There are a lot of books about the childhood trauma of children who have alcoholic parents. It’s an entire identity and experience set that leads children of alcoholics to suffer from the same sickness they’ve seen at home all of their lives. When a parent ceases to be a caregiver and doesn’t access the rehabilitation he / she needs, it is often the child that takes on all of the responsibilities that would normally would be addressed by professionals at a Dual diagnosis drug rehab facility.
At best, the lessons of alcoholism and families who suffer from the effects of this highly pervasive addiction, can provide insight to those coming to terms with comparable struggles within themselves. Dual diagnosis facilities are not necessarily available to those suffering from less overt disorders such as megalomania or rudeness, but there are aspects of the treatment style that might be beneficially applied elsewhere. All behaviors are partially instigated by external factors present in a patient’s experience or environment. When we acknowledge the presence of an unaddressed correlation between a person’s seemingly unreasonable or irresponsible behavior and some separate, outside cause, it helps us to pause our judgments and ask, “why?”
Persons suffering from drug addiction or alcoholism have symptoms that are more acute, but we all need understanding and support. Recommending dual diagnosis drug rehab can be an act of compassion from which involved parties derive unexpected benefit.