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Effects On Family


Drug dependency can cause damage in almost all aspect of your life including those of your family and friends. Your family dynamics may be greatly affected, causing damage that cannot be easily repaired. This is on account of, compulsion is an illness that does not just influence the someone who is addicted themselves, it influences almost everybody you are in contact with, particularly your family and companions.

The serious result of drug abuse is that it badly affects your personal relationships which may be impossible to repair, however, it does not reflect on your deeds, selections and their ramifications.


The Focus Time And Energy Of An Addict

Your dependence on medications has devoured a huge segment of your time, vitality and centre, making acquiring medications and utilizing your top need. You have barely any time left to spend with your loved ones because you are solely focused on getting and taking drugs. You are actually allowing your loved ones to have nothing but negative emotions towards your drug dependency like anger, animosity, pain as well as distrust. When you place drugs in front of your family members then your relationships with them will be shattered, and day by day your arguments increases.


Financial Worries

Family members and the addict themselves may get a lot of financial issues in their lives because of the addiction. You have been trying to get your hands on more drugs by spending any money you can, funding your habit and causing your family to go broke.

In a short binge or just one day, you can quite easily spend hundreds or thousands of pounds to pay for your drug habit.


Your dependency for drugs has become so habitual that it has greatly impacted your professional responsibilities which even resulted to your termination.


This has emerged then as an liability for your partner who would then need to compensate everything to still be able to give and provide for you and the family's the necessities.

Far too many families have gone through the decision of foreclosure, bankruptcy, losing their life's savings, retirement savings and so on due to their loved one's addiction. The welfare and well-being of your family are greatly affected by your drug addiction on a long term basis.


When Children Are Involved

Drug dependency can bring about emotional trauma even to your children. Your drug misuse may make you distinctly violent, emotionally abusive, or possible sexually abusive towards your children, thus resulting in permanent damage to them. Several children of drug users undergo lifelong psychological and emotional trauma which eventually has grave consequences on several aspects of their lives like social interaction, their academics and their way of thinking.

Your children lose respect for you due to your drug use as you are no longer reliable for them, hurting yourself and them. Similarly, the nonexistence of any rules and regulations in your home can easily cause your children to lead the same lifestyle as yours in an attempt to get away from the harsh reality they've experienced. And moreover, their mental and emotional health becomes shattered and they start to blame themselves for you drug abuse.

The results shows that the average of 50-80% of youngsters are being abused and abandoned when their parents, or parent, are using drugs or alcohol.


Your Spouse Or Partner Also Suffers

Drug abuse can easily result in partner or domestic abuse affecting them both in emotional or physical aspects. This can damagingly affect your relationship. Many of the relationships that suffer due to drug addiction can result in seeking other forms of satisfaction, or cheating by the addicted person, who then makes excuses for their actions. Your partner may legitimise your behaviour but this is only excuses and manipulation on your part which you believe justifies your behaviour.

An expected 75% of abusive behaviour at home occurrences happen as an aftereffect of at least one of the people included having utilized medications or alcohol.


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Endangering Your Health And Those Of Your Loved Ones

Because drugs can alter your judgement, you may be inclined to participate in dangerous sexual behaviour which can result in the increase of the chances of getting sexually transmitted diseases. When you have an accomplice or life partner back home you are then putting their well being at danger of getting these STD's.

You can be the cause of transmitting to your partner the contracting blood borne diseases if you utilize intravenous drugs and needle share, thus risking yourself too. You along with your loved ones can become ill, experience greater stress and burden or death may occur because of the dangerous diseases that are transferred through needle sharing.


Effects And Your Addiction

The impacts of medications on your family may prompt to division or separation with your companion or accomplice. An unstable atmosphere may be caused for your children by this, causing emotional and psychological damage. You may experience financial issues. Your health may even start to deteriorate.

Drug dependency and its consequences negatively affect you and the very welfare of your family and significant ones. It is time to look for help and start your recovery, not only for yourself but for the family as well.