Around 24 million Americans a year seek drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Roughly 4 to 5 million emergency room visits each year in the U.S. are because of drugs, and around 45 percent are because of drug abuse.
What do you do if a loved one has become one of these statistics?
Today we’ll discuss some of the things you shouldn’t do. Following these simple rules may actually help you better manage the situation.
Remember to not lose sight of your own needs. Drug addiction doesn’t only affect the addict, it can bring down those closest to him or her. Also, don’t expect life to go back to normal once treatment begins or ends. Treatment is a life-long evolution that will eventually and hopefully stop the addiction and bring the former addict to a healthier, cleaner place.
And finally, don’t try to treat someone alone. It’s important to call the professionals, such as those at Fairwinds Treatment Center.