If you are enabling your loved one or need support dealing with your emotions that go with caring for someone with substance use or alcohol disorder, you are not alone. Finding a community of people going through the same issues is the first step in getting your life back while supporting the person you love.
There is help available to you, including some free options:
- Family Therapy – Family therapy creates the space necessary for you and your loved ones to talk so that everyone feels heard and safe. This is not about ganging up on anyone in your family – it is about understanding the role everyone can play in helping them toward recovery while still maintaining individual identities.
- Adult Children of Alcoholics – Even as an adult, your relationship with your parent(s) has a considerable effect on your life. Attending meetings with Adult Children of Alcoholics can give you the coping strategies you need to move forward after having to parent your parent(s).
- Al-Anon and Nar-Anon – These options support people who love alcoholics and people who are addicted to narcotics. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are anonymous and free and can be a great way to understand that you have support from others in your position.
You deserve support too. It is easy to get lost in focusing all of your efforts on getting your loved one sober; however, neglecting yourself can have a long-lasting impact.
Please reach out to us when you are ready to talk. An addiction support specialist is waiting for your call at (844) 978-1524