Living with a person who is addicted to alcohol or drugs is a lonely, terrifying experience. Often, when the person is “high functioning” and manages to have a job, home, family, family members and other loved ones feel crazy…they wonder if it’s really “that bad.” You’ve tried various ways to get them to stop. Maybe you’ve tried to limit access to money, tried hiding the alcohol or stash, deleted phone numbers, called other family members, yelled, threatened to leave.
If you keep trying to get clean and sober, but it doesn’t seem to stick, it may be time to have a professional help. We’ll look at your history, your skills, assets, and challenges, and develop a plan that matches the aggressiveness of your substance abuse illness. Substance abuse is like any other illness, and it does not progress in a cookie-cutter fashion – neither does recovery. If you’ve had stops and starts, let’s skip the shame and work together to match your treatment to your needs.