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Coping with Your Child’s Drug Addiction

Drug addiction can change lives. There are many negative effects that opiate addiction brings to an individual’s life which affects those closest to him, his family and friends, in a bad way also. You can feel the effects when a child suffers from addiction. Many aspects of life are affected by opiate addiction, and not only is it a topic in conversations, it affects a family’s finances as well. Opiate addiction makes everyone suffer, not only the addict himself. It may seem to be a hopeless case for some opiate addicts, but the truth is there is always hope what he is still alive.

Parents are responsible in helping their children keep away from opiate addiction. You can help your child avoid opiate addiction is by saying no and stopping them when you see signs of it. It is very common for parents to give their children money when it is clear that they will be using it to purchase drugs. Instead of giving money to encourage drug use, you should encourage them to go to an opiate rehab or treatment program instead. Giving them money and encouraging them to go to rehab cannot be done. You can encourage and stop it at the same time. When parents stop giving money to their children who are opiate addicts, they respond in anger. They exhibit their bad behavior against their parents who stops them and not give them money for their addiction. You are consenting to lead them to their death if you don’t stop providing ways for them to sustain their addiction.

Give them your assurance of support for their recovery if you encourage them to go to opiate rehab. Your cutting out their allowance might send them a message that you will not support them while they are in rehab. However, they will interpret it, always assure them of your support if they are ready for rehab. It is not only the opiate addict that needs support but their parents as well. While you child is in rehab, you also need support which you can have from your local organizations that specializes in this or with your own family members, a family-based support structure that you will badly need.

IF an opiate addict refuses rehab, there are three possibilities that can happen to him. Many individuals have resorted to crime just so to have money to buy drugs. It is wrong to feel guilty when you stopped giving them money. Another reaction is to overdose, and this is very common to opiate users. The third possibility is that the opiate addict will die of overdoes, unless treated immediately. Although it is difficult to accept these possibilities, they are real and you need to cope realistically with the struggles of an opiate addict.