Preventing and addressing addiction in the family is a learning process. We all have different perspectives and ideas of what addiction is from what we read online or see in the news. The following opioid addiction ebook is designed to be printed, downloaded, and read at your convenience. Our free ebooks are meant to offer guidance and insight into the world of addiction and the recovery process in our ongoing efforts to support family members of those struggling with addiction.
There’s an enormous amount of information related to opioid addiction. If we were to cover absolutely everything related to addiction, this book would have millions of pages. Instead, we’re focusing on critical elements that most parents and family members need to understand and know about addiction.
In this first edition of our opioid addiction ebook, you’ll find:
- What are opioids?
- Understanding the opioid crisis
- How can I protect my child?
- What I do if my child is already misusing opioids?
- Understanding the opioid addiction treatment plan
In addition, you’ll find quizzes, short assessments, and guidelines that will help you rule out a substance use disorder.
Who Should Download This eBook?
This book is primarily intended for parents who fear their child is misusing opioids or other medications. However, anyone with a family member or close friend struggling with addiction can find this book’s contents helpful.
It’s important to note that this book is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. This is meant to be used as an educational tool that helps people understand addiction and its consequences more comprehensively. It includes information on how to help your loved one, keep your home safe, and how to seek help for addiction.
Finally, we know that if your loved one is actively using drugs, you may feel hopeless, saddened, and lost. We want you to know you’re not alone in this struggle.
What Can My Next Steps Be?
If, after downloading this ebook, you feel confident your loved one is struggling with addiction, please know you’re not alone. We’re here to help you understand what to do next.
First, we recommend that you reach out to one of our addiction support specialists to see what your next steps could be. To some, this might be staging an intervention with a therapist present to help your loved one agree to treatment on their terms. For others, it means you have to see if there’s a possibility to check your loved one into rehab.
Finally, others might not help their loved ones yet, but they still need to help themselves. So, we always encourage people to attend support groups for families of addicts. Seeking therapy for yourself can also help ensure you’re taking care of your mental and physical wellbeing. This will help you be strong and ready for when your loved one feels willing to seek help.
So, if you have any questions, we invite you to call us at (866) 308-2090 at any time to speak with our caring admission specialists. We’ll listen carefully (and confidentially) to your questions, needs, and concerns. Together, we can help your loved one start the journey to recovery. Remember, addiction is a life-threatening disease, so every second count.