Lives are changed when one indulges in opiate addiction. There are many negative effects that opiate addiction brings to an individual’s life which affects those closest to him, his family and friends, in a bad way also. The effects of a child’s suffering from addiction is felt by those who are close to him. You can hear it in conversations, it affects finances, and many other aspects of life. It is a difficult thing to bear if your child is suffering from drug addiction. Somehow we feel that there is no longer any hope for our child, yet the reality is, there is really hope for them.
Parents are responsible in helping their children keep away from opiate addiction. One of the ways is to be able to say no or stop them for this addiction. It is very common for parents to give their children money when it is clear that they will be using it to purchase drugs. Don’t give them money if you know that it is for drug use, but encourage them to go to an opiate rehab or a treatment program. You cannot be doing something that will encourage that addiction and expect them to stop at the same time. This will be ineffective, you cannot continue encouraging and stopping them at the same time. Children get angry with their parents when they are not given money to continue their addiction. They exhibit their bad behavior against their parents who stops them and not give them money for their addiction. You are consenting to lead them to their death if you don’t stop providing ways for them to sustain their addiction.
Give them your assurance of support for their recovery if you encourage them to go to opiate rehab. Someone who is an addict to opiate will not easily believe this especially if you have already cut them off from receiving money and benefits that will enable them to purchase these drugs. Even if they don’t believe it, don’t stop giving assurance of your support if they agree to go to an opiate rehab. Parents of opiate addicts also need much support. You need support, and you can either join a local organization who helps parents struggling in this area or you can organize you own family-based support that you need as your child is in rehab.
IF an opiate addict refuses rehab, there are three possibilities that can happen to him. He can react negatively and resort to crime just so to be able to purchase his opiate needs. Do not feel guilty when you stop giving them money because you know what they will use it for and you don’t want to be an accessory to it. Many opiate users resort to overdose. The third possibility is that the opiate addict will die of overdoes, unless treated immediately. Although it is difficult to accept these possibilities, they are real and you need to cope realistically with the struggles of an opiate addict.