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How getting treatment and rehabilitation can improve your social relationships
A guide by Karen Corcoran Walsh
Addiction, depression, and substance abuse, these are problems that can tremendously affect the social life of an individual. It is quite common for alcoholics to be estranged from their family and friends because of their unsolicited behavior.
Family therapist Karen Corcoran Walsh spoke about how drug addiction can drain family members of the victim(s) psychologically, emotionally, and physically. There are many similar instances that have caused other people to be in extreme pain or sadness, hence we can consider the lack of support for these problems invasive and causing a domino effect.
Which is why people who’re suffering from these should seek immediate help to mitigate and prevent the people around them from suffering the same, or worse problems. Here are some ways getting treatment and rehabilitation can help mend or protect your social relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.
Providing care for yourself is congruent to showing affection for your loved ones
When a family member undergoes an emotional trauma and engages in practices that require intervention, their family becomes worried about their health and well-being. Most would probably show their concern by initiating a conversation, but the result or action taken by the victim is what would resolve the situation.
By seeking help from trained professionals and licensed therapists, you show to your family members that you carefully listen to the advice and adhere to them. This would mean that you place their words close to your heart and that you understand that they mean well for you.
Seeking help is equal to finding the problem within you that is causing unrest
Imagine yourself as a person who indulges in practices or substances that would suggest addiction or abuse. Even though you are not in full control of yourself and lose slight rationality, you may perchance notice that your social surroundings are not what they usually seem.
This strange occurrence or change could be a result of and act or behavior as a catalyst. If you are unsure whether the changes that occurred might have occurred because of you or you are unaware of your own actions, it is a good idea to consult with a physician and get yourself diagnosed. This way, you can change your negative behavior and be a better version of yourself.
People look up to those who acknowledge that there is a problem within themselves
People who conquered their own inner demons wear a nonexistent badge of honor amongst those who know of them. There are many drug addicts who have successfully rid themselves of their addiction and have become inspirational and motivational speakers for the others who have yet to find themselves. People look up to these kinds of individuals, and the same could be said for those who have yet to take the first step.
If you think that you are suffering from a similar circumstance, gather your courage and be a person that others can look up to. If you cannot find a change within yourself, be the change you want to be for everyone.