This Is What You *Should* Say to Your Loved One Struggling with Drug Addictions pt 4

Knowing what to say to a friend who has been struggling with addiction is hard. It can feel like there is nothing good to do or say. But the most important thing to remember is that the worst thing you can say, is nothing at all. Silence feeds your friend’s shame. Speak up. Here are some things you can say to a loved one addicted to drugs, alcohol, or even struggling with gambling addiction.

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I love you and I’m so grateful you got help. One of the most difficult thing as a human is to admit when we are wrong. Even harder is to admit that we need help, desperately, and can’t go on without it. That’s the kind of thing it takes to get help from addiction, but go one step further. It takes an incomprehensible amount of strength and courage to admit that you need help for something that society says is selfish and the result of your own choices. Let them know that you know that addiction is the result of more than just their choices. That you know they are dealing with a diagnosis not their own delinquency. Let them know that you are so glad they got help.

 

Doing medically supervised detox and going through a  drug rehab program sounds really hard! You worked so hard! Acknowledging someone’s hard work like that is one of the most affirming things for someone to do for a friend. We don’t let people know that we see their hard work and hustle nearly enough, especially when the hard work was so wrought with vulnerability and psychological rigor. You will never know how much that kind of affirmation will do for them.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

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This Is What You *Should* Say to Your Loved One Struggling with Drug Addictions pt 3

Knowing what to say to a friend who has been struggling with addiction is hard. It can feel like there is nothing good to do or say. But the most important thing to remember is that the worst thing you can say, is nothing at all. Silence feeds your friend’s shame. Speak up. Here are some things you can say to a loved one addicted to drugs, alcohol, or even struggling with gambling addiction.

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Do you want to get coffee sometime? Invite your friend out to talk and laugh. Don’t forget that even though they are dealing with addiction and just got back from an alcohol detox facility, they may want a break from talking and thinking about it. Let them know you love them and you’re glad to have them back, but let them decide if they want to talk about it.

Can we take a walk or hike sometime? Not only for their wellbeing, taking a walk or a hike is just better for your bodies and better for a hangout than getting ice cream, right? First of all, moving your body is a great way for them to deal with anxiety or depression, but it will help you in the same way. Besides, a beautiful mountain is way better than an ice cream shop full of screaming kids, right?

I made a music playlist for you! Do you want to blow your friend away? Make them a present. A music playlist is free, takes an amount of thought and personal knowledge that your friend will feel so thought about and cared for. As you make it, think about your friend. Think about their personality and the music they love. Think about their struggle and their successes. What they need most right now is to be seen with a sense of compassion and love.

Can I make some meals for you to stock your freezer with? It seems very small town, but see if your friend would let you make some freezer meals to make it easy for them to get started back into their everyday lives. Something so easy as being able to just heat up a meal can do everything for morale when night falls and you’re exhausted from a full day.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

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This Is What You *Should* Say to Your Loved One Struggling with Drug Addictions pt 2

 

Knowing what to say to a friend who has been struggling with addiction is hard. It can feel like there is nothing good to do or say. But the most important thing to remember is that the worst thing you can say, is nothing at all. Silence feeds your friend’s shame. Speak up. Here are some things you can say to a loved one addicted to drugs, alcohol, or even struggling with gambling addiction.

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Some friends and I are going out to dinner, want to come? Again, invite your friend who is struggling with addiction out. But don’t forget to invite them out for group functions too. This will give them a sense of community. But it will also remind them that your group of friends hasn’t abandoned them. That you all care about them.

Invite them to outings that aren’t centered around addictive substances or gambling. Your friend just got back from rehab. Please remember that their hard work isn’t over. Going rehab for drug and alcohol addiction recovery doesn’t cure you, it gets you on the right path but your friend will have to make the choice every single day to remain sober. Don’t make it harder for them.

 

I’m in awe of your bravery. Remind them that you know how vulnerable they had to be to admit their struggle and get help. Help them remember how brave they are, and that they’ve come so far since they began their journey.

I’ll always have your back. Something that is invaluable in life is a friend who offers you unconditional friendship, love and genuine care. If your friend needs anything right now it is to just know everyone isn’t going to abandon them.

Can I watch your kids sometime? If your friend has children, maybe offer to babysit sometime. It’s really hard to find time to yourself when you have kids, especially young ones. Offer to take their kids to the zoo, or out for a meal, so they can take some time for self care.

Please remember to be as kind to yourself you are to me. Remind your friend that you appreciate all of the compassion and grace they have offered you in your friendship. And then remind them that you want them to offer those same considerations to themselves.

Don’t forget, whatever you say to your friend, do it in love and with compassion. If you approach your friend with honesty and vulnerability of your own, reconnecting with them should be a genuinely rewarding experience, just a good talk with your friend

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

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This Is What You *Should* Say to Your Loved One Struggling with Drug Addictions pt 1

 

Knowing what to say to a friend who has been struggling with addiction is hard. It can feel like there is nothing good to do or say. But the most important thing to remember is that the worst thing you can say, is nothing at all. Silence feeds your friend’s shame. Speak up. Here are some things you can say to a loved one addicted to drugs, alcohol, or even struggling with gambling addiction.

 

I’m proud of you. Recovering from drug addiction or alcohol addiction can feel impossible. If your friend just got through going through addiction treatment let them know you are proud of them.

 

Remember to take care of yourself. Sometimes someone who is struggling with addiction forgets that it is still important to focus on self care even though they are back in the real world. Rehab is such a safe bubble that when you’re thrown back into the world it’s easy to let your focus shift. Remind your friend, gently, you care about them and to not forget to make themselves the priority.

 

I’m here to talk if you need to. Remind your friend that they have someone to talk to when they need to talk. When you’re addicted to a substance, it is easy to believe that anyone you tell about it will mock you, be disgusted or completely disappointed by your bad choices or mistakes. Show them that this isn’t the case. That you want to sit with them through the good and the bad.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

Read Part 2 Here

Call us today at (866) 319-6126