Monday, October 27, 2014
Recognizing and Helping with Alcohol/Drug Problem
Many of us may know of someone who is at any stage of drug using. Because many people who chose to experiment drugs often think they are in control of the amount of drugs/alcohol that they are consuming, it is usually very difficult for these people to understand that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol unless someone tells them about it.
As friends and families, we should be on the lookout for the warning signs of the drug/alcohol abuse problem, such as constantly relying on drugs to have fun, relieve stress or relax(not only to get "high"), having blackouts, dropping grades, losing interests in activities that they used to love, and lying to get the money for more drugs. If you know someone who has drug abuse problem and are looking for help, there are websites and contact info for information on drug and recovery included in this article at the end.
Now that you know how to recognize someone's alcohol/drug abuse problem, what are things that you can do to help them? Also besides the do's what are some don't's regarding coping with this problem?