Having a parent who has a problem with alcohol abuse can be extremely difficult, especially at a young age. Growing up with parents who are alcoholics can cause many issues for children, including anxiety and depression. It is important to remember that alcoholics suffer from the disease of addiction, and it is an illness, not a choice.
It is difficult to understand how someone who has responsibilities such as a family and career can consume alcohol the way that they do. Alcoholism has the power to tear apart families and put one's job in jeopardy. The alcoholic is not in the right state of mind and can often become moody or irrational, making them seem selfish and inconsiderate of the people around them. Sometimes the disease of addiction can cause the person to become aggressive and difficult to be around.
Addiction can cause an alcoholic to prioritize their drinking above everything else. Alcoholism triggers a mental obsession that makes the individual believe that they cannot be well unless they are drinking, and their body develops a physical craving for more that makes it impossible for them to moderate how much they consume. You may feel ashamed, embarrassed and alone due to your family's situation, but our rehabilitation services can offer hope.
If you have a loved one who is suffering from the disease of addiction and you have confronted them at some point, you know that this can be a touchy situation, causing the person to get extremely defensive. Sometimes it is necessary for an intervention to take place in which the alcoholic's loved ones sit them down and explain that although they care about the person immensely, they can no longer be in their lives unless they seek help.
Do you have a parent that has a problem with drinking? We can help you find the right rehab facility; call Alcohol Treatment Centers Baltimore today at (443) 703-1613.