If you have a loved one whose life is unraveling because of an addiction, it is hard to watch. You may be struggling with a sense of hopelessness, helplessness, and despair. Ignoring it isn’t the answer, but neither is anger, shaming, or blaming.
Fortunately, there are things that you can do to aid your loved one in finding help and getting treatment. It all begins with an outstretched hand and a compassionate ear. When listening to identify the root of the issue for alcohol, opioid, and other substance problems, it helps to understand that you’re dealing with an Equal Opportunity Destroyer—and that you’re not alone. Alcohol and other substance use disorders (SUDs) affect millions of families—impacting all races, ethnicities, and socio-economic groups, including people of faith across all religions.
At Serenity Grove, we use four effective strategies of Community Reinforcement and Family Training, CRAFT for short, to provide comprehensive education and guidance to our client families. Written by Robert J. Myers, Ph.D., Get Your Loved One Sober contains strategies that are evidence-based. We’re happy to share these strategies in a Family Guide that is available on our website for NO COST: https://www.serenitygrove.com/family
For further information about support groups for families of addicts call 706-389-5157. Asking for help is not easy, but we’ve been there and our admissions counselors can point you in the direction of resources and guide you or your loved one through the treatment options. Assessments are always free and 100% confidential. Call now 706-389-5157 to speak with a caring professional.