How to Truly Help an Addict.
The first road to drug and substance abuse id to admit you have a problem, however, some people are long gone in the addiction that they are unable to see the signs themselves.
Generally abuse starts when you start to abuse drugs in social settings as the people a dependence grows and soon it takes over your life and for people who are around a substance addict the realization is painful.
The road to recovery seems like a lonely and long road but it is important to know that you are not fighting alone what you need to do is open the lines of communication with your friends and family so that you can walk together.
Start by sitting them down and mentioning that you have noticed a change in their behavior recently, then without passing on judgment to them ask if they are ready to speak about the problem.
The last thing you need to do to someone is show them anger and start to lecture them, this way they will be resentful and may opt not to be open about the problem.
Stage an intervention with friends and family members, ideally your loved one will eventually feel comfortable when they are approached in a compassionate manner rather than being confronted.
You need to be prepared for this, some people will welcome the idea of intervention but there are other who completely shut down and refuse to talk, and if that happens do not be worried you can ask them if they are willing to seek help from a rehab.
If you have managed to get your loved one speak about their addiction through intervention you still need to persuade them to seek professional help for the benefit of their inner health.
In order to get a grip of their issue your loved one will be required to seek professional help from a rehabilitation center so that they can get to the root cause of the addiction and learn various ways to stay sober and clean.
After you have helped your loved one to check to a rehab, the job is not done, you will be required to help them in checking for the regular visits and see how the detox is progressing, its important that your loved one feels they are not alone and that you are around to help.
While you are still helping your loved one some of them may relapse and may fail after many attempts, it will take multiple recovery attempts to make them clean.
The best thing you can do is to assure them that you will be there in case they come to a realization they want to change their life.