If you have dealt with someone who has a drug addiction or alcoholism, you know you can’t deny the power of denial. It can be a nearly impenetrable wall of resistance for any sort of drug rehab or alcohol treatment. It can be mind boggling and frustrating, but it’s part of the deal. Instead of banging against it, take a different approach to make progress.
You and your friends may joke about all the stuff you did last night while getting drunk that you didn’t remember. But memory problems associated with alcohol use are no laughing matter. It’s a sign of damage within the brain. Look closer at this often minimized symptom of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction.
A person’s heart suffers when they have a drug addiction. Their emotional heart and their physical heart can both be damaged significantly. This post will focus on the physical harm drug addiction can do to a person’s heart and how that harm affects their overall health. It’s another reason anyone addicted to drugs may need to consider drug rehab.
Typically in the recovery world, there are two schools of thought concerning whether or not you should have a relationship while you’re going through detox and treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
In most alcoholic and drug addicted families, each family member takes a role. All roles are meant to distract from the true pain in the family, but they all look somewhat different. The Lost Child becomes the least obvious member of the family, but their troubles are no less significant.