Relatives Support
Is someone else’s drinking or using affecting you?

Are you experiencing anxiety or depression?
Do you often feel dread, fear, anger or rage?
Do you have a knot in your stomach worrying about how someone is going to behave or how much he or she has had to drink, or has used?
Are you tired of hearing the same excuses and experiencing the endless broken promises?
Are you unable to sleep because you are worried about your family, money, etc?
Do you spend time looking for where ‘the drink’, or other drugs are hidden?
Do you spend time throwing alcohol down the sink, or flushing drugs down the toilet?
Are you tired of all the arguments?
Do you often wonder why they do drink/use so much?
Do you feel responsible for that person’s drug and/or alcohol use?

                                 If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then someone else’s drinking / drug use is affecting you.

Getting support can mean an end to the feelings of hopelessness, despair and anger.
Getting support can also help make sense of the chaos that often occurs when someone else’s drinking/drug use is out of control.
Watching someone you care about being destroyed by alcohol and/or drug use is heart-breaking.  The people most often affected are those closely related, for example, wife, husband, partner, parents, children, brother, sister and grandparents.
Those who live with problem drinkers/users can take on the blame, fear, anger and denial of the drinker/user.  Getting help can eliminate isolation and gain understanding of the problem.
When someone else’s consumption of alcohol or use of drugs is affecting your life, your health, your relationships, your family or even you, experience shows that it is possible the problem user will respond positively, some weeks or months after the spouse or key relative has been seeking help regularly.

Relatives Group at Synergy

We provide a structured relatives group here at Synergy, running on a Wednesday evening 6.30pm - 8.30 pm.

This involves learning about the compulsive use of alcohol and other drugs and also learning about new ways of coping with the effects of someone else’s drinking / using.

It is an opportunity to talk things through in a relaxed environment where confidentiality is respected.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please call us.
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