Worried about a family member?

The RISE Foundation is dedicated to supporting families who are suffering the devastation and heartache of having a loved one in addiction. Since you’re here, you probably have a loved one or friend whom you are worried about. You will want to know the following:

So how do you help your loved one who may have a problem with alcohol or drugs? What can you do that will make a difference?

  • It is important that we work on changing our own behaviour first, not our loved one who has the problem.
  • This may be hard to understand at first, but the reality is that we are probably not going to be able to directly change our loved ones behaviour.
  • Manipulating or threatening the person in addiction will only drive them deeper into isolation and heavier into their addiction.
  • If we try to control another person’s behaviour in addiction we are going to experience a loss of control and real powerlessness.
  • Instead, if we focus on changing our own behaviour, we will experience full control and an empowering mind-set.
  • This is how we go about helping our loved one in addiction: by focusing on our own behaviour and how we choose to interact with our loved one with the problem ….not by focusing on how we can change this person.

Please remember that your loved one’s addiction is NOT your fault and you are not alone.

If you are worried about a family member or would like to find out more about our Family Programmes please fill out an enquiry form


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