When it comes to addiction and recovery, giving up is never an option. Although we all know it is easier said than done, you should remind yourself that dealing with your loved one’s addiction requires a different attitude that does not come naturally to most people. If you have been living with an addict it is common to feel you are at the end of your rope. You have lost your patience, lost your trust in him or her and feel all your offers of help and your attempts to change things have failed. Experts say that at this time, you need to seek help for yourself.
As you continue to pursue addiction treatment routes, unburdening yourself to people who understand first-hand what you are going through, is a must. For friends and families of addicts, joining support groups like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, Families Anonymous and Alateen (for teens) is often not only beneficial but crucial. This type of free self-help group can help with difficult times and provide you with helpful strategies to keep you going. The fact is you are not alone and you should not feel any stigma in acknowledging the fact that you care for an addicted loved one.
For those of us who have gone through this process we know the sadness and the desperation of seeing how addiction is derailing the hopes and dreams that our loved one once held, yet as difficult as it seems, it is incredibly important not to forget ourselves in the midst of all the turbulence at this time in our life. Only then we can continue our mission in encouraging and supporting our loved one to stop addiction and getting back their life.
If you have come across this article, you may be seeking addiction treatment for a loved one. We invite you to learn more about Florida Center for Recovery by browsing through our website. We are a private detox also offering comprehensive drug and alcohol inpatient addiction treatment. We are located in Fort Pierce and we hope we can be of assistance to you and your family member who is struggling with substance addiction. To find if we are the right fit for you please call us at (800) 851-3291.
As part of our inpatient rehab programs, family members are invited to our Psycho-educational Family Recovery Weekend. These Family Counseling Sessions provide participating members with a forum to learn positive communication skills and address chronic issues and concerns under the guidance of professional mediators. Additionally, our recovering graduates receive individualized discharge planning as a road map and guide to successful and lasting recovery.
We do not promise miracles, but we do have thousands of clients that have been helped and have stayed sober. You can read about some of them in our testimonials page:
We hope you and your loved one will seek the treatment you need and deserve. Don’t forget to seek out support groups for friends and families of addicts even if your loved one is still not ready to engage.
Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.