How can I help someone close to me who is addicted to alcohol?
It has been shown that the participation of close family and friends in the treatment process helps participants to stay away from substances, wards off feelings of discomfort and depression in younger members, and reduces stressful situations. At KETHEA ALPHA, the programme for legal additions, the support procedures available to the families of addicts include:
- seminars on the negative effects of alcohol
- individual and group counselling
- family and couples therapy
Providing psychological support to friends and family helps equip them with the skills they need to deal with addictive behaviours in the family environment, and to get the addict to seek help.