Most people with addictions are not the ones who are seeking help. Most of the time, we are contacted by the family first. As you may know, the family hurts more than the addict.
If you have a friend or family member who is addicted to drugs:
- Remember this is always hope.
- God can use this pain in your life and the addiction in the other life for the good of His purpose if we allow Him too.
- Don’t try to bare this alone. Have a close friend whom you can be open and honest with on how you are dealing with this.
- It is not your job to fix the addiction.
Before anyone can help the addict, first he must want the help. If you are struggling because your family member does not want the help he needs, you are not alone. There will come a time when the addict must deal with the addiction. When that time comes, they usually reach out for help. And as a friend or family member, this is your time to step in and get them help.
The first step for helping all addictions is a separation between the person and their environment. They must be removed from their current environment. This is why a recovery center is an essential element to their recovery. The next step is for them to find that God has a greater purpose for them and through His help, they can find freedom from their addiction.
We have found that addiction to drugs will last 4 generations. Giving help to a loved one not only will affect him or her, but his children, his grandchildren, and his great grandchildren. When the time comes when he reaches out for help, call us at (903) 585-3186.