If you are close to someone suffering from addiction, you will be suffering too. It is normal for parents, partners, siblings, and friends to feel confused, angry, and lost due to the effects of addiction. If this is you, there is help available. The more support and understanding family and significant others receive around addiction, the better chance of recovery for everyone.
It is important to acknowledge these 3 basic truths about addiction in others: You didn’t cause it. You can’t control it. You can’t cure it. Where addiction is the problem, by becoming more aware of the beliefs and experiences that influence your own behaviour, you can begin to find new, healthier ways of managing, approaching, and relating to yourself, your loved one, other family members and friends.
Our dedicated Family Programme helps addiction to be understood as an illness and enables living in the solution rather than existing with the problem. Silkworth’s Family Progamme helps parents, siblings and significant others learn that they can’t control their loved one’s addiction, but they can take responsibility for their own health and happiness. Studies show that recovery is stronger and more effective when family members are educated and involved in the addiction recovery process.
Our face-to-face Family Programme is a group support process to enable awareness of drug and alcohol addiction, how to develop strategies and look at the choices of lifestyle changes that will empower more satisfying lives for everyone – those suffering because
of it as well as the person with the illness.