There is unfortunately shame attached to
to addiction. Whether it’s someone in your family or again the addict
himself, that shame needs to be taken away. Everybody started seeing things or
having suspicions and it was ignored until it couldn’t be ignored anymore. You know, talk to
them you don’t have to come with pointing a finger. Come with your heart,
lead with your heart. You know, hey man I see you and things are looking like
they’re, you know kind of going out of control, how can I help you? swimming and athletic and you know all
that, but then they have another life. You know, you don’t want to tell your
neighbors. You don’t want to tell your minister or…You know they’re…they’re
deadlocked like, this is our big family secret… but you can’t keep it a secret.
You’ve got to seek help. Keep reaching for that person. Keep reaching out to your
community. Keep reaching out to services. It’s important for the family member not
to give up. It’s important to be there. When and if it hits your home, you
will think that you never thought that it could happen to you.
One of the most important things is that again, there is hope for people. It is a
family issue if you go on the journey with them together, and there can be
positive results. And that there is hope. There is hope.