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Drug Detox for Our Loved Ones

Recognizing the Need for Drug Detox

There may be certain people who may be able to use prescription or recreational drugs without getting addicted or facing any negative consequences. However, others may not be so strong and can develop severe addiction and dependence problem. If you suspect that a loved one is suffering from a drug problem, then certain warning signs can help you recognize the need for Drug detox. These signs are:

  • Developing secretive and isolated behavior
  • Contracted or larger pupils as well as bloodshot eyes
  • Change in appetite and sleeping pattern
  • Messy physical appearance and grooming
  • Unexplained need for money
  • Low performance as well attendance at school or work
  • Getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities)


What Not to Do When a Loved One has a Drug Problem

A person suffering from a drug problem becomes extremely defensive about his habit and will usually deny that he has a problem. Remember that he is in a vulnerable position and one wrong step can send him back in the dark hole of addiction. This is why there are certain things that you should not do and these are:

  • Do not try to bribe, threaten or preach the patient
  • Avoid emotional blackmailing as well as appeal because this will only increase the addicts guilt as well as compulsion to use drugs
  • Do not try to cover up or make excuses for the addicts habit – you are just increasing his problems
  • Do not confront or have arguments with the addict when he is high
  • Do not start taking drugs with the abuser


How to Help a Loved One into a Drug Detox Center

Getting a Loved One into a Drug Detox Center If you have a family member or a dear one with a possible drug addiction, here are a few things that can help him to take help:

  • Speak up and talk to the concerned person and show him that you ready to help him and support him in getting rid of his problem without being judgmental
  • Stage an intervention with the help of a medical professional
  • Get the addict into treatment immediately once he concedes he has a problem
  • Do take care of yourself as well and always have someone who you can lean on for support . Do not try to put yourself in a situation that is dangerous


If you or a loved one needs to find a drug rehab center then our rehab helpline number is always available for you. Call us today and our expert adviser will help you find the best rehab center near your area


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