Does a friend need help?

Seeing a friend’s life implode under the weight of addictions is harrowing.

The more you care about that person, the more frustrating it is to see their behaviour become out of control and putting themselves – and sometimes others – at risk of physical and emotional harm.

When you are aware of the high stakes involved in addiction, it can feel like an imperative to get them there. There can be no doubt, detox is a life-saving intervention for many.

However, any expert in the field will tell you, reaching detox is not a simple or easy step for a person with addictions to take.

At Serena House we have the experience and understanding of what it’s like for those around addicts.

We can offer practical and supportive advice for those who care about their friends and loved ones.