Hold On , Pain Ends ! Alcohol and Drug Detox

Addiction Blog

The #holdonpainends is a resource for all things related to substance abuse, treatment and mental health: The goal being to increase awareness and available information for the community effected by addiction. Our blog is designed and organized to educate those looking to learn more about the effects of various drugs and potential treatment options, for yourself or loved ones. At HOPE we strongly believe that knowledge is the first step towards a life free from addiction and our blog is the product of that belief.


Is Drug detox and Addiction Hereditary?

Many people who find themselves in the throes of addiction wonder if it is their fault that they allowed substance abuse to get so far. The truth is that some people can be more prone to addictive behaviors and physical addictions to certain substances due to hereditary genetics.

For example, various studies have concluded that alcohol addiction can be more likely among people who have members in their family who are also struggling with alcohol abuse. Hereditary factors are not the only ways that people become addicting to a substance, but they can play a negative role.

How do You Talk to Someone About Their Addiction?

Often, people who come to Vita Recovery for help are not addicted to drugs themselves but know a loved one who is. It might be up to them to convince that person to seek our assistance and support, so they need to know how to talk to that person first. Talking to someone about their addiction is never easy, partly because everyone’s reasons for becoming addicted are unique.

Overall, though, you should remain positive, encourage them to seek treatment, avoid accusations, and create realistic goals for their recovery path. For example, you could see if they will agree to at least talk to our drug addiction recovery team on the phone.

What Does “Codependent” Mean?

Someone is codependent when they rely on another person to make them feel fulfilled or make day-to-day decisions. In terms of drug addiction, a user can be codependent if their addiction has effectively crippled their decision-making abilities, so they are entirely reliant on a loved one to care for them, even if they don’t realize it.

Oppositely, people can become codependent on the feeling of being needed by someone with an addiction problem, so they might subconsciously do things that further that addiction.