by denying it or minimizing it, in the long run there will be more damaging to you, other family members, and the person you are concerned about. The consequences can be very painful and therefore it is only reasonable that action is taken now without any further delays. In the spirit of being concern about someone, the following questions can be helpful for you to take action now:
Addiction habits concerns us to show solidarity in recovery process: Pointers to a loved one’s being addicted
- Do you worry about how much your friend or loved one uses alcohol or drugs?
- Do you lie or make excuses about their behavior when they drink or use drugs?
- Do they get angry with you if you try to discuss their drinking or drug use?
- Have you ever been hurt or embarrassed by their behavior when they’re drunk, stoned, or strung-out?
- Do you have concerns about how much time and money they spend on alcohol and drugs?
- Do your resent having to pick up their responsibilities because they are drunk, high or hangover?
- Do you ever get scared or nervous about their behavior when they’re drinking or using drugs?
- Do you ever feel like you’re losing it “going crazy” just really stressed out?
- Have you ever considered calling the police because of their alcohol or drug use or their behavior while under the influence?
Alcoholism and drug dependence are complex problems, with many related issues. And, although there is no magic formula to help someone stop his or her drinking or drug use, you are not alone. We are here to help if only you can schedule for an appointment with experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury today for assistance and we will be more than willing and ready to meet all your needs professionally and in confidence. As an institution, we have a resource of professionalism and we have impacted positively on the lives of people by offering them a range of services including helping individuals and family members recover from their hopelessness in addiction. Therefore if you are concerned about your own alcohol or other drug use or that of someone you care about irrespective of their status whether a child or other relative, a friend or colleague I want to encourage you to immediately call doctor Dalal Akoury on telephone number 843 213 1480 and we will not hesitate to come to your rescue in the most humane and professional manner.
Addiction habits concerns us to show solidarity in recovery process: Some important suggestions to consider
For you to be able to help effectively in matters relating to addiction, you must have some levels of preparedness on your side. The following are some of the suggestions to consider in helping a loved one.
Be armed with the knowledge about alcoholism and drug dependence: to be effective you must first be informed of what the problem is before you can face it. Remember that you cannot face what you don’t know or can’t see.
Speak freely about the problem and offer your support: Talk to the person about your concerns, and offer your help and support, including your willingness to go with them and get help. Like other chronic diseases, the earlier addiction is treated, the better.
Express love, concern and support: Don’t wait for them to hit bottom. There will be obstacles like, denial or anger, but be prepared to respond with specific examples of behavior that got you worried.
Don’t expect the person to stop without help: remember that this is a process and not a one stop solution problem and therefore you will be promised to cut down, stop which may not work anyway. Instead treatment, support, and new coping skills will be needed to overcome addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Support recovery as an ongoing process: Once your friend or family member is receiving treatment, or going to meetings, remain involved. While maintaining your own commitment to getting help, continue to support their participation in continuing care, meetings and recovery support groups. Continue to show that you are concerned about and supportive of their long-term recovery.
Addiction habits concerns us to show solidarity in recovery process: Some things you don’t want to do
Don’t preach: in other words don’t lecture, threaten, bribe, preach or demoralize.
Don’t be a martyr: Avoid emotional appeals that may only increase feelings of guilt and the compulsion to drink or use other drugs.
Don’t cover up, by either laying or making excuses for them and their behavior.
Don’t assume their responsibilities: Taking over their responsibilities protects them from the consequences of their behavior.
Don’t argue when using: When they are using alcohol or drugs, they can’t have a rational conversation.
Don’t feel guilty or responsible for their behavior, it’s not your fault.
Don’t join them: Don’t try to keep up with them by drinking or using.