In family groups like Al-Anon or Nar-Anon, we discover that we are not alone. Other families understand the pain that we experience when a loved one is in active addiction.
We cannot force our addicted loved ones to change. All we can give them is our love and support, but we need support, and that comes in the form of support groups.
Addiction takes the healthiest parts of love and smashes it into worry, hopelessness, and helplessness. These feelings make us feel as if we are living in hell, but we are not alone, there are so many others who are suffering just like us.
We cannot isolate ourselves. We must find other families who understand our pain, powerlessness, and heartache. Reach out our hand and trust that someone will reach back. Accept help from others who understand our suffering.