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. It is brought up in conversations, finances are affected, and 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. A lot of parents know that their children use their money to buy drug, yet they continue providing for this need. 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. If you give them money and at the same time try to stop them from drug addiction, nothing will happen. This is not possible Children get angry with their parents when they are not given money to continue their addiction. They lash out against their parents when they are not given money. You are consenting to lead them to their death if you don’t stop providing ways for them to sustain their addiction.
Make sure that when you encourage them to go to an opiate rehab that you will also assure them of your support for their recovery. 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. However, they will interpret it, always assure them of your support if they are ready for rehab. Parents should also have their own 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. If money is cut off from him, he can resort to crime to obtain the drugs that he 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 is death usually brought by overdose and not treated in time. These real possibilities are difficult to accept but you need to cope realistically with these struggles.