Addiction Is Not a New Thing

Addiction Is Not a New Thing

When addiction invades a family, it hits every member in one way or another. Lives are thrown into a type of chaos that affects health, emotions, finances and relationships. A sibling, a parent, a spouse or a child might manage to step back from the addict’s...
Action on Addiction

Action on Addiction

Treatment options for those with addiction – contact Action on Addiction https://www.actiononaddiction.org.uk/addiction-treatment/clouds-house/clouds-house-we-believe-in-you
Total Withdrawal

Total Withdrawal

Last time I was in a bit of a panic because my son Ryan was imminently being released from prison and I didn’t know whether or not to impose the biggest boundary: Total Withdrawal. Support group helped at that point when our counsellor, Bee, advised me to wait and see...

Drugs Raid in Trowbridge

https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/18616898.two-local-men-aged-28-49-trowbridge-released-following-drugs-raid-pending-police-enquiries/  
Boundaries

Boundaries

Last time I talked about my dilemma concerning Ryan’s release from prison in a couple of weeks. Do I phone him (as promised) or do I impose the ultimate boundary – total withdrawal? Feeling sad and full of trepidation last week, I was desperate to get things off my...

Free online help for young people

This Action on Addiction support page is full of information to help young people who are affected by another person’s addiction. https://aoa.getmoodle.net/course/view.php?id=15
Dilemma

Dilemma

Almost two months into Lock Down and it’s definitely feeling like my new normal. In the same way as many people, my life revolves around home, walking, the odd shopping trip and now, happily, seeing friends and family in a limited way. I also feel lucky that we’ve got...