We recognise that it can be a difficult time, when a friend or family member suffer with addiction. At Lovelong House Addiction Center , Family members play a pivotal role in helping the individual recognise the need for help and provide support in recovery. Part of the Two Month stay at Lovelong House will include a weekly 1-hour group therapy session over 8 weeks. This will provide family members or partners that have been affected by addiction, A chance to gain a better understanding of the processes of addiction. To then know how they can best support their loved one on discharge. The Family Programme will focus on educating on the disease of addiction. Looking at many related topics . The programme may also include therapy sessions with the client and their families to look at any issues which need to be addressed.

Our Family Group Programme is facilitated by Therapists providing support, education and advice on addiction. Therapists work with Families and Individuals trying to build understanding, trust on sometimes fragmented relationships brought on by the disease of Alcohol and Drug addiction.






The 8 week group therapy sessions cover all aspects of addiction and how best to provide support once treatment is complete. In addition to the family programme, a therapist facilitated family meeting can be arranged during residential treatment.


The Family Group Programme is held at Lovelong House, Littlehampton, West Sussex on a Wednesday Evening.  Family members are invited to attend these weekly group sessions from the time their family member is admitted to Lovelong House.


Lots of families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs.
If you’re the parent, partner, child or carer of a drug user, you may feel worried, frustrated and alone.
It’s important to recognise this and get the help and support you need.
Families often play an important role in helping people to come off drugs. If you get help for yourself, you’ll be able to support your loved one better.
Support for family and friends of drug users.
It can be helpful to talk to other people who know what you’re going through.
Your GP can give you details of local support groups for people affected by someone else’s drug use.
There are also organisations that run helplines and local support groups for people living with a drug user:

The Talk to Frank service provides information about drugs, and advice for drug users, parents and carers. http://www.talktofrank.com/

Helpline number: 0300 123 66 00


Has local groups for families affected by drugs and alcohol. It also has a range of information for the families of drug users.https://adfam.org.uk/help-for-families


Offers phone and email support to people affected by other people’s drug or alcohol misuse.
Email office@drugfam.co.uk or phone the helpline on 0300 888 3853.

Families Anonymous

Is based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous. It runs local support groups for family and friends of people with a drug problem.
Helpline number: 0845 1200 660

Release offers free, confidential advice on drugs law for drug users and their families.
Email ask@release.org.uk or phone the helpline on 020 7324 2989



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