Many addicts and families have struggled through the years trying to learn how to become good moral upstanding people. The reality of addiction is that it has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with being sick.
Imagine if you were sick and the people closest to you would tell and tell you “will you pease stop sweating and vomiting already!” no, we would never think of being so cruel, yet we continually blame, yell and scold our addicts as if that would cure the addiction.
Primary- It is not necessarily a symptom of a larger issue, the truth is that it is a problem by itself. Maybe it started off as stress, peer pressure but eventually turned into a monster of its own.
Progressive- This is a sickness that grows over time, tolerance developes which causes the addicts to continue increasing their drug seeking desired results. Eventually using more and more with reduced euphoria.
Crucial- Addiction is a serious issue that can not be taken light hartedly, if you had a loved one in a burning building and they didn;t want to get out, what would you do to ensure their safety.
Chronic-Addiction is not something that you “beat” “or win” this is something that is life lasting, a person with addiction troubles will forever have to address the symptoms associated it.
Often Times Fatal- People every day die from addiction, one of the greatest resources we have in this world are “people”our families, friends and colleagies, there will never be another one like them. There is no cure for addiciton but there is treatment and that is where we come in….www.interventioncounselors.com
to stop the progression of the disease and initiate the recovery process that is needed for one more day clean and sober…
Rick Reyes, CADC II, ICADC