24/7 Admissions Hotline 866-916-3211

Drug Addiction Recovery: 5 Things For Families to Understand

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | By Ardent

Drug Addiction Recovery: 5 Things For Families to Understand

Table Of Contents

Drug addiction recovery is never as simple as it seems. You don’t just wake up an addict. Many times it’s something that takes several weeks, maybe even months to develop. So, when you take the initiative and set out on the road to recovery, most of your loved ones will be looking at you and be wondering, “What’s going on?”

What Your Family Needs to Understand About Your Drug Addiction Recovery

Here are five concepts most friends and families of recovering addicts don’t understand about the recovery process.

Drug Addiction Recovery: 5 Things For Families to Understand

That there is no quick fix for drug addiction

One thing even parents of addicts may not understand is that there is no quick fix to substance abuse and addiction. So, they will see you through several steps in your addiction recovery process and think it’s just too much. You can’t blame them for what they don’t understand but thanks to years of research there are now many ways to treat addiction as well as many recovery tools you can use to prevent a relapse in the future.

That one can completely recover from addiction

While it’s true that someone can completely recover from addiction, some people think addiction is a killer disease with no solutions. Often, these people show a lot of sympathy toward you, but you can see it their eyes that they have already given up. Do NOT give up.

That they play critical role in your drug addiction recovery

By secluding you, these loved ones are only harming your recovery progress. Addiction recovery requires the input of everyone close to you. This is the time you need these people the most.

That addiction is not an indicator of an underlying character defect

Sometimes addicts misbehave, are abusive and can even become hostile. In addressing the addiction, we must accept that these are not issues related to an underlying character disorder.

That their financial support could be hurting your recovery

While a recovering addict requires endless support, it is important to see how their generosity might be fueling the problem. For instance, is the pocket money being used to buy more drugs?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

  • Discovery Transitions changed my life!! Great food, great staff, wonderful place! Awesome to get to know the amazing clients and see that i was not alone in my recovery. I made friends for life in the short time i got to spend there. Not a better facility anywhere in my opinion!!The team of employees, from the Technicians all the way up to the Owner, all have a patient first mentality.

    Leto M

  • Going to treatment at Discovery Transitions was one of the best programs I've participated in, they helped me get my life back. They have amazing staff and overall good-natured people. They focus on all aspects of counseling, case management, meetings, different types of therapy, including trauma, one on one counseling. This is coming from someone who has been traumatized and neglected. They helped me get to the root of the problem. Which most times can feel very uncomfortable but they provide groups that you participate in and communicate with other addicts and hear their life stories. They really are an organization of team working to help heal the conflicted minds of us addicts that we faced every day. I would highly recommend this treatment program to anyone suffering from substance abuse or mental health.

    Skyy S

Latest Articles

  • Managing Holiday Stress without Compromising your Sobriety

    Managing Holiday Stress without Compromising your Sobriety

    Attending a festive family gathering where everyone is toasting away holiday stress can be agonizing for those in recovery. Stress of any kind can accelerate the relapse process, and the winter holidays can provide not only the stress of shopping, cr

  • Childhood Trauma Linked to Understanding Drug Addiction

    Childhood Trauma Linked To Understanding Drug Addiction

    As medical experts and substance abuse professionals continue their quest for understanding drug addiction, they have discovered a link with childhood trauma. Research shows that children who suffer traumatic events not only have a higher chance of d

  • substance abuse intensive outpatient program

    Johnny Manziel seeking Treatment for Alcoholism

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, popularly known as “Johnny Football,” has entered rehab for alcohol problems. Manziel, who was the youngest freshman to receive the Heisman Trophy, has had alcohol-related troubles in the past, but mor

  • The Cycle of Addiction

    The Cycle of Addiction

    The ability of alcohol and drugs to strongly activate brain reward mechanisms is the primary catalyst in the cycle of addiction. But there are also certain risk factors and characteristics leading a person toward alcohol and drugs in ways which can c

  • Dealing With Death Without Turning to Drugs or Alcohol

    If ever there were a time when we want to ease our pain, it is when we are dealing with death. Losing a family member, friend, even a pet, is one of the most difficult challenges we face, and the temptation to turn to quick fixes is high. The appeal

  • Negative Emotions Can Compromise Your Sobriety

    A growing body of evidence supports what many therapists know from experience: patients with a fighting spirit have a better chance of recovery than those who surrender to their addiction. There is solid evidence on how negative emotions and mental a

  • Family Therapy Drug Rehab Los Angeles

    Emotional Sobriety is Equally Important as Physical Sobriety

    Physical sobriety and emotional sobriety are two parts to a single unit in living a life free of alcohol and drug abuse. Physical sobriety means more than putting down the drink or refusing to pick up the drug. In other words, it means more than abst

  • intensive outpatient therapy los angeles california

    Battling Addiction: Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Addiction treatment centers offer various types of drug recovery therapies that include inpatient services and outpatient services. The nature of an individual’s drug dependence and circumstances helps addiction specialists determine what type of t

  • Family Therapy Drug Rehab Los Angeles

    The Power of Outpatient Addiction Treatment

    When people think about drug and alcohol treatment, they usually picture a stay at a residential rehab facility. While an inpatient substance abuse program may offer the best chance of success for individuals with a severe addiction or an unstable h

  • intensive outpatient alcohol treatment los angeles california

    Intensive Outpatient Therapy for Addiction: Does It Work?

    Addiction is a multi-faceted disease that requires comprehensive treatment. Residential inpatient rehab is generally the preferred option among drug and alcohol addiction specialists. However, many substance abusers prefer to engage in outpatient tre


This time today, you or your loved one could be in treatment. Get help now!

We Are Here To Help 24/7