Dear Amudim Family,
Society has conditioned most of us to believe that we can have and do it all if we are just motivated and work hard enough. But when we juggle too many balls, some are bound to fall, creating a ripple effect that can hurt us and those around us. Everyone needs a support system and to learn to accept that no one can do everything alone and the boundaries to keep ourselves in a healthy and happy place.
Shani* is the classic “superwoman” mom. She is a mother of 5, works at a full-time job outside the home, and is the first to volunteer for any chesed project or community service. She participates in all of her children’s school activities and always hosts Shabbos and holiday meals for a multitude of guests. Shani seemed like she was able to do it all. Unfortunately, there was something wrong lurking beneath the seemingly smooth surface of her life.
Shani’s husband, Avi* called Amudim with suspicions that his wife was abusing drugs. Avi was lost and confused. Although well intentioned, his friends were unable to help him find the answers he was looking for to save his family.
Sadly, Avi was correct. His wife had become addicted to amphetamines for well over a year. Once our case manager was able to convince Shani to accept that she needed help, we began assisting both her and her husband through the detox and rehab process. Shani’s treatment focused on the source of the addiction, self-care, boundaries, better coping skills, and knowing/ accepting her own limits. While Shani was engaged in her treatment, our case manager insisted that Avi see a therapist as well. Avi agreed and is beginning to learn that addiction is a family disease. Thankfully, both Avi and Shani are finally getting the help they need to heal and rebuild a healthy and stronger family unit.
If you or someone you know is struggling, contact us anytime.
*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.
WEEK ENDING: August 27, 2021
258 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week
Each week, Amudim fields calls covering a wide range of crises and addressing various human concerns, including addiction, depression, abuse, health and domestic emergencies and many others. We track the calls and breakdown of issues for many reasons, foremost of which is to consistently improve and strengthen our knowledge and ability to address community’s needs.