Addiction and the family
When a family contacts us for help with addiction, we work to provide the best possible treatment for the person who is drinking or taking drugs. The treatment route might be admission into a centre for an alcohol detox, or a rehab. Some of our clients have engaged with us in an intensive one to one recovery coaching programme with our fully trained, experienced addiction specialists. We have found that working with all of the family is important. You may have heard that addiction is a family illness. All of the family suffer with the consequences of addiction and so we work with the whole family to allow you all to heal. When someone you love refuses to get help, a carefully planned Intervention is often the best approach.
The stress and strain of trying to help someone you love beat addiction takes a toll and so we always offer family support as a part of our addiction services. It might be that the person refuses help. If so an Intervention may be necessary. When someone agrees to accepting help with their addiction, they begin a process which changes them and the family dynamic. Relationships have been impacted by a persons addictive behaviour. Your health and wellbeing might have been affected due to the constant struggle. Many family members experience anger, fear and even shame. Feeling alone with a loved ones addiction is common and we encourage you as a family to connect with us and each other. Changing the way in which you approach addiction is a process and we invite you to consider a better, more effective way to help your loved one. Learn more about our Family Intervention Services, or contact us to begin.
Family Support Service
supporting your loved one in finding freedom from alcohol or drugs can be difficult. Once a person has stopped using, you might not be sure of the best way forward. It can be described as forging a new relationship. As in any relationship, healthy boundaries which may have been crossed previously, need to be established. It can be difficult to approach this and so we invite families to work with us to see what is acceptable to them. Our family support service provides information on addiction, relapse prevention strategies and supports you for as long as needed. We are here to answer the questions you may have and support you in the journey from addiction to recovery. If you would like to know more about our family support service, Recovery Coaching, or need to discuss an intervention, Please contact us.