Stop The Isolation of Addiction
We’ve been talking a lot about addiction and isolation and as mentioned in the article “Strategies To Alleviate Stress of Living with an Addict,” one of the solutions to breaking your family’s cycle of addiction, is connection. As human beings, we all need some kind of connection with other people. When we are suffering from an addiction whether it be a person, place or thing, it cripples our ability to have any kind of healthy connection with others.
There are so many reasons why connection is important. By sharing information about your struggles with your addicted loved one you will…
Loving an addict does not have to be so incredibly isolating and hard. You will be amazed at what happens when you confide in that one special person. Before long, you will be connecting with people you have known and folks new to you, and you will feel like you have some kind of purpose again.
If you are having trouble connecting with a friend or finding a community of people in similar a situation, check out our support groups. You will find others with the same concerns and challenges that you are facing with you addicted loved one.
is a Vancouver-based Addictions Specialist and Family Therapist with training and experience in numerous areas related to healing and recovery from the devastation of addiction & alcoholism.