“Family dynamics are often damaged through substance abuse and addiction. Eroding trust, weakened communication, and deathly fear. When a loved one suffers from a substance use disorder family members experience a wide range of painful emotions. When someone depends on substances it leaves a loved one hopeless.
Family members feel helpless when they see a loved one suffering. It is common for addicts to feel alone in their struggles to overcome their disease. Addiction – and Recovery – has a detrimental impact on friends and families as much as it does on the individual. Addiction recovery hinges on the support of family members.”
Read further from Pace Recovery Centre (South Africa, 2021)