Misuse of drinking or other chemicals is a painful disease that reaches far and wide. It is often stigmatized in society and cloaked in shame. It can leave loved ones feeling frustrated, scared, and helpless.
When we see the devastation the disease causes in our loved one’s life, we may react and feel in a variety of ways.
- Excessive worry
- Feelings of embarrassment
- Unrealistic ultimatums or threats
- Searching for evidence
- Feelings of loneliness
- Isolating from others
- Extreme mood swings
- Lying or making excuses for our loved one
- Feelings of anger and regret
- Ignoring our own needs for physical, mental, and emotional health
- Blaming ourselves or others
The truth is that misuse of drinking or use of chemicals is a disease that impacts everyone around it. While our loved one is grappling with it day-to-day, so are we. But there is hope for us and evidence that working on our own selves can improve our situation and increase positive outcomes for our lives.
Our goal is to help you gain the support and tools needed for you to achieve peace and comfort. We believe that your serenity is possible, regardless of whether or not your loved one is on the path to recovery. We invite you to contact us today to schedule an appointment.