Coping with a Loved One’s Addiction
You’re scared and angry. Your loved one’s drinking and/or drug use has gotten out of control. They’re staying out late, shirking responsibilities and spending too much time and money on their habit. You barely ever see them and when you do, they’re either drunk or high or you get into an argument with them.
You’re afraid that their addiction could lead to them or someone else getting hurt. You miss them. But you don’t know what to do. You’ve tried talking calmly, yelling, offering to help and making ultimatums but nothing’s working. They just don’t see how serious their problem is and they don’t think they need to stop drinking or using drugs.
But you can’t live like this anymore. You have trouble sleeping at night, wondering if they’re okay. You can’t focus at work because you’re so preoccupied with what’s going on. And what’s worse, you feel like you can’t talk to anyone about this because you feel so ashamed and don’t want them to judge you or your loved one.
Therapy can help. As a therapist who has worked with those struggling with addiction and their loved ones, Alisa Kamis-Brinda will provide you with ongoing support so you don’t have to feel ashamed or alone anymore. You will learn what changes to make to take better care of yourself in order to help your loved one. You will learn practical tools to manage your stress and anxiety.
If you are sick and tired of feeling held hostage by your loved one’s addiction, call 215-285-1084 or click here to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation to learn how to take the first step in getting your life back.
Alisa’s knowledge and understanding helped my family deal with addiction. She made us feel comfortable and answered our questions in a professional, non-judgmental manner.- Concerned Sister