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Discussion in 'Helping an Addicted Loved One' started by Daniel Lucky, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Daniel Lucky

    Daniel Lucky Active Contributor

    When a person is addict and struggling we sometimes feel disconnected, we feel we are unworthy of our loved ones affection. If you have someone if your life that is dealing with addiction, spend time and show them that you love them as much as possible. This sometimes can give a person enough hope to rise above and provide the strength to change. Love is powerful lets spread as much as we can to those who need to feel it! Good luck!
  2. cc1001

    cc1001 Member

    That is true. I have a brother and sister struggling with alcohol addiction for such a long time. It has been a battle with them. When I talk to them I hurt so badly for them but I try to be encouraging and loving. I almost became an alcoholic so I understand and try not to be judgmental just always being positive and most important showing love.
  3. Davienna

    Davienna Community Champion

    Absolutely true, a person need love even more when they are down and out than when they are up and running. Having gone through my own phases of depression and addiction, I relied on love so much. I could not confide in my family members as they would not have understood but I found love in strange people, places and things. Funny kind of love it sure was but it did help.
  4. skullalif

    skullalif Member

    I couldn't agree more, my cousin used to smoke weed in the room and i used to just go along and not be a wuss about it, and when i told him that he needs to stop, because it's illegal and there has been some busts about it. It's been 2 months already since he came clean without any need for rehabilitation. Thank god!.
  5. Lanny

    Lanny Member

    I totally agree with you. Helping a loved one struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction can be breathtakingly painful, but with help, it can be remarkably rewarding. Talk to your loved one about your concerns, and offer your help and support, including your willingness to go with them and get help. Don't wait until your loved one breaks down, start showing your support and love.
  6. Allen24

    Allen24 Active Contributor

    Thank you for the lovely positive message. Showing another person love can definitely help them in their journey. It will make both of you happier.
  7. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    Yeah this is certainly the time to show them love. I think often people get into this situation because they feel something is lacking and if families are just able to notice this enough and fill the void then chances are better in getting the person off their dependency on substances. The sad thing is that most families don't know how to deal and often just react with anger instead of calm and rational communication and affection.