The general goal of anyone is to have a pleasant and uncomplicated life. So it can be quite difficult when it is the decisions of other people that end up damaging or complicating our lives. It is strange but common to have the actions of others have a toll on our emotions and quality of living.
This is very true when someone in your life is struggling with being an alcoholic. While most of the focus is on the person undergoing the addiction, those around them need just as much help as well. Being around someone undergoing addiction can really do a number on those around them. If you are such a person, you know very well what we are talking about.
Any environment that has an alcoholic in it can turn into a toxic one really fast. The addicts’ inability to stay away from the drink—using anything or saying anything that they can to get another glass can be quite detrimental to those they love—especially if violence enters the picture. If you are reading this, we understand what you are going through. We have gone through it ourselves and we know first-hand what such an environment and what such a person can do to your mental health.
If you are thinking of seeking help, it would be important for you to know where you can find it. This is what we wanted to discuss today. If you are looking for help, these are some pretty good places to find it:
Self or at Home Detox Programs
Many addicts will try this option before seeking outside help. It’s because the addict doesn’t realize how badly the addiction has taken control of them. There are some at home programs like the ones from Synergydetox.com. While we don’t know the actual results of these types of self-detox programs, we would highly recommend one of the below solutions since addiction many times requires outside help for a successful road to recovery.
Local Rehabilitation Centers
Maryland is the home of some state of the art rehabilitation centers. The mental healthcare professionals that have their practice in the area can help you by providing you the knowledge and—if necessary— the medication that you need.
Local Police Department
It is no secret that a person battling addiction can be a threat. If you feel like your personal safety or the safety of anyone else in the home is in imminent danger, do not wait. Pick up the phone and call 911. They can provide a good way for you to establish a secure space for yourself and your family.
Local Al-Anon Organization
Al-Anon is there to provide you the emotional and mental support that you will require. We and other organizations like us prioritize the friends and family members of alcoholics and help them to regain their sense of wellness.
You are never alone in the struggle to get your feet back to solid footing. Help will always be available for anyone who knows where to look for it. We hope that you will utilize the options that we’ve mentioned above.
What other avenues for help can you go about?