The Recovery Lighthouse recognises that addiction and or associated disorders do not just affect the individual suffering from them, but rather a ‘parallel process’ is created in which all those that are close to the individual with addiction or associated disorder are also impacted psychologically, emotionally and behaviourally.
Family and friends of an individual with addictive behaviour are likely to enter a similar ‘negative cycle’ in which the individual with addiction struggles to find the means to continue the addictive behaviour and the family or friend continues to struggle to find a means of stopping this on-going destructive behaviour.
The Recovery Lighthouse believes in treating each client as a whole; this means that their personal relationships with others will also be part of their treatment. We can help you to understand the driving force behind your loved one’s addiction and thus help you to separate the illness of addiction from them as a person. We will also show you how to best support your loved one whilst they are in treatment and once they complete.
Where family relationships are strained, we can offer a family conference that will be guided and supported by one of our counsellors. Supporting the family is very important to Recovery Lighthouse, as it is not just the client that we want to provide with freedom from addiction, but also their family and friends who are often left equally as trapped within the negative cycle that addiction creates. We can guide the family in how to respond in the event of relapse, and how to encourage growth in the individual’s recovery. We will also provide you will full details of where you can access on-going support for yourself.