Dealing with the holidays can be stressful and overwhelming for everyone. Even if you don’t recognize the stress at first, many end up at their breaking point during or right after a holiday gathering. For those that have family members who suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol there may be a lot more stress added. Not knowing how to deal with the addict is the most stressful part. As we stated in our last post, the addict might need drug rehab in Charlotte NC in order to refrain from using drugs during the holidays. If they’re not willing to enter rehab, it’s best to prepare for the fact that your loved one will use drugs or alcohol during the holidays. Being prepared for their actions, rather than hope that they’ll forgo using, is best.
Today, Legacy Freedom drug rehab in Charlotte NC, has a few more tips for those dealing with addicts during the holidays.
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You have a choice. While it might be unfathomable, you have a choice in whether or not you invite your loved one suffering from addiction. Even if they’re your children or other close relatives, sometimes it’s best for all involved to not invite them.
It might seem cold and harsh to keep addicts from their family and friends during the holidays, but it might be a blessing in disguise. As we’ve mentioned previously, addicts face serious triggers during the holiday season. Family gatherings, guilt, shame, and other stress and anxiety overwhelm them to the point that they think they have to use drugs or alcohol to recuperate or remove themselves from reality. Not inviting them could be the best scenario for all involved.
Additionally, you also have the option to decline an invitation to a gathering where you know a family addict will be; even if it’s at your parent’s or sibling’s house. The choice lies with you.
It won’t be easy to make the decision to stay away from loved ones suffering from addiction during the holidays. In fact, it might be one of the hardest decisions of your life. It’ll also be hard to watch your children see the behavior of an addict. It is very hard to see your loved one suffer from the disease of addiction.
Emotionally, either decision will be hard. Think seriously about the decision you’ll make. Consider all that will be directly and indirectly effected by the decision. Use your instincts. The choice you make should benefit all involved, as well as hopefully help the struggling loved.
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If you know someone who's dealing with a drug addiction, consider talking with them about drug rehab in Charlotte NC. It's easy to believe that you are the only one watching your loved one suffer. In reality, that's the farthest from the truth. There are numerous families in the world watching their loved ones with the same addiction problems.
Regardless of how bad drug or alcohol use has become, help is always available. Contact Legacy Freedom if you need drug rehab in Charlotte NC. We are here to help your loved one get on the right path to a happy and healthy, drug free life.