We define drug abuse the act of misusing drugs. It could mean and taking more than the recommended dose of over the counter drugs. At the same time we have the use of the illegal drugs such as bhang, heroin, cocaine and excessive taking of alcohol that leads to addiction. Drugs are very dangerous and alter the neurological system of the abuser. The normal way that their body functions is also affected. Here are ways that we recommend when it comes to dealing with drug abuse and addiction.
As a parent, if you have noted that your child is misusing drugs it is important to talk to them and treat them with love. One way which we recommend to get your child out of it is by involving them in other activities an example sports, church events and novel reading. This limits their time and the chances of their mind being idle are lower.
Digging deeper into what could have been the cause of them opting drugs is also important. You may find that they may not open up well with you and hence the need to hire a counselor. Our counselors are trained to deal with such issues and will have more skills to advise them to stop drugs and reason with them on the disadvantages. Most teens do drugs under the influence of friends and therefore the need of you to control their movement and also who they hang out with.
You could also lay down guide lines and set rules and regulations that will be used in your house. It would be good to involve them when making rules as this makes them see reason. That way they will not see them as punishment. You should also consider the rules that you make not to be too harsh on them making it hard for them to follow.
Changing the environment for sometime is another very important way that could be of great help to them. You could take them for a holiday or even visiting relatives. This way you will be able to keep them away from the peddlers and also from the company of their friends. A new place could also help them think straight.
Keeping them company during your free time could also be very helpful. At such moments you would talk to them about different aspects of life. You would be in a position to convince them that if they stopped doing drugs there is a second chance. This would also create some time for them to express themselves on their view of life, and what is their long time goal. Your duty would then to be supportive to them to meet their goal in life.
The diet is also another important point put into consideration. Most people when they become addicts they hardly eat and if they do they do not care about the diet being balanced. To replace the energy they were getting from drugs then they need food that would give them strength. You could also show them an optional food that they would turn to taking instead of drugs.