Is your loved one struggling?

Addiction affects the whole family, not just the addict

Someone else’s addiction can affect your life – be it a relative, friend or colleague. Their behaviour, actions and words can impact how you feel, your performance at work and your own health. We believe addiction affects the whole family, not just the addict.

Is this you?

  • You will probably have tried to help the individual many times
  • Perhaps you have given them money?
  • Perhaps you feel they have ruined your life?
  • You may worry about them every minute of the day to the point it is making you unwell?


You are not at fault

The bad news is that no one person can stop an addict being an addict; the good news is that at Broadway Lodge we give them the tools to change their lives. We can also help you to cope. The other good news is that you are not at fault. It is not your responsibility to “fix” the addict, in fact, you won’t be able to. However, you will have used every piece of energy to try to support them and all to no avail.

It’s easy to speak to us about it – Contact us online or call us on 01934 812319. We’ll be happy to talk to you about your options and what your friend or family member can do.

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How we can help

Support for you

Addiction is an illness that not only affects the individual themselves, but the health and wellbeing of those closest to them can be significantly impacted too. And it can be a really lonely place. If this resonates with you, please know that help is at hand and you are not alone. We have a couple of different support options available specifically for you.

Counselling & talking therapy

From our extensive work with relatives, we know that addiction doesn’t just affect the person who is suffering with it, but the impact on those closest to them can be huge. If you are tired of having to pick up the pieces, full of fear, worry and stress for the person with addiction, if you don’t know what to do for the best or maybe the prolonged strain has resulted in low mood or depression, then one to one counselling with us is suitable for you.

Through one to one counselling with a highly experienced Broadway Lodge counsellor, you will have professional, non-judgmental support to navigate the challenges in your life and implement positive changes to your behaviour or patterns of thinking.

Talking therapy is an effective way to confide in a professional who will guide you to explore your feelings, emotions and behaviours and untangle them, allowing you to develop understanding and clarity about why you feel the way you do. Support from a counsellor can improve your mental and emotional wellbeing and you will gain the confidence to positively move forward in your life when faced with the illness of addiction in the family.

Each counselling session lasts 50 minutes and costs £75 for individuals or £85 for a couple and can be in-person or online via Zoom. For more information and to book your first consultation click here.

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Online family group programme

Our group sessions are a friendly but thorough introduction to getting support. Each month, one of our highly experienced counsellors leads our online Family Programme, facilitated using Zoom.

If you are affected by someone else’s addiction and don’t know what to do then this counsellor led programme is for you. It is delivered over a full day (usually the last Sunday of the month), from 10am – 4.30pm, and you will join in with up to nine other participants who are in a similar position to you.

The day is designed to be both educational and supportive and you will be welcome to ask questions throughout. Towards the end of the day, the counsellor will lead a group therapy session involving all participants and there will be an hour to reflect and conclude the family programme you’ve engaged in at the end.

The price of the Family Programme is £20 for up to two people sharing a screen. If your relative is staying at Broadway Lodge on a private treatment package then the Family Programme is included as part of the package.

All upcoming Family Programme dates are listed on our events page where you can read more about the sessions and book your place and pay online.

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Other places you can get help


Adfam’s website provides a wealth of information to help families affected by drugs or alcohol. It features lots of helpful information including details about other organisations offering support for families and has a search facility where you can find a support group in your local area.


Families Anonymous hold group meetings nationwide and are specifically for families and friends of those with a mind-altering substance or related behaviour problem. If there are no face to face groups being held in your local area, you can join their discussion forum which can be found on their website here. Families Anonymous also have a helpline number – please see their website for more information.


Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. There are over 700 Al-Anon groups held across the UK and Ireland and you can search for your nearest groups on their website. Their group meetings “can provide a much-needed safe haven in which to share experience, strength and hope.” Al-Anon also have a helpline number – details can be found on their website here.

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If you have a question or if you would like to find out more about our treatment packages, private admission, prices and staying with us, you can contact us confidentially through calling us on 01934 812319, emailing [email protected] or sending us a message and we will respond as soon as we can.

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