You don't know what you don't know

There is a difference between someone that doesn't know what they don't know. And a person that's in denial. Especially when it comes to the area of addiction or substance abuse or anything down those lines

If you're not familiar with the world of addiction, there are many red flags you may not be able to interpret. You don't know you're looking for, or you're looking at, there's a lot of red flags that tend to happen.

When you have a loved one, let's say it is your kid or your child that is not a child anymore. They are the 20 30 40-year-old adults. But here's the thing is you think that you know what's happening with your child, but you're a loved one is not going to tell you what's going on. They're not going to tell you that they're shooting heroin, for apparent reasons.

Who's going to tell their parent that they're doing something like that? Who's going to tell their parent that they're staying up all night doing coke? Who's going to tell their parent that they have started doing meth and not taking care of themselves. I know I didn’t, and my mom had no idea what was going on when I was in the deepest part of my addiction. But there were flags.

There's a lot of red flags that maybe you see that you don't quite know how to interpret. And of course, the bottom line is, they're lying to you. And it's just because they're not going to tell someone because they know what's going to happen. If they do tell someone what's going on is people are going to try to stop them. And if they don't want to stop, they're certainly not going to volunteer the information until they're ready to get help.

By the time they're ready to get help, it's a little late. Hopefully, we can get to it sooner rather than later before our ultimate fears are realized, which is them dying. But a lot of times, people will get to the point where they die. And the families and people around them are saying to themselves, “I didn't even know that it was that serious of a problem” because they're not going to tell you what's happening. And that’s part of the challenge.

This is why it's essential you get help from someone like myself who knows what's going on and can help you interpret these red flags. What do they all mean? What could be going on?

When we have more facts, we can then base our decisions around what’s happening and with more data.

I hope this was helpful. I hope that you decide that if you're seeing red flags, that maybe you reach out to and talk to someone. You can reach out and talk to me, I can help you interpret what's going on, and the data you're receiving.

I offer a free like a consult call just so we can answer, "Hey, is there a problem?” You can go to schedulewithjen.com and schedule a free call to see if there's something that I can do that may clear some things up and help you along the way.

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