We have a simple mission as the family and friends of someone who is struggling with addiction or other mental health issues. The requirements of our mission are equally simple. Our objective is to love and support our loved one in the most healthy and unconditional way possible. When a loved one’s struggles become a center-focus of our lives, we lose sight of this simple mission because of our role and how the responsibilities within our role changes.
The Roles We Assume When We Don’t Have Help
If we’re parents to an adolescent who has found themselves addicted to drugs and/or alcohol at an early age, we’re forced into policing, investigating, and even doing forensic science to figure out our child. If we’re the spouse of someone who has a gambling addiction, we are monitoring our finances, taking on monetary stress, and living in fear of severe debt. Our loved ones are sick and struggling with something which is completely out of our control. If our loved one had a medical condition, we wouldn’t pretend to act as a doctor and offer our suggested course of care. If our loved one had a legal situation, we’d most likely realize the limitations of our ability to act as a lawyer and perform in court. The examples can go on but the core issue remains the same.
We naturally take on different roles in our loved one’s lives. For example, when we’re a parent we can be a teacher. When we’re a spouse, we can be a counselor. The roles we assume when our loved one is struggling with addiction or mental health issues aren’t this simple, nor are they helpful. They become problematic, constraining, enabling, and more. Being just a husband, a wife, a friend, or a parent, becomes exponentially harder to do when we’re being a lawyer, a doctor, a therapist, a police officer, or whomever else. The person that our loved one needs the most- their mom, their dad, their spouse, their sister, their boss- isn’t available. As a result, our personal relationships are strained and our important family bonds are temporarily broken at the time when they need to be the most strong.
Bringing In A Professional
Mental health struggles are for the work of professionals, not families. We aren’t capable of healing our loved ones on our own and we certainly aren’t capable of fixing them. For treatment, we wouldn’t imagine attempting to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate our loved ones on our own. Instead, we find a trustworthy treatment program, then rest assured in our faith as well as the professionals we’ve entrusted our loved ones with that they will find the healing and transformation necessary to change their lives.
Treatment is only one part of the equation when it comes to recovery from addiction or another mental health issue. Many steps are involved in making sure a loved one gets all of the proper care and support they need on their journey to wellness. Family members need to focus on being family. Enlisting the services of the professionals at Hired Power help outline every detail which needs to be covered and makes sure those details are covered professionally.
From choosing treatment to designing a completely custom plan of care to making sure our loved one gets to treatment safely, from case management to a year of monitoring services and real-time data-driven information on sobriety, Hired Power provides real support and real information so you can focus on the real roles you have in your life with your loved one, instead of the roles you’ve assumed.
The Role Of Recovery
Recovery, that is, the committed lifestyle of living differently, is for the work of our loved ones and our family as a whole. When a loved one recovers, everyone has the opportunity to recover. Addiction is said to be a family disease because when a loved one struggles, everyone struggles. Every single person in someone’s life feels the effects of addiction and other mental health struggles. Once a loved one decides to recover, everyone has the chance to heal bonds which have been broken or strained.
Unfortunately, when we become accustomed to our assumed roles as police, bankers, investigators, and whatever else we have taken on, just being family is infinitely harder to do. Before we can focus on recovering and healing as a family, we have to focus on recovering and healing ourselves in order to break the pattern of these assumed roles.
That is why Hired Power offers a variety of recovery services designed to let the family be family again by learning how to live, love, and celebrate recovery together. Through accountability, communication, and data-driven transparency, the guessing game of supporting a loved one is solved.
All of our services and every member of our devoted team have one goal in mind: our clients’ best interests. Our dynamic team of professionals has experienced recovery first hand, either through their own journey or the journey of a close loved one. We’re here to support you and your family through every step of the journey from the first day to the first few years of recovery and beyond. You never have to walk this journey alone. We will always stand by you. For information on Hired Power’s services, call us today: 1-800-910-9299