ADDICTION AND FAMILY
Laura enjoyed a pleasant life in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before she was introduced to drugs and alcohol. Memories of sandy afternoons on the beach with her mother and brother, swimming, and building castles kept her balanced. Family was a core foundation for Laura. As it will, life took a turn…
You went to rehab and now you are clean and ready to start your life again, but you now realize that you lost the trust of your family. This doesn’t return with a simple apology.
Narconon helped me find myself again—something I thought was impossible because I had been lost for so long. This program is worth it. It has saved my life. I now have the confidence to go home and build a new life, to hug my kids and to build a future that I won’t need to escape from.
Drug addiction is a strong compulsive action or drug-seeking behavior to use drugs or alcohol despite the undesirable effects and dangerous consequences that are likely to occur.
Frequently, after researching interventions, families decide that they can go it alone, without a professional. In this case, the family members and close friends plan and perform an intervention without hiring a professional interventionist. But is this wise?
Few challenges are more difficult than when we face the prospect of talking to a family member or loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. These issues are some of the hardest. Someone you care about very much is using a substance that will eventually kill them if they don’t stop.
Addiction is a multi-faceted, complex crisis, brought on by several factors and perpetrated by several more. It goes without saying that addiction is a complicated affliction, or else it would not be so difficult to overcome.
When we have to confront the relatively unpleasant issues that abound from drug and alcohol abuse, we have to also discuss the more unpleasant sides to this coin, like how drug abuse affects the entire family unit.
Teenagers who fall prey to drug and alcohol problems have a particularly terrible affliction, terrorized by an addiction habit that could fully consume them before they even reach adulthood. Teens are more likely to take risks as a result of substance abuse.
Parents naturally have much to be concerned about when it comes to their kids and their kids’ well-being. It is totally normal for parents to fret about their children, regardless of their age. And parents will do just this too.