If you are abusing and addicted to drugs or alcohol, you aren’t the only person who is suffering. Addiction is considered a complex disease, the effects of which have a lasting impact on the addict, as well as his or her loved ones. In other words, your abuse of and dependency on a substance or substances affects everyone in your life, including your parents.
Your parents want the best for you. They have worked hard all of their lives to provide for to the best of their abilities. They have provided you with shelter, nourishment, encouragement, support, and guidance. Your mom and dad are your biggest champions. Be that as it may, you may find it hard to believe that your actions can have an effect on them; however, if you are abusing and addicted to drugs or alcohol, the effects of your addiction are certainly going to impact your parents.
While the effects of addiction vary from person to person, including the loved ones of addicts, here’s a look at some of the ways that your substance abuse may be negatively impacting your mom and dad.