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How Family Can Be Affected


Drug dependency can cause damage in almost all aspect of your life including those of your family and friends. The relationships within your family may be affected, and they may be damaged beyond repair. This is due to the fact that addiction is a disorder which do not just impact the users but as well as almost all individuals they deal with most especially their immediate family and colleagues.

Disputes and trauma amongst personal relationships is caused because the misuse of drugs means that you do not stop to consider your choices, actions, and the consequences, and this can be irreparable.


The Energy Focus And Time Of An Addict

Drug addiction has taken your time, energy and focus and results in putting drug consumption on the top of your to do list. You have kept such a solid concentrate on acquiring and utilizing drugs that it has left little time to go through with your family and companions. The result of this is that your loved ones feel hurt, jealous, resentful, and bitter towards your drug use. You may discover that you have had a growing number of arguments with your loved ones, your relationships are starting to grow apart because you have been putting drugs ahead of your family.


Financial Pressure

Family members and the addict themselves may get a lot of financial issues in their lives because of the addiction. You have been lavishly splurging on drugs and have been really engrossed with the habit that this has resulted in your family having financial problems.

Spending hundred, if not thousands of pounds fuelling your drug habit gets very easy for you in as little as one day or a short binge.


You may even lose your job due to the fact that you have a severe addiction that causes you to not longer be able to work properly.


This creates greater weight on your companion who is left to provide for the family alone.

Because of your drug habit, your family have been confronted with the choice of bankruptcy, dispossession, losing their life's investment funds, using retirement reserve funds, and more. Your drug addiction is significantly influencing the welfare and prosperity of your family on a long haul premise.


When Children Are Involved

Dependency on drugs can create extreme emotional harm to your kids as well. Children can experience the physical, emotional, or even sexual abuse that is a result of the drug misuse, and this will haunt them for their entire lives. A long-term emotional and psychological damage is caused to the many children of addicts that cause serious impacts on their social stability, as well as their education and mental health.

Your children lose respect for you due to your drug use as you are no longer reliable for them, hurting yourself and them. For this sake your child becomes the same as you in order to avoid the pain you are bringing into their lives because of the lack of structure and principles in the home. Your children may even start to blame your drug use on themselves with such insecurity, causing further mental and emotional damage.

It is estimated by the government that cases of the parent misusing drugs or alcohol equate to 50-80% of child neglect and abuse cases.


Suffering By Your Partner Or Spouse Also Happens

Drug abuse can easily result in partner or domestic abuse affecting them both in emotional or physical aspects. This may even have damaging consequences on your relations. Several close relations are severed due to drug dependency since the drug user often resort to being unfaithful by looking for other ways to satisfy themselves mostly outside of the relationship with some even making up excuses for their decisions. Even as your significant other try to understand, you still continue to manipulate their feelings going as far as rationalizing for your vicious tendencies.

It has been found that at least 75% of domestic abuse cases were brought about by the drug or alcohol dependency of 1 or both of the concerned individuals.


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Endangering Your Health And Those Of Your Loved Ones

Since drugs can damage your thinking pattern, this can lead you to get involved in unsafe sexual encounters which increases your possibility of acquiring STD's. If you happen to have a significant other or spouse, you are also endangering their healthy by posing a threat of acquiring these venereal diseases.

You can be the cause of transmitting to your partner the contracting blood borne diseases if you utilize intravenous drugs and needle share, thus risking yourself too. These types of diseases that are contracted through needle sharing can result in your loved one or you becoming severely ill, which could be fatal, and also put more and more stress on your family life.


Impact Of Your Drug Dependency

The impacts of medications on your family may prompt to division or separation with your companion or accomplice. It can create an unbalanced atmosphere for your youngsters leading to psychological and emotional distress. Financial issues may become a serious problem that you suffer. Weakening and a worse health state may also occur.

The lives of your family and friends is the only damage that is done because of drug addiction. You can start considering getting assistance and begin your healing process not just for your sake but for your loved ones, too.