Substance Use Disorder/Addiction

If you have a loved one who is battling drug or alcohol addiction, witnessing their struggles can be incredibly challenging. It's important to remember and embrace the three C's: "I didn't cause it, I can't control it, and I can't cure it." While you may not have the power to change their addiction directly, you can still play a significant role in supporting them and taking care of yourself.

If you find yourself wondering how to assist them in overcoming their substance abuse issues, it's important to understand that their readiness to quit is a crucial factor. They may be contemplating seeking help for their substance abuse and unsure where to turn. In these situations, there are several avenues you can explore to help a person struggling with drug addiction:

If you are a friend or family member of someone struggling with drug or alcohol use, I want to emphasize the importance of seeking support and guidance. One valuable resource you can consider is joining a Nar Anon Zoom meeting.

If you are personally struggling with drug or alcohol use, I want you to know that help and support are available to you. One valuable resource you can turn to is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA provides information and resources to help you find treatment and detoxification facilities that can assist you on your journey to recovery.

Remember, you are stronger than you may realize, and there is hope for a better life ahead. It is never too late to seek help and make positive changes. With the right support and determination, you can overcome this challenge and build a brighter future for yourself.



The resources provided on this website are intended as recommendations only and should not replace professional medical advice from your doctors/Mental Health Counselors. It is crucial to always consult with your doctor and seek appropriate treatment for any mental or physical health issues you may be experiencing. Your doctor's guidance is essential in ensuring your well-being and addressing your specific health concerns effectively.