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Burglary and Prescription Drug Abuse

Burglary and Prescription Drug AbuseHome burglary is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to a family. When a person’s home or business is broken in to, it creates an incredible sense of fear, a feeling of being violated, and a loss of the warm, secure feelings we like to associate with home. If you or someone you love has suffered from an illness or injury, you may have had prescription drugs in your home that were stolen. If you already had some issues with drug dependence or drug abuse, a home burglary is capable of causing enough stress to provoke a relapse. In other instances, drug addiction may have led you to burglarize someone else’s home or property.

When a Loved One Robs You

If someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, that person may be desperately seeking the drug fix that has already impacted your whole family. Sometimes, addicted loved ones steal from family members in order to obtain cash, drugs, or even treasured personal items to sell for that fix. Few people understand how devastating it is to not only watch your loved one change after an addiction takes hold, but to also be robbed by that person you care about.

Many families seek the counsel of a trained interventionist after being robbed by a loved one. An experienced family interventionist can help you cope with these family changes and convince your loved one to accept rehab help.

The Stress of Burglary and Addiction

If addiction has already been part of your life, or if an illness has left your home with an ample supply of prescription drugs, a burglary may be so stressful that it pushes you to drug use. No one is born with perfect coping skills, and sometimes an existing dependency or addiction can return after a stressful incident.

Burglary can cause trauma and anguish that can even lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression. Sometimes these issues require the support of a family addiction counselor, or even a trauma counselor. Sometimes, they lead to substance abuse. However, there is support available to help you regain your sense of safety and control after a burglary.

Prescription Drug Abuse Help

Prescription drug abuse help is available. We offer a 24-hour, toll-free helpline to help individuals and families find addiction rehab, intervention services, family counseling, and insurance coverage for rehab. Please call our fully licensed helpline to learn how we can help you.

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