The pain of watching a loved one in such an unforgiving, uncontrollable dark place of ADDICTION, but feeling completely powerless in getting them to understand and see what a destructive severe situation they are in, is heartbreakingly devastating, to say the least.
Attempt after attempt seems to go nowhere, due to that powerful feeling they possess called Denial, but NEVER, can you give up on them.
When, no matter what angle you try, it seems to fail, only turning them against you more and more every time. …..Still persevere.
It will pain your heart to see them this way, however, always keep the faith that very soon success will come, breaking them out of this crippling disease.
The most important thing you can do is show them enormous amounts of LOVE and SUPPORT.
You will experience a number of highs and lows along the way, let them know they will never be alone, you will always be by their side, getting through this together one day at a time.
If addicts are made to feel pressured or threatened in any way, they will almost always slip backwards, once again, feeling the need to revisit their “safe emotionless stage”.
Keeping positive and busy are some of the big keys, eliminating boredom and prolonged thoughts that could turn sour.
Our loved ones need our patience and strength during these hard times, as their ability has been weakened by this terrible disease.