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Parents of addicts have a very difficult time because so often they feel hopeless, frustrated, afraid and angry. As parents, there is a natural inclination to try to remain in control of the child that is a drug abuser or alcoholic. All these feelings are complicated by a parent’s tendency to place blame on themselves. Blaming oneself dilutes the opportunity not only to help one’s child but also to help and heal themselves and the family. Many addicts are skilled manipulators which frequently drives the family to continue their behavior. It is challenging and imperative to gather one’s inner strength and not allow guilt to become the primary motivating force to help the recovering addict. Family members unwilling to accept that addiction is a disease tend to hold onto an illusion of power. That is, they believe they caused the addiction and must strive to control it so the addict ultimately will be cured. When mind-altering addiction controls any member of a family, life for that family cannot be normal. Dependence upon drugs and alcohol cause users to behave in ways that hurt the people with whom they are closest. Unless experienced firsthand, it is almost impossible to imagine the pain suffered by the family members of the addict. Their lives become filled with anger, guilt, shame, hurt, fear and loneliness. They live with constant unpredictability. The family revolves around the addict who in turn revolves around addiction. Brief periods of sobriety do little to lessen the tension. The family has learned not to rely on the addict’s promises. The family suffers a lack of trust; they lose the ability to communicate in healthy ways; they have lost the ability to deal with emotions in a healthy way; their feelings of love become confounded by feelings of hatred; they find themselves unable to separate the person from the problem. The family becomes filled with anger, fear, resentment and despair. There is help for the family. There is a way out. Families can recover and get well when they seek help for themselves with the same intensity they sought help for the addict.
Through counseling the family will learn:· How to create and maintain boundaries with the addict. · Effective communication styles within the family and with the addict.· To identify and deal with their emotions on a more timely and effective basis.· To forgive themselves.· There is nothing they do that causes the addict to use.· There is nothing they can do to prevent the addict from using.· As their attitudes and behaviors change, likewise the addict’s attitude and behavior will change.· They can become well, productive and serene in their own lives.
Many of us have faced at least some level of addiction to one of more of the following drugs, even if it was for a short time. In the midst of an addiction, it is easy to ignore the long-term financial impact and justify the satisfaction of the psychological and physical urges. It is hard to see the big picture sometimes on our own, and depending upon the level and type of addiction, apathy and pride can cause us to ignore consequences. We hope that some of the figures below will help young people to see the financial impact of starting, and promote a deeper inquiry into the real costs of addiction.
The drug and alcohol epidemic has been plaguing people and families all over the world for decades. In some people, drug experimentation and alcohol consumption starts at a young age and, from there, evolves into something more prolific in adulthood. In others, drug and alcohol use is left behind at the experimentation phase. Still, others may never use an illegal substance or abuse alcohol in their entire lifetime. So what separates these groups of people?
Everyone has their own definition of hitting rock bottom. Sebastian had many. From a young age, addiction was all he knew. I'm happy to say The Raleigh House is helping him write a new definition for sober living.
Opal's voice is one of many who feel trapped by their addiction. After 30 days at The Raleigh House the transformation is amazing. I'm so proud and would like to share her story. It proves a "prison break" is possible!
The only voices that matter are those of our sober clients. Here's a wonderful story from a young man who feels his life was transformed by his time at The Raleigh House.
The Raleigh House provides state of the art, comprehensive primary addiction treatment for young adults in a safe and warm home environment. Our program brings together the best of traditional and holistic recovery technology including nutritional support, physical rehabilitation, experiential learning, and personal spiritual growth.
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Our proven, all-natural addiction treatment program is individualized to have a direct impact on you or your loved one's recovery. Implementing powerful nutrition not only makes for an easier withdrawal but dramatically increases one’s chance for lasting recovery. The Raleigh House of Hope in Denver, Colorado. Natural treatment, sobering results.