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How Can Moms Help Adult Children Struggling with Opium Abuse?

How Can Moms Help Adult Children Struggling with Opium Abuse?Seeing your child struggle in any way can be emotionally draining. However, seeing them struggle with opium addiction can start a plethora of emotions you may not be ready to face. There is hope and you can help. Being a mother, means regardless of your child’s wants and needs, you do what is best for them, regardless what it will do to your relationship. Chances are if you still have a good relationship with your child, they want you in their life and they care about your feelings and needs as well. Approaching your child about their addiction can be an extremely hard topic to discuss; however, approaching it the correct way can change your child’s life.

How Can Moms Approach Their Child?

Approaching a loved one about their addiction can be stressful for everyone involved. Included in the following are some examples on how to approach a loved one who is struggling with opium addiction:

  • Non-confrontational
  • Have a plan
  • Set boundaries

When any addict is approached about their addiction, tensions can be high. To avoid an argument, approach your loved one in a non-confrontational manner. This will help open the discussion and help the addict understand your love for them and that you are not judging them. Have a plan set for the addict. Research treatment programs before hand, plan who will watch their animals, and help plan travel to and from the treatment facility. This will help relieve some stress and eliminate any excuses that might prevent the addict from accepting treatment. Set healthy boundaries with your loved one and make sure these are boundaries you can stick with. Boundaries help protect your health, your family’s health, and help the addict understand how their negative behaviors will not be tolerated anymore.

What Are Addiction Treatment Options?

Adults have more treatment programs to available to them than other age groups. To ensure you or your loved one enrolls in the best program research the program, tour the facility (if you are able to), and ask about the services they offer. Included in the following are some examples of the treatment options for adults:

  • Inpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Community programs/resources

Inpatient treatment is a vital resource for addicts, in that it helps manage withdrawal pain during the first stages of sobriety. Many addicts who try to detox on their own, cave and use to help alleviate some of the pain. Inpatient treatment can last for a few days to a few weeks. After inpatient treatment, the recovering addict will be recommended to enroll in outpatient treatment, which primarily consists of counseling both in individual and group settings. Outpatient treatment helps the recovering addict address their worries and concerns in a safe drug-free environment while receiving guidelines and help from others including professional therapeutic staff. Community programs are a great asset to help integrate the recovering addict back into the community with job placement, housing, and free classes to help continue their sobriety.

Opium Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to opium, please call our toll-free help line today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in any way we can. We can help answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment available. One call can change your life, so call us today.