A family no matter how large or small is made up of individuals attempting to work together as a group for mutual benefit and towards goals for better survival and happiness. At the best of times there is a fine balance to keeping one together. Would you agree? Consulting families in the UK, I see the ravages everyday.
heed them and start your loved one on the path to recovery the less collateral damage will ensue.
The wife and mother who called me one afternoon from London and said quite giddily, “I’d like some information about your alcohol addiction treatment center, it’s for my husband.” We talked a little more, and I can hear a young child in the background. And I said, “so where is your husband now?” “Well” she laughed, “he is right here in front of me, passed out on the floor. I can either laugh or cry and I’m choosing not to cry right now.” Apparently this had been going on for a number of years.
I picture the scene in my head and it is rather grim. Not a vision of a happy family life. Had this lady suffered enough abuse to finally get this sorted out? Honestly, I don’t know. I didn’t hear back from her. When your mate is passed out on the floor of your home, I can honestly say that there were signs long before it got to this point that indicated where things were going.
are not the goals most families set out to reach.
It’s hard to admit that the person we love, family, friend is having a serious problem. We want to think that it will get better all by itself and that tomorrow will be a better day. Heed the signs and don’t let it get to the point where that family or marriage seems like a complete write-off.
will detoxify, meaning remove a poison or poisonous effect from the body. Drug residues become lodged in the body but there is a correct way to purify it, at the same time restoring vital nutrients and rebuilding impaired tissues and cells, all of which was contributing to the array of health problems an addict suffers.
Primarily these programs are listed as alternative, natural, drug-free, holistic etc. They embrace a social educational learning philosophy of rehabilitation. Social Educational methods refer to learning new ways or skills in working out life’s problems. Examples of social educational methods are: Taking vitamins instead of pharmaceuticals; improving communications skills; exercising to deal with stress; motivational interviewing; etc.
will deal with cravings and set the person up with life’s tools to getting along and succeeding in family and in work. One graduate of this portion of one detox and rehabilitation program wrote:
There is good and honest help available here to the families of the UK that follows more natural methods of recovery.