This article was very kindly published by the House Of Recovery with a generous donation. The House of Recovery are a drug abuse and alcohol rehab center, who help recovering addicts stay clean and integrate back into society.
Is your partner or friend suffering from drug addiction?
Are you worried sick how to deal with the problem?
Before you decide to confront them, you need to approach them with the problem.
Let them first accept the fact that they have a problem, then only it can be dealt with. Don’t start an argument. Often it has been found that drug addicts flare up easily. So avoid a situation that could lead to an outburst and the drug abuser further closing into themselves.
It is natural to be nervous about approaching a drug addict, especially if they are related to you.
Science has proved that drug abuse can be successfully dealt with and the patient can lead a productive life.
All the drug addicts require is a right guidance. If someone you know is an addict take them through the information printed on various forums and ensure that they join the discussion.
Repeated drug abuse can affect the brain and the cognitive process.
The person may lose strength to exercise self control.
You need to be patient and understanding. The abuser can be successfully weaned off drugs provided there is patience and perseverance on your part. Drug addiction is curable provided there is adequate support from the family.