Finding support for your parents who are struggling against alcohol or drug abuse is a daunting task for most people. As a son or daughter of a struggling addict, you can be faced with issues even more complicated than your parents’ addiction. Because you are their child, you have to be sensitive in helping them overcome their addiction. Even more challenging, is that struggling parents don’t want to listen to their kids talk about their addiction. If you are not careful, they may see you as being judgmental or condescending.
But while it is difficult for kids of struggling addicts to get through to their parents, the case is different with certified and licensed advisors. If you are looking for professional support for your struggling parent, we can help you with that. We have been there too, and we know how difficult it can be to get through to your struggling parent. But don’t worry, with the shared experience of our specialists and your tender and loving care, we can help your parents overcome their addiction.
How to determine whether your parent has a substance abuse problem
Truth be told, parents don’t like to admit to their kids, or anyone else in their inner circle, that they are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. Even when you confront them about their relationship with the psychoactive substance, they deny it to save face. But you shouldn’t feel bad; they do this because hearing about their addiction from their child makes them feel vulnerable and defensive. Unless you are patient, you may experience difficulty in helping your struggling parents find the help that they need. Patience is a virtue and you are going to need much of it to see your parents through their addictions, since they may not admit that such a problem exists.
For a parent, confiding in loved ones may be a daunting task. It means accepting that they have a problem. That’s why most people lie about their substance abuse problem to their kids, other family members, and in some cases, even to themselves. If care is not taken, this could further complicate things for them down the road. However, with the help of a well-versed specialist, you can get through to them and help them overcome their alcohol or drug addiction.
Get Help for your struggling parent
As a child, it is your responsibility to ensure the utmost care for your parents. Particularly, when they are not brave enough to take the step on their own. We are well aware of the pressures associated with realizing your parent is struggling with substance abuse, and what the addiction can do to your family. That is why we make it a point, to provide support for you, even as we support your struggling mother or father through their substance abuse problem. Your emotional well-being is paramount to us, and you can count on us to be there for you during these trying times.
The road to recovery is long. But, with your support throughout the rehabilitation, detox, and intervention programs, your parent will be back to his/her normal self in no time.