FAMILY AND

FRIENDS

 

Is the addictive behaviour of someone in your life impacting you?

 

Do you...

  • get worried, frustrated, angry or sad about someone  you know who uses alcohol, drugs, gambling, or other addictive behaviours?

  • struggle to know how to help them, or find yourself saying the same things to them over and over?

  • do your best to support the person experiencing addiction, but sometimes feel whatever you do or say isn't helping?

  • have trouble sleeping, or find it hard to concentrate?

  • feel worried or down a lot of the time?

  • feel guilty when you focus on your own needs?

  • feel you don't have enough time to look after yourself, or important parts of your life such as work, and other relationships?

  • worry about the impact of addiction on children and young people in the family?

If any of the above questions sound familiar, I can help.

 

I can help you understand more about addiction, and help you make a plan to look after yourself while your loved one is experiencing addiction. I can show you how to communicate effectively, set boundaries and limits to keep yourself and your loved one as safe as possible, and take you through all the available options for yourself and your loved one's recovery. Together, we can think about how you can be most helpful to the person experiencing addiction without wearing yourself out. After all, if you have nothing left in your tank, it's impossible to help anyone else.

I encourage you to have a look at my Frequently Asked Questions, or click here to contact me for more information.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Books

'Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change' by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens and Nicole Kosake.

'Why Don't They Just Quit? Hope for Families Struggling with Addiction' by Joe and Judy Herzanek.

'Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts' by Beverly Conyers.

Sydney addictions counselling