How to Give Your Child a Future after Addiction

How to Give Your Child a Future after AddictionAddiction can impact every aspect of your life. The consequences that you face can also follow you and impact your future opportunities. Because young adults are faced with many hardships, they might resort to drug use to help ease some of the stress and burdens they face. This can lead to serious health conditions that may result in permanent damage or a criminal history that can plague them for the rest of their life. Helping young adults in Chicago have the future they deserve after sobriety can be both stressful and rewarding.

How To Help Young Adults in Chicago Find Sobriety

There are many programs out there to help anyone who is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. However, how can family members and friends help a young adult find sobriety? Included in the following are some examples on how Chicago residents can help someone find sobriety:

  • Discuss their addiction without judgment
  • Let the addict know how much you love and care for them
  • Enroll them in a treatment program

Unlike adults, children do not have to have consent to be admitted into a drug and/or alcohol treatment facility. Family and friends can help get the young adult into treatment by expressing their love and concern to the addict without judgment. By judging the addict you are only pushing them away, which can lead to further drug use. Discussing their addiction may open the addict’s eyes to how out of hand their addiction has become.

How To Help Chicago Residents Maintain Their Sobriety

Addicts both young adult and adult are often scared about entering society upon completion of treatment. They will be faced with temptations and some may succeed and others may fail. Included in the following are some of the steps families and friends can take to help Chicago residents maintain sobriety:

  • Remove all drug and/or alcohol paraphernalia
  • Set rules and enforce them
  • Do not allow drug-using friends and/or family members around the addict
  • Allow the addict to earn your trust

By removing all drug and/or alcohol paraphernalia you are eliminating the temptation to use immediately upon arriving home. Make sure you set rules and enforce them. Let the addict know that if they break the rules they will face consequences. Do not allow drug-using friends and/or family members to be around the addict. Give the addict opportunities to earn your trust back. This can be as simple as giving them an additional thirty minutes to their curfew for good behavior.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment for Chicago Residents

If you or someone you know in Chicago is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, please call our toll-free help line today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your addiction and treatment questions. Call today!