When a spouse is addicted to drugs or alcohol, life can feel challenging. Tough decisions need to be made, most likely by the spouse of the individual with addiction who is most likely to see all that is going on. Learn more about signs it may be time to take action on behalf of a spouse with addiction.
A loved one with addiction is likely to be verbally, emotionally or physically abusive while using. This may include lies, manipulation, cheating and financial loss associated with addiction which may occur for years. What is more difficult for the spouse who is not addicted is to watch children suffer. It is likely the children will suffer long term physical, emotional and social consequences as a result of growing up in such a dysfunctional family. Four signs of change are evident which may help a spouse make the decision about what to do when a loved one has addiction.
Addiction did not happen overnight and change will not happen overnight, but it takes noticing a problem exists to take steps towards addressing the challenge addiction brings. The following four signs are a good place to start:
Fear can keep a family in the cycle of addiction. To break the cycle, make the decision it is time for change. When excuses aren’t enough, it is time to make change happen and support the individual with addiction in getting help, or leave if it becomes dangerous. Recovery is a process that starts with taking that first step towards healing the family.
If your spouse or partner struggles with addiction, it may be time to make a change. Start today by calling Hired Power. We are here to support your journey as an individual and as a family toward recovery.
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