About 30% of admissions at Hope are from overseas: Sultanate of Oman, Dubai, USA, UK, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Maldives...
What makes them travel so far to seek recovery at Hope Trust? Especially when there are so many options in the country where they live? We explore some reasons:
Are you in a relationship with an addict? Have your attempts at helping that person failed? Do you feel powerless?
Co-dependency is a term used when one person develops unhealthy patterns due to the involvement with another person who has the disease of addiction. Some of the negative patterns that develop include enabling, denial, low self-esteem, and control issues. While these patterns don't happen overnight, most people who live with an addict for a sustained period of time, eventually fall into some of these behaviours.
It is normal for family members to believe that they cannot be okay when someone they love is sick or miserable. It is normal for them to think it would be betrayal to be alright in the midst of a beloved’s illness or discomfort. However, that is exactly what is called for in the case of familial addiction.
The Nightmare of Addiction
To call addiction a nightmare is not an exaggerated statement. Those who fall into this type of life can lose everything, and they will experience a great deal of suffering as a result. Addiction can be fairly called a nightmare because:
Read from a clinical point of view, the book Alcoholics Anonymous (the "Big Book") is an excelled diagnostic reference manual for the identification and treatment of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who with an addiction to alcohol. Members describe themselves as alcoholics trying to stay sober, helping other alcoholics become sober. Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson in 1935. Together Wilson and Smith developed the 12-step program that exists to this day.