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Coping with Your Child’s Drug Addiction
Lives are changed when one indulges in opiate addiction. There are many negative effects that opiate addiction brings to an individual’s life which affects those closest to him, his family and friends, in a bad way also. You can feel the effects when a child suffers from addiction. Many aspects of life are affected by opiate addiction, and not only is it a topic in conversations, it affects a family’s finances as well. Opiate addiction makes everyone suffer, not only the addict himself. Somehow we feel that there is no longer any hope for our child, yet the reality is, there is really hope for them.
Parents are responsible in helping their children keep away from opiate addiction. One of the ways is to be able to say no or stop them for this addiction. The way parents are not helping their children is when they continue giving them money despite knowing that they are buying drugs with it. Don’t give them money if you know that it is for drug use, but encourage them to go to an opiate rehab or a treatment program. If you give them money and at the same time try to stop them from drug addiction, nothing will happen. You can encourage and stop it at the same time. The problem with addicts is that they get angry when they are not given the thing that will enable them to continue their addiction. They lash out against their parents when they are not given money. You are signing their death warrant if you continue to give them avenues to sustain their addiction.
Give them your assurance of support for their recovery if you encourage them to go to opiate rehab. Someone who is an addict to opiate will not easily believe this especially if you have already cut them off from receiving money and benefits that will enable them to purchase these drugs. Even if they don’t believe it, don’t stop giving assurance of your support if they agree to go to an opiate rehab. Parents should also have their own support. You can join a local organization that specializes in these struggles or try to build a family-based support structure that you need as your child struggles through rehabilitation.
There are three possibilities on what will happen to an opiate who does not go to rehab. Many individuals have resorted to crime just so to have money to buy drugs. Do not feel guilty when you stop giving them money because you know what they will use it for and you don’t want to be an accessory to it. Overdoes is very common to opiate users. The third is death usually brought by overdose and not treated in time. Although it is difficult to accept these possibilities, they are real and you need to cope realistically with the struggles of an opiate addict.