Effects On Family
Destruction in all areas of your life may be caused due to drug addiction as well as the lives of your loved ones. Your family dynamics may be greatly affected, causing damage that cannot be easily repaired. This is because, the disease of addiction affects everyone that you come close to, especially loved ones, as well as the addict themselves.
While being too engrossed with drugs, you don't have any opportunity to think about the consequences of your decisions and this is precisely why this bring about damage and problems in your individual relations which can be hard to fix.
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 kept such a solid concentrate on acquiring and utilizing drugs that it has left little time to go through with your family and companions. The result of this is that your loved ones feel hurt, jealous, resentful, and bitter towards your drug use. 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.
Family members and the addict themselves may get a lot of financial issues in their lives because of the addiction. Because of this habit you have been wasting your money on drugs and causing your family to lose everything.
You keep spending money, hundreds of pounds in just a few days on drugs.
Your dependency for drugs has become so habitual that it has greatly impacted your professional responsibilities which even resulted to your termination.
This will directly increase the responsibilities and duties of your partner to care and manage you and the whole family.
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. Your drug dependency has definitely impacted your family's health and comfort, one which they endure for a long time.
Children Being Involved
Severe emotional damages may be caused for you children by drug addiction. 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. Your own child may follow you down the same route because the home life may be lacking rules and structure, so they escape from the pain in their life. Extensive emotional and mental problems may occur if your child feels insecure, thus blaming themselves for your own drug abuse.
According to government studies, an estimate of 50-80% of neglect incidents and child abuse are the outcome of the parent (or parents) being involved with drugs or alcohol.
Impact On Your Spouse And Significant Other As Well
Your drug habit can also bring harm to your partner or spouse; emotional and mental. This may even have damaging consequences on your relations. This will lead to your partner to find some other comfort in the form of cheating, or they look for different relationships and find comfort. Your partner may legitimise your behaviour but this is only excuses and manipulation on your part which you believe justifies your behaviour.
It is approximated that 75% of domestic violence cases are drug or alcohol fuelled by at least one of the individuals.
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Risking Your Health And The Health Of Others
Since drugs can damage your thinking pattern, this can lead you to get involved in unsafe sexual encounters which increases your possibility of acquiring STD's. You are putting the health of your partner or spouse at risk of contracting 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.
Your Addiction And The Effects
You may soon become separated or divorced from your partner or spouse because of the effects of the drugs. An unstable atmosphere may be caused for your children by this, causing emotional and psychological damage. Financial issues may become a serious problem that you suffer. Your health may even start to deteriorate.
The effect of medication habit is just bringing on harm in your life and the lives of your friends and family. It is time to look for help and start your recovery, not only for yourself but for the family as well.