When is it Time to Make a Change?
Some might ask the question "when is enough, enough" for a friend or a loved one living with active addiction / substance abuse. There is also the phrase: "I thought they loved me enough to quit for good". Both of these statements are delicate and sensitive material when dealing with a person that is actively seeking drugs, alcohol or other things in an addictive state.
The perception of the loved one or friend of the addict is just as important as the perception of the addict themselves. Knowledge vs. ignorance of addiction and addiction support is key to a mutually successful relationship in the addiction community, including family, friends and loved ones of the addict themselves.
Addiction treatment support is highly focused on treating the mind, body and spirit of the addict. Included in this as well, is treatment of the family of the addict. Both treatment centers I attended, had wonderful family programs to support my family members since they are also part of the addiction community now.
Hazelden Family Support Program is one of the best, if not the best rated support programs in the world.
Identifying new ways of coping with addiction and relationships
This intensely educational experience involves:
Another genius support program is at LaHacienda Treatment Center outside of Kerrville, TX.
Both of these treatment centers offer intensive family programs that will support the family of an addict. This empowers the family to learn self help strategies and to prepare for a loved ones return from treatment, which is critical. I have personally participated in both of these programs as an alcoholic and highly recommend Hazelden and LaHacienda Family Programs to all.