Taking an Active Role in Helping an Addicted Person

Are you familiar with someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol? Most people know at least one. You’ve seen how pain and denial make the problem worsen unless something is done about it.

Helping someone with addiction

How to help? That can be touchy for you and the affected people. But it IS possible to help someone who doesn’t seem to want your help. If you know what to say and do, you can get them to see that they need help and that help is possible.

Remember this: when your attempts to help are rejected, it isn’t your loved one who is rejecting them, it’s the addiction that resists you. That’s the enemy, not your son, daughter or whomever your trying to help. Addiction is malignant, progressive and potentially deadly. The longer you allow it to feed the stronger it becomes. It won’t be easier tomorrow and next month could be too late.

So now is the time to begin the recovery process. It’s not easy; it can be painful and is often messy. But many thousands have gone through this process at Narconon programs over the last 50 years and enjoy the pleasure of living life freely again. It isn’t wishful thinking, it’s science. 

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Tony Bylsma

Tony Bylsma has been working for Narconon as a counselor, administrator and educator in various areas of the US for many years. In addition to helping people overcome their addictions and live drug-free lives, Tony has spoken to over six hundred thousand students, parents and professionals regarding drug abuse and effective abuse prevention. This year Tony is celebrating his 40th year of sobriety!