Opioid addiction is a serious public health epidemic that many people in our country are facing and more than likely one of our loved ones could be suffering from opioid addiction. If you have a loved one who is suffering from opioid addiction then it’s crucial to be aware of how to be there to support.
The Best Approach
Talking to a loved one about their addiction is challenging, but it’s an important part of the process in helping them overcome their addiction. It’s crucial that when you express your concerns about how their addiction is negatively impacting their lives that you are as empathetic and non-judgmental as possible. Let them know that you are coming from a place of concern for their well-being and be aware that while they may not immediately respond most positively, it’s important to give them some time to process first.
Interventions Aren’t a Simple Solution
When performing an intervention it is important to make sure everything is well planned out and those included are going to offer loving, non-judgmental support for the addicted individual. Be aware that having a large group could intimidate them and put them on the defensive so consider a one to one conversation or just a small group of trusted individuals.
Above all, if one of your loved ones is struggling with opiate addiction then the best course of action is to seek out professional assistance. At experts at Serenity Oaks specialize in treating opioid dependence and offer individualized medication-assisted treatment plans based on needs.
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