Dependents and Co-dependents

Posted by Jeff | Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Those suffering from drug dependence sometimes use their own money, but when they run out, resort to getting an easy cash advance at the beginning of their addiction. Others who feel that they can still manage their addiction, especially those with regular income, resort to payday loans and try to hide the transactions so their loved ones won’t be able to trace their deals. Some sell items at home and also stuff around their house that are not necessarily theirs, just so they could support their habit. Either they get into too much debt or start to steal from others.

Those in the family or those around can sometimes become co-dependents, too. They don’t necessarily have to or usually approve of the habit, but many times they don’t do anything significant enough to effect change. They may feel that the addiction is still manageable and try to take steps to manage their problem.

But the best way to deal with addiction at home is to seek help. Admitting there is a problem is the first step to recovery. There are churches, professionals and support groups that these drug dependents and co-dependents can contact to assist them in their time of crisis. All they need to do first is ask help.