Depending on how long a crack addict has been addicted, will have a great bearing on how to handle the person.
If the person has not been addicted very long, maybe it will be easier to talk to him or her and get him into a program, perhaps even an outpatient one. However, if the person has been on it for awhile, there may be a big problem with denial and it is best to seek the advice and counsel of professionals.
An intervention is a good way to go with a crack addict and doing so with a professional on hand is important. The atmosphere could be a bit tense as denial and honest evaluations are given and loved ones express their feelings. Having someone close by who is familiar with such an environment can make the difference between a successful intervention and a stormy family feud.
Handling a crack addict is something that should very well be done by professionals. Call today for help!
Support is needed for the one dealing with the crack addict as well and there are support groups for family members. It is strongly encouraged that you go to one if you are dealing with a crack addict as you are sure to have emotional feelings going up and down.
Caution should also be taken if the crack addict has a problem with his temper during any withdrawal time which is part of why a residential treatment program would be encouraged for someone who has been on crack for awhile. As this is a drug that definitely alters the brain, it is important to have treatment in an environment where the detoxification can be done safely.
Because a crack addict’s body and brain only knows that he needs more crack in order to “feel good”, it is also important to make sure money and credit cards are kept away from him. Often the person could resort to stealing and pawning something. It is really important to get help immediately when you suspect a loved one of being a crack addict.
* Unfortunately, crack is one of the few drugs that a person can take constantly.
Just as someone chain smokes, person addicted to crack constantly can take crack, more and more, and yes, more again. It is cheap and it is dangerous and it feeds upon the psychological and physical need of the person addicted.
Handling a crack addict is something that should very well be done by professionals so please seek help from a center close by and they will make sure you have a counselor on hand when you confront the crack addict that you love.