Sometimes a crack cocaine addict feels like he or she is all alone in the world.
There is another unit who can often feel that same way; the family of a crack cocaine user. If the family has never experienced such a spiral of helplessness, it may be confused and unsure of where to turn. The family may feel ashamed, embarrassed and may desperately need support, such as another family unit going through or having gone through the experience would understand.
People who do not have a crack cocaine addict in their family may not understand the true ramifications of such a lifestyle. The truth is that sometimes a person’s addiction is harder on the family than on the addict himself. He may simply shoot up again to forget the pain and reality of his situation temporarily; his family, however, has to deal with it without the “luxury” of forgetfulness.
There is no shame in a support group so you are able to communicate with each other freely.
If you are a family member or significant other of a crack cocaine addict, the best thing to do for yourself is locate a support group. Communication with others who have been where you are allows you to express your own emotions and realize that you are not alone in this nightmare you have unwillingly found yourself in. There will be those in the support group who can give you advice on steps to take that can possibly save you from financial ruin and criminal litigation, something you may not have thought of in the long run.
Just being able to have a place to go and express your fears, your anger, your tears, can make a lot of difference. Support for the family of a crack cocaine addict is not something to be taken lightly as it is a very real problem in society and has long lasting residual ramifications for the parents, spouses, siblings and children of the addict. In order to help your addicted family member, you are going to find yourself in need of support as you wade through the flood waters of addiction. You find yourself unsure of what to do and feel as if you are drowning.
* A support group helps you so that you in turn can help your beloved family member.
There is no shame in a support group so you are able to communicate with each other freely and honestly which can lead to wonderful advice and steps for recovery; not only for the addict but for your entire family. Just as there are steps involved when a drug addict seeks help, so there are steps for the family to fully recover as well. A support group helps your family do just that.