Top 3 Ways Addiction Hurts Your Family
What does addiction do to my family? Far from being a “victimless
crime,” drug addiction actually has a huge impact on everyone around
you. That includes your friends and your community, but probably even
more importantly, that includes your family. There’s no telling
what affect your addiction is having on the people closest to you, whether
it’s your husband or wife, son or daughter, or mother or father
- or even sibling relationships like brother or sister. But, there is
a positive side to this too. You can use your family as a motivating factor
to help yourself get rehab and get clean.
And the addiction quiz can help you find out if you’re addicted.
Here are 3 of the top ways that your drug addiction impacts the people
around you, including loved ones like your family.
It erodes trust
When you’re struggling with addiction, it’s something that
you try to hide. Whether you’re afraid of being judged, for being
found out, or just can’t handle coming clean, addiction almost inevitably
leads to deception. And that loss of trust in the family can have huge
and wide-ranging consequences.
An impact on family finances
A drug addiction is an expensive habit. That’s true for illegal drugs
like meth, cocaine,
heroin, PCP, and marijuana, but it could even be more true with abused prescription
medications such as Percocet, Vicodin, and
OxyContin. How much of your family savings have you wasted on drugs?
It puts your family in danger
It puts your family in danger. Ever thought about the situation that you
put your family when you’re addicted to drugs? Think about the danger
that they could be in. Not only are you putting yourself in danger, which
can have implications for them, but your addiction puts them in danger
in a couple different ways. For one thing, drugs are associated with crime.
They’re dealt and distributed by criminals. Do you ever want those
criminals to find your family? Not only that, but sometimes there’s
no telling what you will do when you’re under the influence of drugs.
How bad would you feel if you did something horrible while you are high?
Where to Go for Recovery
What can I do to overcome my addiction and get clean for my family? When
you’re looking for the right way to overcome addiction, come to
a high-quality drug rehab center! Here at Retreat at Lancaster County,
we can help you overcome drug addiction for yourself and for your family.