Living with an Addict: Understanding the Hell of Addiction - Alcohol & Drug AbuseBiella BlomPublished in 2017
Do you love an addict or an alcoholic?
Loving an addict is one of the most painful and traumatic life journeys that any sober-minded person can experience. Feelings of betrayal, powerlessness, anger, fear, desperation and raw grief are an ever constant companion. The person you love disapp...
People who love an addict inadvertently get drawn in by the addict and their lives begin to revolve around the dysfunctional hell that the addict’s life is.
According to the World Drug Report, approximately 247million people worldwide were in active addiction during 2016. Statistics on alcohol abuse are not as easily determined because alcohol is a socially accepted drug. It is estimated that 1 in every 12 adults suffer from alcohol abuse and dependence.
Alcohol is a drug. There is very little that separates the emotional pain and dysfunction that saturates your life whether you love an alcoholic or a drug addict. Both substances are mind-altering, both substances reprogram the human brain, both substances render the addict powerless over their addiction.
The only person who can break an addict’s addiction is the addict. No one can convince, force, coerce or threaten an addict to seek professional help. No one can love an addict into sobriety either.
This book is about understanding and helping your loved one, and also about helping yourself.
You can never ‘learn’ to live with an addict. You either come to accept the hard truth or you separate yourself from the addict. Separation can sometimes drive an addict to seek professional help, but it’s no guarantee. Sometimes you have to just let go.
This book will explain how your addict thinks; however, understanding alone does not mean that you can protect them and yourself. You also need the psychological reediness to act and face certain outcomes.
Let me show you how.