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Posts by Icarus Trust

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Concerned about a friends drinking by

Hi, I'm sorry to read how you feel about your friend's drinking. I can see that this is really worrying and upsetting for you. Please contact The Icarus Trust if you think you would like some help. We are a charity that offers support to people who are dealing with the addictive behaviour of a close friend or family member. One of our trained and experienced people would talk with you and maybe help you to know what to do next and cope with the emotions that you are feeling. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope this helps. Good luck.

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My brother is ex addict by

Hi, Thank you for posting and I'm glad that it has made you feel better. If you would like to talk with someone who would understand how you feel, please contact The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that offers a free service to people like you who are having to cope with a family member's addiction. You could talk with one of our trained people if you think that would be useful. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope that you are able to make sense of how you are feeling. All the best.

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Prescription opioid addiction by

Hello, Thank you for posting about your son. You obviously have questions that you need answering so I wonder whether you would like to contact The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support to people who are living with the impact of a family member's addiction. Maybe talking with one of our trained and experienced people would help you to find answers and information that you seek. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Good luck.

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Guilt by

Hi Scoutyboy, I'm very sorry to read your story. Dealing with your son's addiction and having to make the decision not to contact him must have been so very hard for you. If you feel that you or your partner would like would like some support for yourselves, please contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support for those that are dealing with the impact of a family member's addictive. We have trained people who have a lot of experience and would understand what you have been going through. If you think that talking to one of them would help, please get in touch. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the best to you.

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Is it me? by

Hi Bunny Blue, Thanks for posting your story. I am so sorry that life has been so difficult for you, and how other people's drinking has left you feeling. Clare is right, the Samaritans would be really good to talk to if it gets all too much to bear. Meanwhile, you might find it helpful to know about a charity called The Icarus Trust that provides support for people who are having to deal with addictive behaviours of family members. We know how hard it is for people in your situation and talking to one of our experienced, trained people might help you. Everything would be in complete confidence. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the very best to you.

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Wife of a heroin addict by

Hi Thank you for posting your story. I am so sorry that you are dealing with all of this as well as caring for your disabled son and not being able to work. It must feel really hard. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust which is there to offer support to people who are dealing with the affects of a family member's addiction. Perhaps you would like to talk with one of our trained and experienced people who would understand what you are going though which might help. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope that this is useful Good luck with everything.

Isolated relationship by

Hi WOH, I'm so sorry to read your post and hear how isolated and alone you feel whilst having to cope with your partner's drinking. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust. We are set up to offer support to people like yourselves, who are having to deal with the affects of a partner's addictive behaviour. We know how hard this can be. If you feel it would be helpful, please contact us and we will put you in touch with one of our experienced trained volunteers who you could talk with. Maybe this would help you to find a way forward and not to feel so alone. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Wishing you all the best.

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