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How Family Can Be Affected


The lives of your friends and family can be disrupted, as well as causing destruction in your own life. Family relations and activities may be really affected bringing about destruction which may not be readily fixed. As we all know that compulsion bring harm, it is a disease which make your life difficult, more importantly it affects your relationship with family and friends.

When abusing drugs you do not stop to reflect on your actions, choices or the consequences of them, conflict and trauma in you personal relationships is caused by this that may not be repairable.


The Focus Time And Energy Of An Addict

Drug addiction has taken your time, energy and focus and results in putting drug consumption on the top of your to do list. Consuming so many drugs has made you to forget about spending time with your family and friends. This may leave your loved ones feeling a large variety of emotions towards your drug use; bitterness, resentment, hurt and even jealous. Because you put drugs before any of your family, your relationships are beginning to dwindle, and so, you may realise that there have been more conflicts with your loved ones.


Financial Pressure

Drug use can actually bring about financial strain in the welfare of the very user and those of their families. Because of this habit you have been wasting your money on drugs and causing your family to lose everything.

In a short binge or just one day, you can quite easily spend hundreds or thousands of pounds to pay for your drug habit.


Using drugs will lose your job because it is almost impossible for you to function properly.


This creates greater weight on your companion who is left to provide for the family alone.

Several other families have encountered a choice of closing their businesses, declaring bankruptcy, and even using up their hard-earned savings and many more just because their loved one is hooked up to drugs. Your drug dependency has definitely impacted your family's health and comfort, one which they endure for a long time.


When Children Are A Part Of It

Drug dependency can bring about emotional trauma even to your children. Children can experience the physical, emotional, or even sexual abuse that is a result of the drug misuse, and this will haunt them for their entire lives. Many addict's children are prone to long term damage that is emotional and psychological, and this causes adverse effects on their mental health, stability, and even education.

Hurting yourself and the children through the misuse of drugs has resulted in your children having no respect for you as you can no longer be relied upon. For this sake your child becomes the same as you in order to avoid the pain you are bringing into their lives because of the lack of structure and principles in the home. With such uncertainty, your kids may even start to blame your medication use on themselves, bringing on additional mental and enthusiastic harm.

The results shows that the average of 50-80% of youngsters are being abused and abandoned when their parents, or parent, are using drugs or alcohol.


Your Spouse Or Partner Suffers As Well

Your partner or spouse may also be subjected to physical and emotional abuse that is a result of your addiction. Your relationship is badly affected by this. Many close relationships suffering through drug addiction can result in cheating or seek other forms of satisfaction outside the relationship by the addict, who then justifies their actions. You may get the sympathy from your loved one, however, this is purely manipulation and excuses on your part to justify your devastating behaviour.

As a result of one or more of the individuals involved having used drugs or alcohol an estimated 75% of domestic violence incidents occur.


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Risking Your Health And Others Health

Drugs can debilitate your judgment, this may make you participate in hazardous sexual conduct which places you in extraordinary danger of contracting sexually transmitted illnesses. Because of these STD's, your partner's life and health is in danger.

You can be the cause of transmitting to your partner the contracting blood borne diseases if you utilize intravenous drugs and needle share, thus risking yourself too. These maladies that can be contracted through needle sharing can bring about you or your friends and family to turning out to be sick, conceivably executing them, creating an expanding measure of weight on your family.


Effects And Your Addiction

You may soon become separated or divorced from your partner or spouse because of the effects of the drugs. It can bring about a shaky domain for your kids, creating enthusiastic and mental harm. You may get stuck into serious financing difficulties. Your well being may even start to weaken.

The lives of your family and friends is the only damage that is done because of drug addiction. It is time to look for help and start your recovery, not only for yourself but for the family as well.