Loving an addict can be incredibly difficult. Whether you are the parent, spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, roommate or best friend of someone that is struggling with an addiction, there are days where you may question why you are still hanging around. The truth is that your loved one struggling with any form of substance abuse needs you. In the same way that you encourage this individual to beat this addiction but there is a fine line between being supportive and enabling, Laurie Grengs and her staff at The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy in Minnesota are here to encourage, direct and support you!
Loving and trying to help someone that is struggling with addiction can often times cause you to become addicted to trying to fix the individual. Supporting an addict can quickly cause you to feel worn down, emotionally drained and can even have a negative effect on your health. Fond memories that you hold onto before this person became an addict and hope that they will recover are what keep you going through the tough times. Drug addiction can create animosity between individuals, can cause fear of things such as an early death or jail time, and can break families apart. As a licensed psychologist for over 35 years, Laurie Grengs and her staff are committed to being your support staff to help you stay positive and motivated throughout this struggle.
Help Develop Boundaries when Loving an Addict
If you feel like you are at the boiling point when it comes to supporting an addict, take a step back and consult with our staff. We have a large amount of resources designed to help loved ones who are struggling to support an addict. We can schedule one on one sessions to let you vent and receive the tools to stay motivated with supporting your loved one. Open Monday through Friday from 8am-9pm, Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Sunday from 1pm-5pm, there is sure to be a time to meet with us that fits your schedule.
Loving an addict can be extremely stressful, draining and frustrating. The support that you provide, however, may be the key part of the individual’s sobriety that he or she needs to overcome this addiction. If you live in Minnesota and feel like you are wearing down from serving as an addict’s support system, team up with The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy today! Give us a call at (763) 572-2326 to learn more about how we can support you while you support an addict.