Help for a friend

Do you have concerns that your friend is secretly battling a problem with addiction? Even if the substance they are abusing is not addictive in itself, they still may develop a dependence.

It may not just be drugs either. Have you noticed that they are engaging in unusual behaviours to feed their addiction, such as stealing? Often, those with an addiction are in denial, and refuse to believe that they have become dependent on them. It may be an idea to decide how you’re going to approach the sensitive subject matter with them. They may be really defensive, and refuse to listen to you at first. Don’t be discouraged by this however, you just want them to know that you’re there to support them, and willing to help them to change the situation.

ADUS completely understands that this may be a tough time for you, especially if you’re unsure of how best to move forward, and which direction to turn to. This is where we can help! We’re here to ensure you get the best treatment possible for your loved one, and we’ll make sure you feel supported throughout the entire duration.

There are many signs and symptoms associated with different addiction. Although many can be discovered by answering a few simple questions. Please consider the following:

  • Has their social circle chance?
  • Are they having frequent mood swings?
  • Do they take less care of their appearance?
  • Are they losing weight?
  • Are they becoming sly and secretive?
  • Are things going missing?
  • Or are they disappearing for unknown reasons for extended periods?

 

If you have answered yes to any of these – it’s clear that your loved one may be struggling with addiction.

Don’t panic, and just follow the information to let you know how you can be helped.

First, give us a call – for specialised, confidential advice. Perhaps we can help put your mind at rest if you have any kind of suspicion. Often though, our intuition is correct, therefore we can help you get the right help and investigate which kind of treatment will be best for your loved one, be it residential rehabilitation, local support groups, counselling or outpatient programs.

It’s completely normal for the addict to be resistant to change, and reluctant to seek help. This is where intervention comes in; it’s the best method of helping your loved one get the help that they require. At first, it can just help them gauge an understanding of just how bad their problem is. Our interventionists have all the skills and experience to help your loved one get the support that they need.

One of the next steps is finding the right treatment centre. But don’t fret! This is where we come in. We have access to some of the best private rehabilitation and detox clinics both in the UK, and internationally. You can be confident in the knowledge that we shall do our very best to match you to the appropriate services for your loved one. We shall help you to set up payment, and can even provide transport to take your loved one there. We work on the basis that help for family and friends is just as important as the individual battling with addiction.

Simply by just reading this information, you have taken the bold initial step towards helping your loved one on the right path. The next step is to give us a call, where our phone lines are open for you 24/7.

ADUS are here every step of the way, to support you and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible on this journey.