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How to help a drug addict

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For those families who are afflicted by a loved one with drug addiction problem, there are several misunderstandings in regards to how to help them to fight it and deal with it. Many people are …

For those families who are afflicted by a loved one with drug addiction problem, there are several misunderstandings in regards to how to help them to fight it and deal with it. Many people are certain that in order to defeat a drug addiction, a person will require a strong force of will power, to end a dependency on drugs.

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  • 1. How to Help a Drug Addict For those families who are afflicted by a loved one with drug addiction problem, there are several misunderstandings in regards to how to help a drug addict to fight it and deal with it. Many people are certain that in order to defeat a drug addiction, a person will require a strong force of will power, to end a dependency on drugs. This is the biggest misconception. The drug addiction is a chemical dependency in the person’s brain and body on the substance abuse, and it cannot be treated by only behavioral modification. An unexpected and rapid change in the person’s attitude, may then be the first sign of drug abuse. One of many signs can be:• The appearance of needle marks on the arms of drug abuser, or even in the invisible areas of the body.• Physiological changes, like thirst or sweat.• Diminished pupils.• Alcohol on the person’s breath, or mouth wash smell is often used to cover up the alcohol smell.• The manifestation of irritability, slurred speech, abnormally bright or glassy eyes, and difficulty expressing thoughts.
  • 2. • Drug addicts often try to conceal the physical evidence of their addiction.• Individuals abusing drugs may exhibit sings of intoxication, face or skin irritations, or being in the state of euphoria.• Getting help for yourself before helping the addict. Regrettably, a family member or a loved one to someone with drug addiction, is not able to fully control the drug addict or alcoholic. However, a family member has to be able to control his own behavior around a person with drug addiction problem. The knowledge does not often come from the experience, however it may be obtained through counseling and intervention rehab facilities specialists. Trying to figure out on your own as to how to help a drug addict, may cause your time being wasted in vain, or it could aggravate the person with addiction problem to become less cooperative in the process of recovery. Attending and contacting a rehab facility, or speaking to a certified professional, will help you to not only understand the addiction problem, but give you the basic steps you need to use in helping the person in his struggle. Establishing Boundaries And Setting Limits. The first step in establishing boundaries is to set up some ground rules around the person with drug addiction problems. Speak to any friends and co-workers who might be influencing your loved one to drink or use drugs. Ask them to either not use them around the person, or isolate an addict from those type of relationships. A family member who is instigating this process, should not be concern with hurting someone’s feeling, or trying to be vague and too diplomatic about it, in order to avoid conflicts with friends. Instead, you should be firm and direct to clearly communicate a very fragile state your loved one is in, and how important it is to be supportive and understanding. Confronting The Addict
  • 3. One of the first steps the family member can take in regards to confronting the addict is tostart a conversation with him, about getting some help for their drug addiction, and showingyour support and reaffirming confidence in the struggling addict that you will be there for him.In many cases this type of basic intervention can be successful. If this doesn’t work, or theaddict just making empty promises, but still sneaking out to use drugs, you will have to exercisea more direct and aggressive option to help him get off drugs and stay clean. Helping the addictcan become an arduous effort, however you have to try to stay strong for your loved one, andcontinue the fight with them. Conventional InterventionAfter making multiple failed attempts to help a struggling addict, and utilizing all the noninvasive manners to assist your loved one to fight a drug addiction, the next step is to organizea staged intervention . A professional counselor will set up and organize a time to stage theintervention, inviting your close friends and family to partake in this event. This situation willallow the drug addict to surrender himself to receive a professional help at the drug rehabcenter, attend a drug related counseling, understand the cause of his addiction, and work onchanging the way he thinks about himself and about his addiction. Detachment IssuesAnother very important and pivotal instrument in drug recovery is to apply the principals ofdetachment from struggling drug addict. By any means, it doesn’t imply to abandon a person,but to separate yourself emotionally from the detrimental effects of your relationship with theaddict. The concept of detachment lies in caring for the person, while detaching yourselfemotionally from the. The perfect example would be a nurse or a medical practitioner. Whilehelping and caring for the patient, they are separated emotionally to avoid compromisingoptimal medical treatment, and doing what is best for the patient.
  • 4. According to NIDA, there are several categories of treatment programs: Detoxification isconsidered the first stage of treatment:“Detoxification and Medically Managed WithdrawalDetoxification is the process by which the body clears itself of drugs and is often accompaniedby unpleasant and sometimes even fatal side effects caused by withdrawal. As statedpreviously, detoxification alone does not address the psychological, social, and behavioralproblems associated with addiction and therefore does not typically produce lasting behavioralchanges necessary for recovery. The process of detoxification often is managed withmedications that are administered by a physician in an inpatient or outpatient setting;therefore, it is referred to as “medically managed withdrawal.” Detoxification is generallyconsidered a precursor to or a first stage of treatment because it is designed to manage theacute and potentially dangerous physiological effects of stopping drug use. Medications areavailable to assist in the withdrawal from opioids, benzodiazepines, alcohol, nicotine,barbiturates, and other sedatives. Detoxification should be followed by a formal assessmentand referral to subsequent drug addiction treatment.”For immediate help call : (855) 937-7342a52dd85i1c9t

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