There can be someone in your life like your friend or any family member or any coworker etc. who might be struggling with the drug addiction. Any type of substance abuse can be treated with proper care of the patient and with proper guidance in the rehabilitation center. Even with all the help from rehab center and doctors, the support from family and friends is very much important. The support from family members and friends helps the addict in focusing towards recovery and increases motivation.
Here are some things which one need to keep in mind when there is someone near you or in your family who is struggling with addiction:
·Staging a properly prepared and well rehearsed intervention in guidance of an intervention specialist:
Staging an intervention with people whom the person struggling with addiction loves is the most helpful way with the addiction. You have to properly prepare for intervention because a wrongly held intervention can result in denial of addiction by the person or one can show aggression and no support from the patient’s end. Get an intervention specialist and work under the guidance of the specialist to prepare for an intervention. Rehearse the things you and the group members want to say and talk about during an intervention.
·Being supportive during treatment:
It takes a lot of effort to maintain sobriety and someone to talk to avoid triggers and to increase willpower is very much important. Your support during treatment can be a great help to the person fighting with addiction. You can provide a little help like getting medicines required during the treatment. Online websites can help you in finding local resources for medicines required.
·Being emotionally and mentally supportive to increase the willpower and focus of the person in overcoming the addiction:
The person dealing with addiction needs a lot of emotional and mental support to overcome the addiction. During the treatment and intervention, the patient may feel guilty and night loss will power at some point which can lead to psychological breakdown of patient resulting in more serious situation so the support from family members and close friends can help in boosting the confidence in fighting with addiction.