Is a member of my family doing drugs?

Is a member of my family doing drugs

Remember, we see what we know…

Educate yourself about addiction!

Thus, till the day someone has information concerning drug use, the signs and clues that somebody close could be exploiting them, awareness of the lies that always go along side misuse of these “medications” to some, and so on. It is not uncommon to simply not see things that are right in front of you.

Consider this setting when asking Is a member of my family doing drugs: An elderly patient recalls to a therapist an incident that occurred when her daughters were teenagers. The patient and a friend were at a restaurant with their husbands and went to the ladies room together. As they entered the facility the patient caught a whiff of a well-known scent and same to her friend, “Someone else uses the same perfume that my daughter does.” Her friend returned a glare and exclaimed, “Come on, that’s not perfume. That’s marijuana.”

Do not allow yourself to be deceived

It is not unusual, and increasingly common for close relations of drug users to end being deceived by the abuse in numerous ways.

Emotional abuse is probably more than norm than the exception, given that irritability and labile moods are common in those who are using drugs. Drug users usually steal to support their use, and family members often present the easiest target for theft.

Don’t “collude” with the user by unwittingly covering up the behavior or abuse

Allow the user to suffer some of the consequences of his or her drug abuse and do not cover-up or collude with the user. Thus, for example, I would not lie to employers about why the individual can’t come into work, make excuses to creditors, or pay off bills.

If any essential aspect of your own life is in jeopardy, seek help

If you’re therefore, overwhelmed by emotional distress of the drug use of a close individual that any essential aspects of your own life is in jeopardy, such as employment, housing, ability to put meals on the table, etc. Then by all means that you must hunt down a skilled therapeutic facilitator.

Is a member of my family doing drugs?

Be mindful of your own health and well-being. Although asking the question Is a member of my family doing drugs might seem selfish, we strongly believe that it is hard to be present for others and / or be able to make the best decisions possible if you are not ensuring that your own health needs are being met. Thus, eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising, and keeping up your doctor’s appointments, along with attending to all of your health needs, puts you in the best position possible.

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