It’s scary to watch someone you love sink deeper and deeper into addiction. The person you knew and loved is rapidly disappearing, replaced by a stranger obsessed with drinking alcohol or using drugs (or both) and increasingly lost to the world around them.

The sick and miserable addict before you is not doing this deliberately. Addicts don’t intentionally hurt you or themselves. They really can’t help it; they are under the control of the extremely strong effects of the drugs or alcohol. But make no mistake – the self-harm you are witnessing is a deadly, downward spiral.

Call a Narconon drug rehabilitation counselor now 877-237-3307

Addiction is serious and potentially deadly. Don’t wait for that tragic call from the police or the morgue. It’s never too early to stop the downward spiral of alcohol and drug addiction -– but it can quickly become too late!

Do You Feel Helpless — and Hopeless?

It’s painful and confusing to be on the outside of addiction, helplessly looking in. You go from being worried to desperate to hopeless. You just want it to stop!

You’re right to be afraid! Your loved one is in serious danger. Addiction is devastating and all-consuming. It will not go away on its own and most addicts cannot stop themselves. So, there are really only three possible outcomes: sobriety, jail or death.

Help is within your reach. You’re doing the right thing by seeking help for your addicted love one now before they hit bottom … or worse. There are many options, all available here at the Narconon facilities in the Eastern United States. Start by getting your questions answered.

Call a Narconon drug rehabilitation counselor now 877-237-3307

Why You’re Seeking Help

You’re here because your wife, husband, partner, parent, brother, sister – or someone else close to you that you love and care about, is struggling with addiction. You are afraid of losing that person. Rightly so!

It’s hard to believe, let alone accept, how they’re living. What they’re doing makes no sense. Your previously loving, hardworking, moral and life-directed loved one is no longer. The truth is, he or she is in more pain and much sicker than you can even see on the surface. Yes, the behavior changes are appalling. But your loved one is sick at a mental and physical level that may not be obvious –- yet.

You are right to seek help NOW. Left untreated, the toxic nature of addiction will claim your loved one. As we said, and it bears repeating, the only three options for the addict in the end are sobriety, jail, or death.

Tactics You May Have Tried Already

Your instincts to help are completely natural, but likely not very effective. Addiction is completely unnatural. Love alone will not solve the addiction problem. The drugs or alcohol or both, take control of your loved one until all thoughts of healthy, enjoyable living go out the window.

Here are some common tactics loved ones of addicts try – and fail at – before ultimately succeeding with Narconon:

  • Ignoring the increasingly bad behavior
  • Covering for the addict with family, work, neighbors
  • Reasoning with the addict
  • Threatening various consequences
  • Hoping and praying things will magically get better

Overcoming addiction is possible –- with the right support.
Confronting and dealing with a person addicted to drugs or alcohol requires more than love. It takes education –- and action. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Your loved one will not get better without your support. It’s simply a rarity for an addict to reverse their condition naturally.

The best thing you can do is exactly what you’re doing now. Seek out correct information about addiction.

Call a Narconon drug rehabilitation counselor now 877-237-3307

All calls are confidential.