Help & Advice

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 BONDS Clinic, we also know that loved ones play an important role in recovery, so we want to give you tools for a successful recovery.

  • Helping someone with a drug addiction

    With so many different types of drugs available and new ones coming to market, it’s hard to keep up and to even know where to start when it comes to looking out for the signs, the different forms the drugs come in, how the drug is taken and how to approach your loved one of you think they may be addicted to drugs. This section will provide you with the information on the different types of drugs, signs to look out for, the right detox plan and next steps.

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  • Helping someone with Alcohol addiction

    It is sometimes difficult to know where the line is from casual drinker, binge drinker to alcohol, dependent and how many units of alcohol is too much. It is especially hard to detect if your loved one is misusing alcohol when people dependent upon alcohol can become skilled at concealing the signs. This section is here to help you detect the signs, know what do if you believe your loved one has an addiction and how to get them the help they need.

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Help during detox

Help during detox

It’s a daunting experience supporting your loved one through a detox, sometimes you feel helpless or guilty or maybe you haven’t looked after yourself for some time that you’re unsure what to do whilst your loved one is away. This section will help guide you through this stage and also provide you with therapy options that will help to support you.

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