You’re Not Alone: Family Support for Drug Addiction in the UK

Family helps an addicted loved one.

Seeing a loved one struggle with drug addiction can be incredibly difficult and isolating. It’s important to remember you’re not on your own. Many families in the UK face this challenge, and there's a range of support available to help you cope and navigate this tough time.

Many view addiction as something that only affects the users themselves, but in reality, casualties from substance abuse are affecting family members, communities, and society as a whole. Addiction in the UK affects everyone, from loved ones to hospital workers.

How You Can Help:

  • Educate Yourself: Learn about the specific addiction your loved one faces and the treatment options available. Resources like our Drug Abuse Information offers excellent information.
  • Communicate Openly: Talk to your loved one in a calm and supportive way. Express your concern for their well-being and encourage them to seek help. You can always contact a professional counselor at drug rehab who can assist you in getting your loved one into treatment.
  • Set Boundaries: Let them know you love them but won’t tolerate enabling behaviors, like giving them money for drugs, paying their bills, or giving them your car keys; even defending an addicted loved one to others who may have a clearer view of the situation and who aren’t afraid to bring it up is also enabling behavior.
  • Look After Yourself: Taking care of your own mental and emotional well-being is crucial. Consider joining a support group for families of people with addiction.

Recovery is a journey, not a destination. There will be setbacks, but with support, your loved one can overcome addiction. You don’t have to carry this burden alone. Reach out for help—it’s the first step toward a brighter future for both of you.

Addiction Treatment for a Family Member

If you are looking for immediate help for a loved one, call and speak to a Narconon intake staff. We know that families need to understand what they are dealing with and how addiction can be overcome. If your situation requires an intervention, we can help you find an experienced interventionist who can come to your home. Your constant stress can finally be relieved when your loved one walks through our doors for our long-term program.


Narconon UK

Welcome to Narconon United Kingdom At Narconon, we are dedicated to one thing: helping you overcome addiction for good. Part of what makes this possible is the Narconon environment. Every detail has been taken into account to give you the stability and comfort to help you free yourself from addiction and rebuild your life without drugs.