Addiction affects mental and physical health, finances, job productivity, and relationships. Family and friends also suffer the consequences of their loved one’s addiction. They struggle with fear, sadness, and helplessness from their loved one’s addiction. Children of parents with an addiction often feel insecure, scared, and neglected. The quality of life for children of parents with an addiction is severely impacted.

The children suffer the consequences of their parent’s addiction. Drugs and alcohol change a person’s mood and emotions. People who use drugs or alcohol can become irritable, irrational, angry, and explosive. It can also lead to verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. Children are vulnerable to a parent’s intoxicated behavior.

Addiction keeps a person fixated on getting the next high and children are neglected due to their parent’s focus on getting drugs or alcohol. The need to get high becomes a priority for a person fighting addiction.

Children need to feel nurtured, loved, get positive attention, and live in a safe, healthy environment to grow into productive members of society. When a parent suffers from addiction, the children are at higher risk of abusing substances in adolescence and early adulthood.

Drugs and alcohol affect a person’s mental and physical health. The brain becomes addicted to the substances and needs them to function. Over time, a person builds a tolerance to the substance used. Then more drugs or alcohol is needed to achieve the same pleasurable effects experienced during the first time using. When a person builds a tolerance to a substance, he or she is at high risk of an overdose or early death.

Drugs and alcohol can cause brain damage, liver failure, heart attack, stroke, and different forms of cancer. The substances can affect depression and anxiety, and increase symptoms of mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Although there is no cure for addiction, recovery is possible. Admission counselors at Cypress Lakes Lodge can get you started on your journey to recovery. If you or a loved one is fighting addiction, you are not alone. Get help today.

Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in addiction treatment and is located in a serene, remote, lush-green, oxygen enriched environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy and offers yoga and meditation for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy, sober, sustainable relationships. Call us to get started: 409-331-2204