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Support for Families of Addicts

At Port of Call, we understand how hard it can be to find drug addiction help for families. Living with someone who has a destructive relationship with alcohol or drugs can be exhausting and while it may feel as though you should be supporting your loved one, in many cases leaving someone to deal with the problem alone can have a detrimental effect to their health and well-being. Family members often experience a number of painful and conflicting emotions, from frustration to loneliness and confusion. Port of Call are here to help.

When family members come to the realisation that their loved one is struggling with an addiction, the family can take a long time to come forward and seek help, however support for the families of addicts is available. Accessing support can provide positive outcomes for everyone involved, including the individual suffering from addiction, as well as the family members. For those living close to a someone who is dependent on drugs or alcohol, finding help can be confusing and something completely unfamiliar, but Port of Call are here to provide advice and support for families of those affected by addiction, right when you need it most.

Dealing with drug addiction in your family

It can often seem that the addiction support available is aimed solely at the individual with an addiction. However, it is important that family members do not feel alone when dealing with this sensitive situation. Whether you require emotional support or advice on dealing with a family member who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, Port of Call are here for you. We can provide support for families of drug users by helping you gain a better understanding about addiction and what your family member may be going through, so that you can work out how best to help them.

By gaining a clearer understanding of addiction, you can provide that extra level of support and motivation to your family member that is crucial in helping facilitate them to overcome their dependence on drugs or alcohol. If you would like to talk about the effects of addiction on your family, please call Port of Call on 0800 002 9010.

How to help a drug addict family member

Often, those with an addiction struggle to accept that they have a problem. In cases such as this, help and support will go unrewarded and an intervention may be the best solution. Addressing the problem as soon as it arises can make the process easier and stop it from getting progressively worse. Port of Call are here to provide help for the families of drug addicts and will therefore help you carry out an intervention with your loved one. Contact us today by emailing help@portofcall.com and one of our trained addiction experts will be able to help you with your next steps.

How to help a family member with drug addiction

Living with a person who has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol or drugs can be extremely testing. Not knowing how to help a family member who is going through drug or alcohol addiction can be challenging and often, you may find that they don’t want to be helped. If this seems all too familiar, Port of Call are here to help. We have a number of services available to help your family member overcome addiction.

Help with a drug addicted family

If your family member is abusing alcohol or drugs, you may be able to identify with the following scenario:

Your attempts to confront the problem may have fallen on deaf ears. You may be exhausted with the lies and manipulation that often accompany the behaviour of addicts and alcoholics. Perhaps you are unsure about the scale of the problem and wonder whether the person you are trying to help is indeed an alcoholic or drug addict? In all likelihood, you might not know where to turn or what the next step should be.

It is important to know that you are not alone, Port of Call have a wide range of addiction services available, helping family members and the individual suffering from addiction. We can also offer a free and confidential telephone assessment, helping you find the right treatment for your family member. Contact Port of Call today on 0800 002 9010.

Thankfully, there is a solution

Whilst alcoholism and drug dependency are complex problems, with many related issues, recovery is possible. There is no quick fix or one size fits all solution. We have seen countless individuals come to us feeling hopeless and helpless but leave as healthier and happier people.

For more information about some of the more common issues surrounding families and addiction, please read on.

Drug addiction help for families

For families who need it, there is help available. Drug addiction help for families is available through a number of services, including:

• Local family support
Free phone help lines
• Forums, blogs or articles

It is important to remember you are not alone. Looking after yourself is one of the most beneficial things you can do, in order to protect yourself from suffering. In order to look after yourself when helping a person with addiction, make sure you seek professional help if you need it and don’t try and solve the problem alone. Experts are available to help your loved one through their addiction and support for families of addicts can be sought. Call Port of Call today on 0800 002 9010 or email help@portofcall.com. 

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