Parents, wives and husbands often fear their loved one when they get drunk or high. They become an entirely different person and often start fights, abusive language and outrageous behavior. It is scary to imagine your life being lived with such a person. When a man or woman becomes addicted, they no longer act like themselves. The sweet, loving person that you once cared for has now become a monster in your face. There is nothing worse than feeling like there is no hope when your loved one is out of control.
Addicts often know that they have a problem, but don’t want to get help for it. Getting sober takes time, commitment and responsibility. Most addicts want to live a carefree life of doing whatever they feel like. They often see getting high as being the only form of happiness. They will often steal from their family members and friends just to get the drug. Addicts often lose a sense of themselves.
An author by the name of Julie Myerson claimed that her son had become violent to her while he was addicted to drugs. Her sweet, loving son named Jake turned into something that she did not expect. He once hit her so hard that she ended up going to the hospital. If that was not bad enough, she found out that he was teaching his younger brother how to use drugs. In case you want to read her book, it is entitled, “The Lost Child.”
A story like Julies is not uncommon now a days. Many parents are at a loss of words when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction. A parent may often wonder where they went wrong. They may often try and blame themselves. It is important that you don’t blame your child’s addiction on yourself. Instead, understand how addiction works and what you must do in order to help them. For starters, stop enabling your child. Don’t give them money for drugs and alcohol when you know in your heart that they are not using it for food. Many teenagers and young adults will constantly ask their parent for $20.00 in order to get high. Parents often know when their child is using drugs and will often enable them out of guilt.
Drugs like PCP often cause someone to become violent. Many police officers have trouble arresting people that are on PCP because of their strong surge to become violent during an arrest.
An article published by Time.com entitled, “Top Ten Legal Drugs Linked to Violence” listed 10 drugs linked to violence. Some of these drugs that they listed in their article were: Desvenlafaxine, Venlafaxine, Fluvoxamine, Triazolam, Atomoxetine, Mefoquine, Amphetamines, Paroxetine, Fluoxetine and Varenicline.
Other drugs like marijuana are known to relax an individual rather than making them aggressive towards family, friends and law enforcement. It is important to remember that drugs react to people differently. Some alcoholics say that they become violent when they are drinking and others say that they simply find it easier to sleep and function in everyday life. Everyone has a different reaction to drug use.