We all have family members struggling with addiction. And those are probably the hardest people to get sober if they don’t have the acceptance and the accountability, if they have a problem. Typically, when we approach these people, there’s embarrassment, there’s shame. They don’t want to deal with it. They want to turn a blind eye, I’m okay. And what do you do, it’s frustrating as heck, right? What do I do to help my loved one who’s suffering and struggling so, so badly. It’s unbearable at times to see somebody just waste away and not care about getting the help that they need. You want to just strangle these people some time, but it still doesn’t work. I truly believe as a solution that sometimes people have to be dragged to their own bottom. They don’t find their bottom by themselves.
I will literally tell family members, we know they’re out and they’re drunk or they’re high and they’re driving, call the police. That’s a solution right there. If they’re not ready to go to rehab because you get them arrested and it’s a lot easier and safer and healthier for them to sit in jail than to bury your loved one.
These solutions though, they might not all work for you. So what I’m suggesting is again, I always go to my Banyan Treatment Center family that are absolutely the best when dealing with substance abuse, anxiety, stress and helping loved ones and family members, people in their life that are so near and dear. You can call me directly at eight, 888-6-DARREN. D-A-R-R-E-N to get the help that they need.