Drug and Alcohol Use HelpThe hardest part about help is getting it, even though there is a lot of help available.Its hard because the alcoholic does not want help. They want to LEFT ALONE. They LOVE to drink and they’re not interested in quitting!They know they dont have a problem and they want everyone to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS!Their families see it but it doesnt matter.Their friends see it.Their co-workers see it.They dont see it and everybody else is wrong!Actually, it is important that the addict see the problem. Without the buy-in of the addict, without him/her realizing they have a serious problem, no treatment is going to take place. They WILL REFUSE to get help to matter what!There is a television reality show called Intervention which documents the denial of addicts as they are approached by family and friends to seek help. In one episode, the Methamphetamine addict and an alcoholic, who is destroying her health, her familys property and all of her relationships, is steadfastly in denial that there is any problem of any kind and refuses help.Totally LostShe curses her family for bringing it up. On video, we see how selfish she has become because of the drug. She cares for no one but herself and her drug use comes before anything else. She refuses treatment. She refuses help. Most everything she mutters is profane. She is completely lost.The wake left behind a drug addict is the crushed hearts of those who see the problem, want to help, but on their own, for the best of reasons, likely contribute to the problem rather than solve it. In these shows, an interventionist is called in by the family, not just to confront the addict and coax them into rehabilitation, but to coach the family and teach them communication skills.More importantly, the interventionist teaches the family boundaries, and how to stick to those boundaries.Drug and Alcohol Use help is not based on enabling the addict; once rules are established they MUST be adhered to. If the rules are broken the addict MUST feel the consequences otherwise the family is going to enable the addict to continue using. No Drug and Alcohol Use help is possible! Drug and Alcohol Use is a community problemDrug and Alcohol Use is not just a family problem. Its a community problem and therefore, help from the community is a necessary ingredient for any addict achieving recovery. Families are too close to the addict.They love that person, they care, they cry for them. Their loving regard for the addict blocks their objective thinking and prevents them from being the answers to the problem. They become enablers and feeding the problem. Drug and Alcohol Use help from a professional is needed to treat all parties involved in the addiction.Once the family and friends are onboard with the need for professional help, and new communication patterns and boundaries are established by the professional, their problem will become the addicts problem.Once the addict realizes that they have the problem, the first step towards recovery is taken.If you know someone that needs Drug and Alcohol Use help or if youre struggling with an addiction, and need help call 1-800-662-HELP.
Also for more Drug and Alcohol Use help go to Intervention
Read these five pages and learn what you need to know to spot Drug and Alcohol Use in: Yourself… Your Family… Your Friends… Your Community…The rest of the pages are there for your reference to explain important topics in more detail.
Finally dont miss the Spiritual and 12-step sections to fully explore how understanding THE SPIRIT can lead to recovery!