Supporting a Loved One With An Addiction: Tip 4

When a loved one is facing an addiction, the emotional whirlwind can be intense. It’s normal for people in this situation to move rapidly between different emotions in response to changing circumstances. 

There may be times of hopelessness, when it feels like the loved one will never change. At other times, hope shines through, such as if the loved one makes a promise to change or seems to be making efforts to stop abusing substances.

Holding onto hope when a loved one is struggling with addiction is a challenging task, especially because it’s not possible to know what the future holds. However, hope can take many forms in the context of a loved one facing an addiction. 

Read more on holding onto hope in the face of an uncertain future.