Spiritual River Releases Re-styled Infographic for Addicts' Loved Ones

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"How to Help an Addict" infographic provides those closest to addicts with information needed to help addicts realize their addiction and lead them towards seeking treatment.

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Spiritual River (http://www.spiritualriver.com), drug and alcohol addiction treatment website, has launched its revamped infographic titled "How to Help an Addict: A Visual Guide" now available for vewing on their “Addiction Treatment” page. This colorful infographic serves as a guide to family, friends, colleagues, or other affiliates, who wish to take the steps towards helping an addict through their addiction and recovery.

While addiction may seem like a solitary experience, individuals struggling from drug and alcohol abuse are not the only ones suffering from the consequences of addiction. Oftentimes, individuals may not realize that their addiction to drugs and alcohol hurts not just themselves, but their loved ones. Other times, they are aware of the effect that their abuse has on others, however the pull of addiction may be too powerful to stop. In either case, loved ones should be prepared with the proper words, actions, and resources to interact with and help addicts, easing them towards treatment.

The newly-styled infographic consists of a short yet succinct list of strategies providing the tools for loved ones to learn more about addiction, so they can empathize with the struggles and show their caring through addiction and recovery. For example, the infographic encourages attending Al-Anon meetings to exchange and receive support from peers going through similar situations with addicts and discourages judgment and threatening tones towards addicts, all with the ultimate goal of getting the addict the help they need.

The infographic was initially created to assist loved ones in their second-hand journey, illustrating that they no longer need to stand on the sidelines of addiction and watch the person they love deteriorate due to drug and alcohol abuse. Overall, the updated infographic advocates for loved ones to be there for the addict to the best of their ability, to be involved without getting caught up in the “chaos” caused by addiction.

Based in Florida, Spiritual River aims to inform struggling addicts and their loved ones with articles related to drug and alcohol treatment. Through multiple perspectives, they advise viewers on the ins and outs of addiction and treatment in the hopes of encouraging treatment and living a healthy lifestyle free from addiction.

To view this infographic, please visit http://www.spiritualriver.com/how-to-help-an-addict-a-visual-guide/.

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