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How to Deal with Your Child’s Drug Addiction

How to Deal with Your Child’s Drug Addiction

by: Dr. Ruby Ahuja
Consultant - Clinical Psychologists Paras Bliss, Panchkula

If your child is struggling with drug abuse, you may feel sad, confused, and unsure where to look for help. It is important to keep in mind certain aspects that can make you sure that you are taking the right steps to secure your child’s future and the health of your family. It is an important time for you as your child needs attention, control and a strict attitude to get their life back on track.

Following are the tips that can help you deal with your child’s drug addiction:

  1. Offer assistance and support only to your child that will move your child towards a better life.

Do not give unnecessary money to your child that can take your child further down. However, if you feel that you child will spend all the money on drugs etc. then it is advised you to buy her a bag of groceries instead of giving her cash.

  1. Realise your child that it was their choices not yours that placed them in such type of circumstances.

The best way to let you child know about it is Interventions. Interventions can be effective when you let your child know that their bad behaviour affects everyone in the entire family and in his or her social and professional constellations, as well. One of the most important aspects of an intervention is that it is one of the family’s steps towards health, it is a sign that a family is moving into the recovery process.

  1. Love your child but remember that loving your child does not mean enabling your child.

It means holding him accountable for his or her behaviour and refusing to allow him or her power to demolish the family. Do not assume that you can rescue your child easily that is simply not possible and you need to make lots of attempts to do so. Only then you can rescue you child from drug addiction and abuse.

  1. Don’t fall into their trap.

If your teenager is struggling with addiction, he or she will often use cunning tactics to secure and use more of the substance, regardless of the negative outcomes for themselves or others. You can combat this by working to strengthen and rebuild the relationship with your child. The best way to accomplish this is through open and positive communication. Good communication always helps you to catch problems early and react in appropriate ways.

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