Counseling for Friends & Family of Addicts
More often than not, drug addictions start with the experimental use of a drug in social situations. And for some people, drug use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a drug to get their desired high, and soon a person may need the drug to simply feel “good.”
When we see this happen to a loved one, we do everything we can to help. But sometimes, our unconditional love simply isn’t enough.
Signs and symptoms of recent use include:
- The feeling of exhilaration and excess confidence
- Increased alertness
- Increased energy and restlessness
- Behavior changes or aggression
- Rapid or rambling speech
- Dilated pupils
- Delusions and hallucinations
- Irritability or changes in mood
If you see these symptoms in your loved one, it may be time to seek counseling for yourself to learn more about addiction and the healthy ways you can support them.
There is a fine line between helping and enabling when it comes to helping someone with an addiction. We can help you learn the difference in order to help your loved one in the healthiest way you can.