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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

*******Five things you should know about an addict

If you suspect you have an addict in your family there are things you must be aware of. There are hints that are extremely subtle that may go unnoticed for some time before the problem rears it's ugly head. Addiction has the ability to completely transform a person into a stranger you will not recognize. In the beginning of the illness, the effects of the addiction may be subtle, as time goes by, extreme.

1. Addicts do not know the truth-
an addict will never admit to using. Addicts not only go into deep denial themselves about their problem, but many times they except you to be blinded to it as well. Many will lie even when caught red handed. Do not believe anything an addict tells you.

2. Addicts need money-
If you suddenly find your addicted loved one hanging around be very wary. They need money to feed their addiction. Whether it is through selling your possessions or stealing your money, they will do whatever they need to do to feed their addiction.

3. An addict will manipulate-
Do not fall for some of the common manipulations your addict will use against you. Many will try to force you to give them money, rides etc. by using guilt, fear, and emotional abuse. They may have you believe their life is in peril, that it is your not fall for it, but stand strong. The only ride you should give them is into treatment, or to a police station.  Find out what your options are and never fall into the traps an addict will use on you.

4. An addict has a new love-
The addicted loved one will not get better without strong force. Shunning, rejection and the family refusing all forms of communication will usually not heal the addict.  When a family member becomes addicted, the drug replaces love of oneself, and love for others, so using forms of guilt that is dependant on an addicts love for you will not usually work. If you are willing to accept the consequences and no longer can do any more for an addict, this may be your only choice. For those still hoping to help the addict become well again, you have to realize what is effective and what isnt. Intervention, and in-patient treatment facilities are all that will work. Waste no time taking them. Use whatever means possible and then be willing to accept what that means completely.

5. Addicts don't fall far from the tree- 
 Take a look at your family. Many addicts come from a long line of other addicts. Though the addictions may be different, the capacity to become addicted is usually hereditary and can come out in any form, whether it is alcoholism, drugs, gambling, etc. Research and educate yourself, and find support. Time is of the essence, and in fact, time  is running out.
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