It’s all fun and games untill someone get’s hurt. That is what I have always heard anyway. Looking at families that have had to go through an intervention I think it’s a true statement. An intervention doesn’t have to be just for alcohol or drug abuse. There are many things that we use that can become an abusive situation. Never meaning to go past using is usually the issue. The intention is never to hurt the ones that care about us and love us but in the end that is exactly what happens. Our pain and shame that we carry as the problems stack up keep us abusing whatever it may be – to get the kick or rush we need so we don’t think too much about the consequences of our actions.
The lie is in thinking that we can out run the consequences whatever they may be.
The positive side of things is what we learn in the process. That love is ever conquering and can save us from our past mistakes. With the learning of lessons and sharing them with others being our way of giving back. Treatment centers are working with the whole family not just the addicts because the problem is not only the addicts everyone is involved. Every family has friends outside of the family that is touched in one way or another by the processes these families endure. Al-anon is an amazing place for healing when we are ready to start taking our own responsibility for our lives. Our stories change and shape our environments and this eventually shapes the societies we live in.
Today the world is full of pain. We struggle to handle our freedoms and understand our responsibilities as we understand that one individual affects us as a whole. The youth of today are showing us in their suicide numbers that even with the ever-growing freedoms we have that they don’t feel better they feel worse. We have access to more information than ever and yet we are not more informed. The world is more open than ever and yet we are more secluded and depressed than ever before! The question is not what is the solution, maybe we should focus on where and what is the problem?
We have more people on antidepressant medicines and less counseling. Less contact and communication in our families. More free time and still we feel unsatisfied.