“You hurt the ones you love the most”, no matter how much we try to do otherwise. Absurd as it is, the reality of the sad truth is nothing to be ashamed of.
As a member and part of a family, an individual’s struggles also become a burden of the family, especially drug addiction and its recovery. But is it really something a family should dabble into?
Why is one’s battle with drugs a war? Why is your drug addiction recovery a family matter? StepsRC.com explains further how the family’s support is important when recovering from a substance abuse.
Your Family is Your Shield
As much as possible, your family doesn’t want you to get hurt. As you were growing up, they have probably built a wall around you just so the reality of the world won’t harm you. In time, you’ll only get older and your curiosity will guide you, and your innocence will be lost.
In this battle, you have to fight with all you can to get better, and your family will be at the front line with you, and of course, you want to have the right protection and assurance of their support.
Your Family is Your Shock Absorber
There will be times when you won’t be ready to face your day and the people you normally spend time with just yet. And before that day comes you need a training ground and a place to be your own and not have to struggle and hide. Those times are better spent with your family.
Your family will always be there even when you do not want them to be, because that’s when you need them most. They will give you your space, and allow you to figure out what you need without adding to the pressure you are already experiencing.
Your Family will Understand
They may not know what it’s like to go through what you’re going through, but they will understand you because they love you.
If it were your brother or sister going through the same struggle, you would want to be there for them. Even though it’s hard for you to understand them, you will find a way to give them the understanding and support they need, because you want them to get better, with all the love and support you can possibly give them.
The recovery phase is the time to reconnect with your family, and not turn them away. You will need all the support you can get, and who can better give that to you without asking for anything in return.