How to Support a Loved One With a Drug Addiction

If someone you love has a drug addiction, you probably have a lot of questions about the addiction itself and what treatment for a drug addiction looks like. Here are a few ways to help your loved one when struggling with drug abuse.

  • Become educated about drug addiction.
  • Offer support, but do not enable your loved one.
  • Avoid supporting the addiction financially.
  • Establish boundaries and stick to them, no matter how difficult.
  • Learn to help yourself before trying to help them.
  • Do not let their addiction take over your life.
  • Avoid lecturing, guilting, or intimidation.
  • Look for professional help, such as rehabs or residential treatment.
  • Encourage them to get help!
  • Be involved in their treatment and recovery process.

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COVID-19 Updates from The Fearless Kind

While social distancing is necessary to stay safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic, we understand the risks of isolation associated with those living with an addiction or eating disorder. The Fearless Kind is still open and accepting new patients at this time! If you or a loved one is struggling, we are here to help. While treatment is a big commitment, it may be one of the safest places to be during these challenging times.

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