One of the last things that a person wants to find is that they have a loved one with an alcohol or drug addiction.
Unfortunately at some point in this journey we call life, most of us will be affected by either drug or alcohol addiction at least once. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we will become addicts (although the only people exempt from these problems are the ones who don’t indulge in the first place), but it could mean that someone we love is affected. As you know, alcoholism and drug addiction doesn’t just affect the addict, but can touch everyone in that persons circle of friends and family in some way or another.
* Sometimes, we find that we live in one part of the country and the person who is struggling with addiction lives in another.
That makes getting help a little more difficult, especially if we aren’t familiar with the facilities in that particular area. Often times, there are alcohol rehabilitation facilities within your area who are willing to work with other States in order to help the addict get the help they need.
An example would be if you lived in Delaware and someone you love has an alcohol problem and would like help, but she lives in Texas. If you aren’t familiar with the facilities in Texas, you could contact a local alcohol rehabilitation facility and they could work together with the State of Texas in order to get the alcoholic the help that they need.
“Often times we tend to forget that not everyone lives in the same neighborhood, city or even State as their loved ones, which is why it’s important to know that even though you may not be in the same location as the person struggling with alcoholism, there is help available.”
* It’s important to know that you can still offer your love and support and help find them the inpatient facilities they need in order to begin the road to recovery.
As difficult as it may be, especially when you can’t be there physically to help in other ways, try to avoid sending money which could enable the alcoholic to further their addiction. It won’t be easy, but it’s the only way you can ensure that you aren’t enabling their addiction. Remember there is help availableregardless of where you may reside, whether it be for you, or someone you love.