Affected by a loved one or partner’s substance abuse?
If you are in a relationship with someone with substance abuse, you will be impacted by the addiction. You could be suffering from such things as sleepless nights, anxiety and upset stomach issues. Physical and emotional symptoms are common amongst family members of those the abuse.
Because you might want to ‘fix’ the dependent person in your life, you may be angry or think they would stop if they loved you more. You may have been trying to manage this disease on your own holding secrets out of shame and fear.
The truth is, addiction is a disease which is recoverable from but one that you do not have power over.
What you are not powerless over however is YOU!
Consequently, how you choose to continue your relationship with your loved one and deciding to begin to focus on your own wellness can have an impact.
Moreover, to provide any kind of support to your loved one, you need to be well yourself.
Substance Abuse Affects Families. I can help you :
- find your boundaries implement them and hold them
- learn to care for yourself again
- communicate in an effective and respectful way
- navigate the treatment system
- develop a different perspective on addiction
- learn new skills to transform your relationship with your love one
- create the life that you want and make peace with the things you can not change .
Sam Fowler in the video below tells about her experiences suffering from “the family disease.”
you did not create the problem
you can not cure the problem
you can not control the problem
you can learn new skills
focus on what you can control ( you)
and create the life that you deserve.
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