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All of our advisors have been where you are now and know exactly how you are feeling.

I Need Help For A loved one

We understand that living alongside someone who is struggling with addiction can be difficult, exhausting and heart wrenching. Families often feel can confused, isolated and ashamed in their struggle, not knowing how to help for the best.

At Facing Addiction, we can help you navigate the best route into to treatment for your loved one and can offer experienced based advice through joint consultations to explore their route to recovery at their own pace.

Getting help for someone with a drug or alcohol addiction isn’t easy. But with your support, they have a better chance of overcoming their problem.

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Spotting the symptoms of addiction

Symptoms of addiction vary according to the substance used. However, there are some common warning signs. If you suspect your loved one is becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol, ask yourself the following:
  • Are they more secretive than usual?
  • Have they lost interest in socialising or hobbies?
  • Have they changed their friends?
  • Have they stopped caring about their personal appearance or hygiene?
  • Are they having mood swings or appearing irritable or angry?
  • Has their physical appearance changed?
  • Are valuable items or money going missing?
  • Are their eyes bloodshot, do their pupils appear larger or smaller than normal?
  • Are their changes in their appetite or sleeping patterns?
  • Do they have tremors, slurred speech or impaired co-ordination?

When you call Facing Addiction you will talk directly to one of our experienced addiction specialists who will address all of your concerns, answer all your questions and guide you through every step of the way the treatment options that are available to you and your loved one.

Our experience has shown that people accessing treatment with the support of their family are twice as likely to succeed in their recovery as those embarking on treatment alone.

If you would like to find out more about how we can support you and your family and if an intervention is the next step for you.

Click here to find out more about Family Intervention.

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Support For Family and Friends

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We understand the impact addiction has on the whole family, watching a loved one suffering with addiction can be confusing and often people feel helpless and don’t know where to go for help.

Addiction doesn’t just affect the person suffering; we understand how harrowing the impact can be on loved ones and are here to help. Talking to someone who understands is the first step towards regaining your life, our trained counsellors have supported hundreds of relatives navigate this difficult time and can support you with coping techniques to improve your overall wellbeing  and begin enjoying life again.

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Our online therapy service offers a wide range of therapies to help support your mental health and wellbeing through this difficult time.
Our team of highly trained, integrative therapists provide support for a wide range of conditions that can arise when a relative is struggling with addiction including but not limited to:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Health anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Eating disorders
The support you need is bespoke to you, our therapists are able to support you through a wide range of therapies including:
  • Trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Person centred therapy (PCT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Poor physical coordination
  • Schema therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy