Prevention is the first line of defense to help your loved one suffering from addiction. Today parents, loved ones, and family members are in the best position to see drug use in the family as well as to stop it. It is a hard task to face but there are many families impacted in America who have dedicated themselves to fight this serious problem. Through dedication and persistence many families have joined their loved one in the fight over addiction and won.
The first step is to become familiar with the drugs that are available today. This includes information on the drugs, what they look like what the side effects are, terminology, lingo, and of course keeping updated on the new drugs.
If you think someone may be using drugs there are signs that you should look for. These include physical or biological signs, physical evidence, and behavioral changes. Even though we will talk about these changes, don't be too quick to jump to any conclusions.
Helping a loved one who is addicted to alcohol and drugs to get help is a difficult task. Here are some suggestions that might get the message to your loved one: