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Daughter with addiction

Watching a daughter deal with addiction and feeling like you are not able to help, is both heartbreaking and can make parents feel helpless. If you believe your daughter is addicted to either drugs or alcohol, it is important to seek help from professionals who can help her overcome the addiction. Here, Port of Call offer practical advice when helping either a drug addicted or alcoholic daughter.

Daughter addicted to drugs

Does my daughter have an addiction?

Knowing the signs of alcoholism is the first step in determining the treatment. Some of the most common signs of alcoholism include:

• Anxiety
• Trembling
• Sweating
• Nausea
• Depression
• Irritability
• Fatigue
• Insomnia

It is important to note that these behaviour traits could be associated with other problems, not just alcoholism. If you have witnessed a significant change in personality, it is important you speak to her about it first to ensure she is not suffering from other problems.

How to help your daughter with addiction

Drug abuse is a devastating situation for anyone involved, especially for parents of the individual. Helping a daughter addicted to drugs or alcohol is challenging and when dealing with this sensitive situation, it is important that you do not go through the process alone. There are a number of ways to seek appropriate addiction help for your daughter going through alcoholism or a drug addiction, including an intervention and counselling.

In most cases, individuals with addiction often struggle to accept they have a problem. In cases like this, help and support will most probably not be received well and intervention may be the only solution. By addressing the problem earlier on, the addiction will be easier to treat and prevent it from getting progressively worse.

Taking action to help your daughter going through alcoholism or a drug addiction

Once you have established that your daughter needs help with overcoming her alcoholism or addiction to drugs, it is important to establish treatment as soon as possible. Port of Call can help you decide on the type of treatment, depending on the individual and their personal circumstances.

Port of Call is here to provide help for the families of those addicted to drugs or alcohol and will, therefore, help you carry out an intervention with your loved one. Contact us today by emailing help@portofcall.com and one of our addiction specialists, who have been there themselves, will be able to help you with your next steps. Alternatively, call us for free on 0800 002 9010.

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