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Resolutions For Addiction in Oxfordshire

Effects On Family


Drug dependency can cause damage in almost all aspect of your life including those of your family and friends. The relationships within your family may be affected, and they may be damaged beyond repair. This is because, addiction is a disease by which not only the addict is affected but nearly everyone you are in contact with is also affected, especially your family and friends.

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 Time Energy And Focus Of An Addict

A large portion of your time, energy and focus are consumed by your addiction to drugs. You spend them in making obtaining drugs and using your top priority. Since your concentration has shifted towards getting and utilising drugs, you have less quality time to be with your loved ones and colleagues. The feelings the ones close to you may feel because of your drug addiction are; anger, animosity, damage and even jealousy. You may discover that you have had a growing number of arguments with your loved ones, your relationships are starting to grow apart because you have been putting drugs ahead of your family.


Financial Stress

Drug use can actually bring about financial strain in the welfare of the very user and those of their families. You have caused your family to become penniless because you have been spending any money available to get your drugs and to fund your habit.

You can, without much of a stretch, go through hundreds and thousands of pounds on drugs in just a few days.


Using drugs will lose your job because it is almost impossible for you to function properly.


A bigger burden is created by your spouse or partner by these as they are then responsible to solely provide and care for the rest of your family, as well as for you.

Several other families have encountered a choice of closing their businesses, declaring bankruptcy, and even using up their hard-earned savings and many more just because their loved one is hooked up to drugs. Your family's well-being and health will be largely affected by your addiction to drugs on a long-term basis.


Children Being Involved

Drug dependence can bring about severe emotional harm for your youngsters. Children can experience the physical, emotional, or even sexual abuse that is a result of the drug misuse, and this will haunt them for their entire lives. The emotional and psychological abuse can remain in the lives of your kids, which cause severe impacts on their mentality, education, and personality in the long term.

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. Your children may even start to blame your drug use on themselves with such insecurity, causing further mental and emotional damage.

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

Spousal or partner physical and emotional abuse may also be caused due to your addiction. Your relationship is badly affected by this. Several close relations are severed due to drug dependency since the drug user often resort to being unfaithful by looking for other ways to satisfy themselves mostly outside of the relationship with some even making up excuses for their decisions. Even as your significant other try to understand, you still continue to manipulate their feelings going as far as rationalizing for your vicious tendencies.

It has been found that at least 75% of domestic abuse cases were brought about by the drug or alcohol dependency of 1 or both of the concerned individuals.


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Risking Your Health And Others Health

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. 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 are putting yourself and others at a great risk of contracting blood-borne diseases if you use intravenous drugs and needle share that too can transmit to your partner. These maladies that can be contracted through needle sharing can bring about you or your friends and family to turning out to be sick, conceivably executing them, creating an expanding measure of weight on your family.


Impact Of Your Drug Dependency

The impact of drug use on your immediate family can result in severed relationships or potential divorce with your husband or wife. An unstable atmosphere may be caused for your children by this, causing emotional and psychological damage. You may endure genuine financing challenges. Your well being may even start to weaken.

Drug dependency and its consequences negatively affect you and the very welfare of your family and significant ones. You can start considering getting assistance and begin your healing process not just for your sake but for your loved ones, too.