From offering you advice to referring your loved one for treatment, at Addiction Advocates, we can support you as you look for suitable treatment for your loved one.
What Physical and Psychological Symptoms Will My Family Member Experience If They Are Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol?
As you come to realise that your loved one’s relationship with drugs or alcohol has taken a turn for the worse, you are likely to observe several changes in their behaviour and physical appearance.
Although you may have noted several changes, you may be unsure if these are related to a drug or alcohol addiction. With this in mind, we have listed a handful of the physical symptoms associated with drug and alcohol addictions below.
- Reduced effort in their appearance
- Discoloured skin
- Red eyes
- Slurred speech
- Weight loss
While you will be able to see the physical symptoms that indicate that your family member is suffering from an addiction, you will not be able to see the psychological symptoms they may be experiencing. However, this is not to say that they are not present. The most common psychological symptoms that addiction has includes;
- Heightened anxiety
- Burn out
- Intense cravings
Why Is It Important for My Loved One to Attend a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Colwyn Bay?
There were 24,649 treatment referrals for substance misuse within 2018 – 19 in Wales, this is a 2.8% increase on the year prior. With the figure being pre-pandemic, we estimate that the issue may have increased a lot more over the past few years.
From the stigmas that surround addictions to a lack of understanding regarding the support that is available, sadly, the number of people avoiding seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addictions is on the rise.
Unfortunately, failing to obtain treatment for a drug and alcohol addiction has adverse consequences. As touched on above, those suffering from addictions will experience a wealth of physical and psychological symptoms.
These symptoms not only indicate that an addiction is present, but it highlights that an addiction is so severe that it is impairing how the body and brain functions.
Failure to seek help from a drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay will eventually see an addiction take control of all aspects of an individual’s life.
However, attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay will enable an individual to turn their life around. Not only will they be able to overcome their addiction, but they will have the opportunity to mitigate the ramifications that their addiction has had on their physical and psychological well-being.
Although many will know that their addiction has harmed their own health, they will fail to realise that their addiction has harmed their loved ones. With this in mind, attending an alcohol and drug rehab clinic in Colwyn Bay will additionally provide the opportunity to repair relationships and understand how an addiction impacts others through the use of family therapy.
What Is a Family Intervention?
If you are becoming increasingly worried about your loved one’s health and the way that their addiction is causing them to behave, we would ask you to consider staging a family intervention.
A family intervention is essentially the process in which family members agree that referring their loved one to a suitable private drug and alcohol rehab is in their best interest.
As touched on above, those suffering from addictions may deny suffering from an addiction, they may have even previously rejected support for their addiction. However, there will eventually come a time when attending rehab will be a matter of life or death.
Many families attempt to stage an intervention without professional support and guidance. However, this can have many disastrous consequences. If you and your family have come to the agreement that a family intervention is necessary, we would ask you to consider taking advantage of our services.
At Addiction Advocates, our family intervention services have supported many families by ensuring that the required steps in staging an intervention are effectively carried out. In turn, those in need have obtained the rehabilitation support needed.
If you are looking to stage an intervention, we have outlined how you can go about doing so below.
- Call our admissions team to discuss how you can go about staging a family intervention.
- Arrange a suitable time and date to host a face-to-face meeting with our team and family members.
- Host a face-to-face meeting to discuss gain an understanding of how to approach the individual suffering from an addiction and best support them.
- Approach the individual suffering from an addiction and advise them of the support that is available to them via a drug and alcohol rehab in Colwyn Bay.
As and when you are ready to host an intervention and approach your loved one about their addiction, you must be prepared and willing to support your family member. You must remain open-minded and show empathy at all times.
When the time is right to approach your family member, if you believe that it would be beneficial to have professional support, we can provide this. We can help you ensure that your family member is aware of the support available to them.
We can also discuss the treatment and facilities that are typically provided by the drug and alcohol rehabs that we can refer them to.
Contact Us Today
If you find yourself looking to obtain advice and guidance on how best to support your family member, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Likewise, if you are ready to stage a family intervention and would like to take advantage of our services, feel free to call us today.
Together, we can ensure that your family member receives the treatment they need to help them overcome their drug or alcohol addiction once and for all.