7Cs: What Families Need to Know About SUD
Have you been looking for answers about SUD and information you find online are just incomplete?
You wanted to know your options and how you can talk your loved one to go for treatments. How long is the recovery process going to take? These and so many other questions plagued you daily and are costing you your peace of mind.
You don’t have to be kept in the dark about SUD and how it affects your family.
The 7Cs: What Families Need to Know webinar will help you find the answers.
Millions of Americans are dependent on alcohol or drugs. All of them belong to a family, so if you have a loved one suffering from SUD, you are not alone. Most of the time, you may feel like you contributed to their use disorder and you live with the guilt every day. You also constantly wonder what has caused them to use a substance in a dangerous manner.
If your family member with SUD is in treatment, this is a good sign and is a very significant step in the right direction. People dependent on alcohol or drugs can and do recover. Let’s dig more on what substance abuse is.
What is substance abuse?
Dependence on drugs or on alcohol is known as substance abuse. These are complex problems. People suffering from these disorders were once thought to be low on morale or have character defects that a lot of people still believe in till today.
But in recent years, scientists and medical researchers and practitioners now consider this as a chronic or long-term illness just like diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure. Most people can drink alcohol at a certain level and can take drugs without any problem. However, there are others who develop a substance use disorder, the compulsive and dangerous use of drugs or alcohol.
Some people are susceptible to substance abuse while some are not
Substance use disorder is an illness that can affect anyone. It can happen to the rich, poor, knows no gender, race, ethnicity, or age. It really does not discriminate. No one really knows the cause, but mostly, the chance of developing substance use disorder is determined partly on genetics which can be passed down to members of the family.
Environment, stress level and psychological traits also play significant roles contributing to alcohol and drug use.
What symptoms to look out for
While there are a lot of symptoms of substance abuse, some can be visual such as changes in physical appearance. Most often, you will only notice the symptoms when you are aware of what these symptoms are because most of these are changes in behavior.
What are these symptoms to look out for? Are these symptoms easily recognizable? How would you assess their behavioral changes to suggest a treatment to your loved one?
Substance Abuse Treatment
Other people think that there is no cure for substance abuse because it is categorized as a chronic disease, but substance use disorder is treatable. Undergoing treatment can help people with SUD accept, manage and live with their illness. What treatments are available for your loved one and family?
The BALM® 7 C’s Webinar
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The BALM® 7 C’s: What Families Need to Know Webinar dig deeper into the causes, treatments and what families need to know about SUD. You will finally have the answers to all the questions you have in your mind regarding SUD. This webinar will focus on how you can help your loved one and how you can face the challenges as a family. You will learn how to communicate effectively without judgement, contribute to their recovery and connect lovingly with them.
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