The consequences of substance abuse go beyond what most people think. At, Addiction Care Recovery Services, we want to shed light on the matter and save people’s families and lives.
What are the consequences of drug abuse?
Prolonged drug abuse will deliver a multitude of physiological side-effects, which will aggravate with time. But that’s not the only thing that you should be worried about. Drug abuse and drug addiction affect the addicts, as well as the people around them, including their families, friends, coworkers, and everyone they come in contact with.
With time, repeated drug abuse will ruin the family dynamics so much that the victim may become an outcast, losing everyone’s support and understanding. Such a scenario may not be as distant as some people believe, especially since drug addiction is a fast-moving disorder. To avoid it, you need to act soon.
If a family member abuses drugs regularly, it may be the perfect time to call us and ask for assistance. The sooner we act, the easier the rehab process will be and the faster the patient will recover.
How to quit drug abuse?
If the situation isn’t already too advanced, the patient can quit abusing drugs on their own accord. But that’s not always the case. In many situations, the problem can advance faster than anyone would have predicted. When talking about high-risk drugs, addiction is just around the corner. And we know that every successful rehab treatment should rely on the victim’s cooperation.
One of the immediate consequences of drug abuse is denial. The patient will often hide the problem and refuse to accept it even exists. They do so because of shame, fear of repercussions, or simply because they don’t want to stop. In many cases, family members feel powerless, as they feel like they’ve tried everything to no avail.
We can change that, with the help of our intervention procedures, designed to confront the patient and reestablish healthy family dynamics. For the best results, you must act today!
How do drug interventions function?
A drug intervention is similar to a family meeting if our interventionist would be a member of your family. The specialist will walk you through two different interventions, during which the patient will finally face the truth. Our goal is to help the victim understand that:
- Their addiction affects those around them mentally and emotionally
- They risk severe physiological problems long-term
- The first step towards rehabilitation is acceptance
- Denial will prevent them from getting help and bring their lives to normal
- Their family loves them and wants what’s best for them, etc.
It will be a discussion about the consequences of drug abuse, and about respect, love, family, and honesty. Interventions change lives, and we know it will change yours as well. You can learn more about interventions on our website, or call us for a quick introductory chat.
If you want to help your loved one see better days, contact us, at Addiction Care Recovery Services today! Let’s meet up and talk!