Having a drug addict daughter is tough. You taught her so many things, you taught her how to become an amazing woman, and yet you have found yourself with a child that is stealing, lying, and high at your family dinners and functions. Just know that your daughter, while she may be a drug addict, still has all the things you taught her, they are just covered up by a disease that has a strong grip on her mind and body right now. There is a way to help her, and you can get the daughter you raised back.
Drug addiction is a disease, it is one that can’t be overcome alone. It is important for you to understand this because it is going to be imperative to your daughter’s recovery that she gets the exact help she needs to overcome her drug addiction.
If you are unsure if your daughter has been using drugs or alcohol in a way that is abnormal here are some of the most common signs to look for via the Mayo Clinic:
- Problems at school. Frequently missing classes or missing school, a sudden disinterest in school or school activities, or a drop in grades may be indicators of drug use.
- Physical health issues. Lack of energy and motivation may indicate your child is using certain drugs.
- Neglected appearance. Teenagers are generally concerned about how they look. A lack of interest in clothing, grooming or looks may be a warning sign of drug use.
- Changes in behavior. Teenagers enjoy privacy, but exaggerated efforts to bar family members from entering their rooms or knowing where they go with their friends might indicate drug use. Also, drastic changes in behavior and in relationships with family and friends may be linked to drug use.
- Spending money. Sudden requests for money without a reasonable explanation for its use may be a sign of drug use. You may also discover money stolen from previously safe places at home. Items may disappear from your home because they’re being sold to support a drug habit.
Your drug addict daughter definitely needs help if she is using in this way:
- If she feels that she has to use the drug regularly — this can be daily or even several times a day
- If she fails in her attempts to stop using the drug
- Making certain that she maintains a supply of the drug
- Spending money on the drug, even though she can’t afford it
- Doing things to obtain the drug that she normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
- Feeling that she needs the drug to deal with her problems
- Driving or doing other risky activities when she’s under the influence of the drug
- Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug
If you think that your daughter may have an addiction to drugs please call us now. We can help you find the right course of action to best help her out of her addiction. We offer interventions, detox, treatment, halfway and aftercare.
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