For parents, it can be equally as heartbreaking. Parents sometimes watch their beloved child slowly deteriorate. Parents beg their child to go to treatment. Sometimes, addicted individuals even steal from their parents.
For spouses, you may see your bank accounts drained, bills not being paid, dinners eaten alone, or other negative consequences. You may begin to take on all of the financial and parental responsibilities while your loved one binges and indulges in their drug of choice.
No matter who you are, if there is someone with a substance abuse disorder in your family, it can impact you negatively. Addiction breaks hearts, trust, and relationships. This is why A Better Today asks that family be involved in the treatment of their loved one. It is important for your side of the story to be heard too and to find the support you need during this difficult time.