If you are a parent, sibling, friend or loved one of an addict you may feel frustrated, worried or isolated. It is vital to look after yourself, to recognise these feelings and get help for yourself. Especially when seeking help for an addict. You need to seek help for yourself as much as for them.
Families, and family support are often a key part of an addicts healing process and rehabilitation. If you get help and support for yourself, you will be able to help them more effectively.
The Recovery Lodge’s family support team
are always available via contacting
the lodge. You can also seek help and advice through various charities and organisations, some are listed below:
The Talk to Frank service provides information about drugs, and advice for drug users, parents and carers.
Helpline number: 0300 123 66 00
Adfam has local groups for families affected by drugs and alcohol. It also has a range of information for the families of drug users.
DrugFAM offers phone and email support to people affected by other people’s drug or alcohol misuse.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the helpline on 0300 888 3853.
Families Anonymous is based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous. It runs local support groups for family and friends of people with a drug problem.
Helpline number: 0845 1200 660