Why Do I Need Support? I Can Do Family Recovery By Myself!
Most people, confronted by a loved one’s struggles with SUD or other use disorders, find themselves at turns upset, angry, lost, hurt, confused. They are worried about their loved one, angry about how the use disorder is affecting the family, and not sure where to turn.
After awhile, the chaotic nature of the behavior that so astonished them in the beginning becomes ‘just how things are’ and for many families, as disappointing as things are, it just becomes ‘the new normal.’
It’s kind of like the story of the frog lying in water that comes to a slow boil. If the temp doesn’t go up fast, the frog may not even notice that he is boiling to death. If it does heat up really fast, he may be able to jump out to safety quickly.
So, how is it in your family?
Is your loved one’s behavior still upsetting to you, enough so that you are willing to do whatever it takes to get the help you need to handle it more effectively?
Or, has it been going on so long now that you simply work around it?
This week’s BALM Principle, #8, is “Getting Support will Greatly Affect Your Recovery.”
Without support, most of us are on that slow boil til a crisis hits and sometimes, it feels like it is too late.
In the BALM we say, “As long as there is life there is hope.”
If your loved one is still alive, there is hope for them. If you are still alive there is hope for you.
The Lesson 8 class will happen this Wednesday evening on the Daily BALM. If you are not yet in the BALM, you can start your support journey here.
You DON’T have to go it alone. The BALM is solution focused family recovery and it is designed to help your family get your lives back as you learn how to help your loved one get theirs back too!
Be A Loving Mirror!