Addiction does not just destroy the life of the addict, but also that of their family members. We estimate that every addict affects at least four more lives, be it those of their parents, partner, spouse, siblings, children, colleagues…
From our experience, the inability of the addict to maintain healthy relationships with others and manage their own feelings in a healthy way is the essence of addiction.
As a result, the addiction is transferred to the family exponentially, changing the existing relationship with a range of negative attitudes and emotions, which are shared with the addict and prevent recovery, to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the individual.
Our experience with patients and families which we have accompanied, both in and after treatment, is that the degenerative and destructive process can be stopped, and the addict and their family environment can begin what we call their RECOVERY process which allows the addict to stop using, and begin to live without their drug or behaviour of choice. There is a notable and sustained improvement of those affected in all areas of their lives.