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Help & Advice

We know it’s difficult to support a loved one through addiction, detox and recovery.

Support for you

We know it’s difficult to support a loved one through addiction, detox and recovery. As a loved one of a patient, you don’t always have all the tools and knowledge to provide the right support, spot the signs and help if they relapse. This section is a guide on how you can help someone with addiction, how to support them through their detox and how to prepare for their return home. At The New Life Centre, we also know that loved ones play an important role in recovery, so we want to give you tools for a successful recovery.

Drug Addiction

This section will guide you in how to help someone with an addiction. It is important for family members and friends to recognise the signs and symptoms of addiction.

Alcohol Addiction

The New Life Centre treats lots of patients who are addicted to alcohol. Alcohol misuse and addiction is common and if you are suffering with this, you are not alone. If someone is dependent on alcohol, it is important to seek help to detox and not to stop suddenly. If a dependent person stops suddenly, there can be a risk of seizures or worse.

Family Support

Not only is going through detox a daunting experience for the patient, but it’s also unfamiliar territory for the loved one who has been on the journey throughout and is now alone whilst the patient is detoxing.