Any type of addiction, whether it is drugs, alcohol, or something else like gambling, can seriously affect the addict as well as the other people in their lives. It is not easy to love someone that has an addiction. Their behavior can cause stress on everyone they come in contact with. For family members, it is especially hard because they don’t always have the option of walking away.
When my wife and I got married and made plans for our children we never considered for even the briefest moment that we would one day be discussing the best options for crystal meth addiction treatment for our teenage girl. We raised her in a home full of love and attention. We made sure she followed the normal rules any kid does. Discipline was never harsh or lackadaisical. It was appropriate for the infraction and always tempered with great love and respect. There was never any yelling and screaming in our house. Not because of fear but because of mutual respect. However, a series of events caused an addiction she could not break on her own.
Unfortunately, when a person is in the throes of addiction, they don’t always see that they have a problem. Even if they do recognize their addiction, many people think that they can handle it without outside help. This is almost never actually the case and if you think that someone you care about can’t handle their addiction on their own, it might be time to have an intervention. Whatever the addiction, whether it is an alcohol intervention or planning drug interventions, an intervention is never easy.