This post is very personal. But I would like to provide a message of hope and proactive determination for those women who need support or just the right information now.
About twenty years ago, I had a wonderful friend Mirabella (I changed the real name of this person). We were doing things together, traveling, going to the beach, shopping, spending time together with our families. Friendship was the best thing we had.
Then one day, Tom, her husband came and shared his concerns about Mirabella. The facts were that she was drinking and drinking heavily, hiding the liquor bottles in places that were not designed for that and finding any excuse to be left alone.
My time with my friend started to be limited due to her excuses she couldn’t meet that day. I didn’t know how to help or how to start a conversation with her. And it was tearing me apart.
Tom offered a solution of doing an intervention. After education and preparation for this event, it was done. The evil problem was confronted and dealt with. But at the end I lost my friend.
Mirabella and I remained on speaking terms for some time, but eventually our communication dissipated and ended. I think about it frequently. What could have been done differently, so that the relationships could have been saved while in the process of helping my friend?
Today, there are many quality professional centers that specialize in alcohol or drugs treatment. What really sets them apart from any other institutions is their gentle way of helping both the people with the addiction problem and those close to them to go through the whole process of admitting that there’s a problem and then treating it effectively.
If you personally know someone who needs help in addressing alcohol or drug addition, summon up the quality drug abuse rehab center to your immediate support.
One of the best places to turn for help and consultation is Bradford Health Services. They offer different programs for various stages of addiction with their Extended Care Program featuring:
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Individualized Treatment Planning
- Yoga Classes and Gym
Also, Bradford Health Services offers specialized programs for Athletes, Military Personnel, Legal Professionals, and First Responders Professionals. These programs are super customized.
What’s more important – all of that is very affordable. You won’t get bankrupt or lose your house in order to help the loved one to go through the program with the Bradford Health Services. And this is not a small issue.
From where I am in my life now, I think I could have made better choices to help my friend Mirabella with her addiction, and at the same time to save my friendship with her.
The rear view mirror reflection helps me in the now, not then.
The Bradford Health Services can actually help someone Today – 888-577-0012.
Disclosure: This post was written per request from Bradford Health Services, and I was compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.