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510 posts in 240 threads

My addiction has caused my wife’s depression by

Hi, Maybe your wife would be find it easier to talk with someone she doesn't know about how she is feeling. If so she could contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support for families and friends of those with addictive behaviours. She could talk with one of our experienced trained people in confidence. They would understand what she has been through which she might find helpful. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope that things work out for you and your wife. Good luck.

by Hox

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Cocaine husband I need some advice :-( by

Hi Cally, I'm sorry to hear how badly your husband's drug habit is affecting you. It must be very hard that you don't feel that you have anyone who you can talk to about what is happening. You aren't alone as sadly, many people are in similar situations to yourself. I work for The Icarus Trust which is a charity set up to support people, like your, who are dealing with the impact of a family member's addictions. If you feel it would be useful, please contact us and you will be put in touch with one of our trained and experienced people who you could talk with. This might help you to make sense of things and find out what other help is available. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the best.

Anxiety over partners addiction by

Hi Georgia, Thank you for sharing your story I'm sorry that you are going through the same anxieties with your husband that your dad must have done with your mum. That must be so difficult for you. Your husband is going to support groups and maybe talking through how you are feeling might help you. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust that provides support for people who are dealing with the addictive behaviours of a family member. If you get in touch you could speak with one of our experienced trained people which might help you to make sense of what is happening and find a way forward. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Good luck. I hope you can find some help.

by Hox

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Cocaine addiction Husband v Wife by

Hi Hox and REB, Thanks for posting.If you would like some support for yourselves please contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that supports people having to deal with the addictive behaviours of a family member. We have trained and experienced people that you could talk with who would understand what you are going through. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope that this is useful.

by Hox

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Am I the one over reacting? by

Hi, Thanks for posting. I'm sure you are right to feel the way you do and obviously your relative does need some help. Also it sounds like you are a bit on your own and with how you feel and might like some support for yourself. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust. We offer help to people like you who have to deal with the impact of a family member's addiction. That is very hard and talking to one of our experienced trained people who would understand what you are going through, might be useful to you. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Good luck.

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When is it time to stop? by

Hi Mil1234, I'm so sad to read your post. What you are going through is very tough for anyone, let alone someone of your age. Though very painful at first, you might find it does get easier to talk with people about how you are feeling, and that might become helpful to you. You have been given some good advice on where to get help and, as well as those, you might try The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that supports people like you who are having to deal with a family member's addiction. We have experienced, specialist people who you could talk with if you contact us. This is a free service. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I'm really hoping that youwill be able to get some help. All the very best and good luck.

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My twin is a crack head by

Hi, Thank you for sharing your story. I can only imagine how hard it is for you, watching your twin's addiction and feeling how lost she is to you and the rest of your family. You sound an amazing and really strong person, and may be you have good support around you to help you cope. However, if you felt the need to talk with someone who would understand what you are going through, please contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support to people like you, who are having to deal with the impact of a family member's addiction. We have experienced trained people you could talk to if you contact us. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the very best. Keep strong.

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Fiancée of 4 year is addicted to coke by

Hi Michelle, Thanks for posting. This must be hard for you, trying to support your partner and keep yourself and your children safe. I wonder if you have any support to help you through what is a difficult time. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust that helps people like you that are dealing with a family member's addiction. We have trained and experienced people you could talk with that might help you to make decisions about the way forward and they would tell you what other help is out there. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope that this helps. Good luck.