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Hitting Rock Bottom

Discussion in 'Helping an Addicted Loved One' started by Rainman, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    The deceptive notion that all addicts will hit rock bottom and be forced to battle their addictions is one reason why no help is offered to loved ones early [when they need it most].

    While yes someone who has lost much and fears losing more than s/he already has lost might be compelled to fight their addictions there are a few who when they lose that much, believe it's impossible to recover from those losses and because they've lost hope their addictions gets worse.

    You shouldn't wait for you loved one "to hit rock bottom" before you take action because some never rise back to the surface [so to say].

    “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”
    ― William James
  2. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Yes this is true. Sometimes friends or family are in denial. They feel if they say anything or attempt to help it will only drive that person more into it. This is mostly because they spent the relationship with that person telling them what to do with other things and it did not work. They played an active roll in causing that person to not have any self control or self determinism in their own actions and words. There's always a way, there's always something to say to encourage someone in the right direction. Sometimes just loving that person and understanding them is the best way. A simple action of asking them how they are or how they are feeling can be a way to open the conversation. Instead of attacking what they are doing. It's better to find out way and address the spirit or their well being. They might just surprise you and spill the beans. There is no reason to let someone hit rock bottom. The problem is that sometimes the reason why someone turns to drugs in the first place are because of those close to them. Those people are not only part of the problem they often trigger the problem. I always think it is best to get someone else involved to inspire that person or see if the situation can be brought to the surface.