Secrets aren’t meant to be shared. Truth isn’t meant to be offered. Silence is instead a far greater option and you devote your days to it — ensuring that no one hears of an addiction, of the treatment you’ve been seeking. It’s to be a private affair; and there can be no value in spilling out the words, letting your family learn of what your life has become. They would be so… disappointed, and that’s an emotion you don’t wish to face.
It’s not, however, one you would be offered.
It is a common thing for recovering addicts to hide their illnesses. Families aren’t to be informed, they believe. Instead all treatments are to be maintained without admission. This is to ensure the situation isn’t burdened further by resignation and regret.
Such emotions aren’t to be anticipated, however. Families will instead rally — offering the necessary support, encouragement and relief. They will become involved with all aspects of treatment, enabling addicts to gain confidence about their decisions to enter rehab. And this is vital in ensuring the success of the process.
Rehabilitation is not an easy task. It demands diligence, patience and strong relationships. When individuals must face it alone, their chances of overcoming addiction tumble dramatically — often by 50 percent. No user is to seek out assistance without notifying his family of the decision. Loved ones can provide the unconditional support that is needed to counter the demands of therapy. It’s a balance of difficult treatments and easy love; and it’s necessary to create the proper environment for rehab.
Don’t keep your family at a distance. Choose instead to let them help. The results will be rewarding and the relief will be immediate.