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Posts by Icarus Trust

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Messing with my head by

Hi Granvilleey That sounds so very hard and I'm not surprised that it's messing with your head! You sound an incredibly strong person, holding the family together and making life easier for him. However, I imagine the worry must be exhausting and maybe you could do with a bit of support for yourself. I work for the Icarus Trust a charity that supports people dealing with the addiction of a family member. It is very tough and often lonely so we have a team of experienced trained people and you could be allocated to one of them to talk to if you think it would help. 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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when do you give up by

Hi I'm so sorry that you are not able to talk about your feelings about your partner's addiction. That must be so hard. I'm glad you've posted as this site has some great supportive people on it and, hopefully, it helps to know that you are not alone in how you are feeling. You may like to talk to us at The Icarus Trust, the charity I work for as we offer support to people like you who are coping with a partner's addiction. We have a team of trained and experienced people and if you contact us you would be put in touch with one of them. They would listen and offer support, maybe answer some of your questions and let you know what other help is available to you. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org It's really important to talk so I hope that you can get some support.

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Alcoholic sister, living abroad by

Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry to hear about your worries concerning your sister's drinking and can feel how frustrating it is for you not being able to communicate with your brother in law. I work for The Icarus Trust, a charity that supports people who are having to deal with the addictive behaviour of a family member. We know how hard that is so you may feel it helpful to speak with one of our team of trained and experienced people. As you say it may help to 'get it all out' by talking with someone who understands what you are going through, and who may be able to signpost you to other help that is available. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope that this is helpful. Good luck.

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Isolated alone and feeling very emotional by

Hi, I'm sorry that you are having so much to cope with right now, your son's addiction as well as your husband's heart operation. It must feel very tough but please don't blame yourself for not knowing about your son. We've all been there! At least he is seeing a counsellor and hopefully that will help him. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust. We offer help to people coping with the addictions of a close family member. We have trained people who you could talk with. They are very experienced and would understand what you are going through, and would offer advice and help. If you contact us we would put you in touch with one of them. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Good luck with everything.

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Alcohol Dependant Husband by

Hi Amelia Jane, I'm really sad to read how badly your husband's drinking has affected your relationship with him . As Tess said you must feel emotionally drained trying to cope with him and keeping things together for your children. May be it would be good for you to have some support for yourself. I work for The Icarus Trust which is a charity there to support people like yourself, who are dealing with the addictions of a partner or family member. One of our team of very experienced trained people could be allocated to you if you contact us. They would listen to you and try to help you find a way ahead. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the best to you and your family.

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Help! by

Hi Joanna, It sounds really tough what you are going through. I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with so much scary stuff trying to support your son. If you would like to talk with someone who would understand how you are feeling and what you are going through please contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that supports people dealing with the addictions of a person close to them. We have a team of very experienced trained people and if you contact us you could be put in touch with one of them. They would listen and try to help. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope all goes well for you and your son.

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Help for my brother by

Hi Caztini, Thanks for posting. I'm sorry to read how worried you are about your brother's alcohol addiction. It must be scary not to know where he is. Sadly things won't change for him until he wants to seek professional help for himself but you might want to access some support for yourself. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust which offers support to people going through what you are at the moment, having to deal with the addiction of a close family member. We know how hard it is so we have a team of people available that you could talk with. They will listen and hopefully help you to cope, as well giving advice about what other help is available. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the best.

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