At Addiction Helper, we know that recovery from alcohol, gambling, food and sex addictions is a long and difficult process. After all, we’ve been through it ourselves. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services to help those with addiction problems and to provide much-needed support to their family members. We work only with qualified therapists and counsellors who are fully trained and experienced in the complex area of addiction recovery.
If you believe that you or your loved one has a mental health issue such as bi polar disorder or dual diagnosis – or has the propensity to self-harm – we’ll undertake a full psychiatric assessment prior to admission to a rehabilitation centre. It’s important that we place our clients in the most appropriate treatment centre, and that the one we choose has the correct facilities and experience for those with mental health issues.
Care Co-ordination Unit
Our care co-ordinators have in-depth knowledge of addictions, and work closely with both the client and the family, developing strong, empathetic relationships. The care co-ordinator will carry out general assessments and is able to visit the client in the home, as long as a risk assessment has been previously undertaken. The care co-ordinator can facilitate contact between a client and the rehab centre, if residential treatment is required. Care co-ordination can continue as part of a client’s aftercare with a visit within 24 hours of discharge from the centre. The care co-ordinator is instrumental in preparing the family for the return of their loved one. We know that it can be a difficult time; family members can feel resentment and often don’t understand what addiction really entails. The care co-ordinator assists with the transition back into the family and is on hand to help if conflict arises.
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling or psychotherapy enables clients to understand the complex issues surrounding their addiction and give them the tools to change their behaviour and to move on from it. We have fully qualified therapist who are trained in addiction throughout the UK, and work closely with our clients to ensure we find them the right one and the right type of therapy. Therapy can be conducted by telephone, online or face-to-face.
Drug, alcohol, gambling and sex addictions, as well as eating disorders, affect not only the individual with the problem but the entire family. Feelings of resentment, frustration and anger can arise, and relationships can break down. We understand this so we offer counselling sessions for families affected by addiction. Family counselling creates a safe environment for family members to be open with each other. It helps the family better understand the nature of addiction, provides them with advice on dealing with their loved one’s problem and equips them with the tools required to re-establish harmonious relationships.