The effects of addiction on an individual
Addiction has many destabilising effects, which are not only experienced by the addicts but also their family and friends. From depression to loneliness, many individuals become slaves to addiction, and their ability and willingness to live fulfilled lives are reduced. Some other effects that addicts may experience include:
- Changed behaviour towards family and friends
- Financial sacrifices to fund their addiction
- Health problems, e.g. chronic fatigue.
How addiction can affect family and friends
Unfortunately, addicts are not the only ones who suffer from addiction – their friends and family are also affected. The relationship between the addict and those close to them begins to deteriorate and conflict is very common.
As much as families and friends try to help that person overcome their addiction, a lot of the time it doesn’t work, causing many people to give up.
How can I get help or help a loved one who is addicted?
The Addiction Cleansing Therapy meetings are dedicated to helping addicts find a way out, as well as providing support and guidance to those wanting to help someone who is addicted. With spiritual guidance and encouraging messages of faith, these meetings will transform your life, as well as the person you want to help.
Addiction can be beaten!