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Educational Resources

The resources below provide a look into the impact that Substance Abuse Disorders have on both the individual and the family.

How Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Affects the Family - Reach Recovery
Reach Recovery

How Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Affects the Family - Reach Recovery

Substance Abuse Recovery by Reach Recovery can be found at Substance abuse and alcoholism affects the family. ✔️🔔 SUBSCRIBE NOW: ✔️💬 ONLINE ON-DEMAND COUNSELING: ✔️🎗️ DONATE: There is a common misconception that substance abusers believe. They often think "I am only hurting myself." This is not a true belief. In fact, dependency upon chemicals causes one to behave in ways that hurt the people closest to them. It: 1- Dominates the user's thoughts and priorities. 2- Occupies the user's time, money, and attention. 3- Deteriorates the user's values and behavior. All of these changes directly affect the whole family and has a negative impact on the family. What impact does this behavior have on the family? It creates constant unpredictability. Family members struggle to adapt to the unstable ways of the user: 1- The non-user begins to develop emotional and physical problems. 2- Family member becomes filled with anger, guilt, shame, hurt, fear, and loneliness. 3- They can suffer from rejection, abandonment, and other forms of abuse. What's really at stake for the families of substance abuse or alcoholism? Unfortunately, this is a lose/lose situation for everyone. Healthy family relationships are lost. 1- Lack of trust -- brief periods of sobriety do little to lesser tension since the family has learned not to rely upon the addicts promise. 2- Inability to communicate effectively -- families have learned by trial and error not to talk about problems, and their experience with substance abusers and alcoholics have proven to lead to more fights and arguments. 3- Inappropriate coping skills -- the family has lost the ability to deal with emotions in a healthy way. As addiction progresses, family tension & hopelessness increases. Love becomes confounded by feelings of hatred, eventually finding themselves unable to separate the person from the problem. Can families take back what was lost? Certainly, families can win in these situations, but it will take work and time. As we've talked about, the natural course for families in these situations is for families to revolve around the chemically addicted, giving them all the attention. The chemically addicted revolves their life around the chemical. The focus of both the user and non-user in the family is wrong. The family member has relinquished control of their lives to the user. In order to stop this cycle, the family members must regain control of their own lives! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: ✔️ SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: 👉 ✔️ ON-DEMAND ONLINE COUNSELING: 👉 ✔️ DONATE: 👉 #substanceabuse #drugaddiction #chemicaladdiction #alcoholism #alcoholic #relapseprevention #betterhelp #onlinetherapy #onlinecounseling Disclaimer: This information is provided by Reach Recovery, a US registered 501(c)3 non-profit Christian ministry. We are NOT DOCTORS or licensed addiction counselors. We are commissioned Christian ministers, with a staff member who holds a Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling. Additionally, we are members of the American Association of Christian Counselors ( where we uphold their code of ethics. The content in these videos are informational, educational, and aim to raise awareness as well as provide hope and encouragement to individuals and their family members battling drug and alcohol dependencies. We cannot guarantee or promise you that you’ll stop drinking or stop abusing substances as we don’t know you or the effort that you will apply. We are not responsible for how or if you will even decide to use this information. The information within these videos are provided as a resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. Please seek professional help when needed because this is not to be used as a substitute when professional diagnosis or treatment.
Psychology of Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse Disorder, Causes & Solutions

Psychology of Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse Disorder, Causes & Solutions

♥ Help Support This Channel @ 130+ Exclusive Videos @ ↓ Follow Me! Social Media Links Below ↓ Psychology of Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse Disorder, Causes & Solutions IN this video psychiatrist Dr. Colin Ross, M.D. discusses the psychiatric diagnosis of Substance Abuse Disorder and discusses its treatments, underlying causes and diagnostic criteria. Visit Dr. Ross' website at; Full List of Dr. Colin Ross Videos; Follow our Social Media Related Videos Is Alcoholism a Disease or Genetic? Alcohol Abuse & Mental Health Power of Placebo Effect Explained. Is It Real? The Truth Talks Colin Ross & Corrina Rachel Why Mental Health Diagnoses Change, Psychiatrists Dr. Colin Ross & Corrina Rachel The Truth Talks Official Corrina Rachel Psychetruth Playlist Featuring Corrina Rachel © Copyright 2015 Target Public Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. #Psychetruth #WellnessPlus
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