Often the nature of addictions mean that the person with the problem is in denial about their own behaviour and family, friends, husbands, wives, children or parents have a much clearer idea of the damage that is being caused.
Are you concerned about your friends or family?
If you are concerned about someone close to you are they:
- Minimizing their own behavior “I don’t drink that much!”
- Lying about or hiding their behaviour, or how much they spend on alcohol, drugs or gambling?
- Becoming angry or defensive if asked about their drinking, gambling etc.?
- Are they moody, unpredictable and withdrawn for seemingly no reason?
- Planning social activities around drinking or using drugs?
- Missing work, or other important commitments?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your friend or family member may have an addiction. It can also be very difficult to know how to approach the person you’re concerned about, particularly if they don’t think they have a problem. They might not think they even need to quit.
Our specialized addictions therapists can help. We can offer addictions focused couples or family therapy, or we can just meet with you and help you to think about how to raise your concerns with the person.
If you want to make an appointment or just ask more about how we can help contact us or call us now on 09 973 5950