Home of DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing, Addison offers residents access to great higher education institutions.
Residents of this village have the best of small town charm and big city fun. Yet even in an idyllic setting such as this, substance abuse takes over and devastates many people's lives. Addiction is a disease that requires expert treatment to overcome its deadly and progressive symptoms.
How Can I Help My Loved One?
The best way to help someone struggling with addictive substances is to stage an intervention. An intervention is simply a conversation where the person is confronted about his or her drug and alcohol abuse and subsequent behavior. Denial is strongly associated with the disease of addiction and, chances are, your loved one also struggles with this form of distorted reality. Many substance abusers truly do not see how their using negatively affects others or themselves. By staging an intervention, you are helping to break through walls in perception and communication and nudging the person in the right direction. The goal of the intervention is to encouraged the person to seek immediate inpatient treatment for his or her addiction, or whatever avenue of professional help is deemed best. If the person does not immediately elect to enter a treatment center, do not despair. This does not mean that the conversation failed, as any step you take to helping your loved one live a healthier lifestyle can be deemed a success. It will help in the long run and may very well save his or her life. Addiction claims the lives of far too many people each year. Do not let yourself or your loved one become just another statistic. Give us a call today and get the help you need and deserve. (866) 578-7471 Living free from drugs and alcohol is a better way to live. A life in sobriety is filled with meaning and joy. Getting and maintaining your sobriety requires a strong support system and guidance, which you can find in fellow sober people at your local 12-step meeting. 12-step programs prove the best way to treat the disease of addiction. If you are struggling with substance abuse in Addison, find a meeting in your area today and get started living!