Someone you love is battling a drug or alcohol addiction, and you want to be supportive. You’ve heard other friends and family members offering gentle words of encouragement, but so far the person isn’t making much progress in their recovery. So you begin to wonder if a little “tough love” is in order. As we tell the family and friends of the people we work with at our Sacramento residential treatment center, that’s a “tool” you need to be very careful with. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pYH3QB
While they may look like the friend or family member we knew, the truth is that someone in the grip of an addiction is temporarily not that person. The disease takes over and they have very little control of their behavior. In particular, their need to feed their habit drives them to say and do things that are very cold, calculating, and selfish. We caution the friends and family of people we work with at the New Dawn drug treatment center in Sacramento to be on the lookout for attempts by their loved one to manipulate them.
Desperate to Get What They Need
One of the saddest symptoms of drug addiction is desperation. Not only does the person want the drug, their body needs it. The combination of those two forces will drive them to do just about anything to get it. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2s3ZAf0