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Posts by Icarus Trust

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Hi Jo, So sorry that you can't talk with anyone about your partner's drinking. It must be hard feeling isolated especially with a new baby. Perhaps you would like to contact The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that supports people going through what you are, having to deal with the addiction of someone close to you. We have a team of very experienced and trained people who are there to listen and provide support and you could be put in touch with one of them if you contact us. They will also let you know what other help is available. Maybe you would feel less isolated having someone to talk with who understands. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Good luck.

I don’t understand by

Hi Laura, So glad to read that things are improving for you and your husband and that he is now realising that he needs help. You don't sound at all selfish but very positive and strong. Its's so hard what you are going through and if you felt you needed a bit of help for yourself please contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support for people who are dealing with the impact of a family member's addiction. Talking with one of our experienced people might help you to find a way forward. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Hoping that this is useful. All the best to you.

by Hox

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Where do I begin by

Hi Kim, I'm so sorry to read your post about your son's drug habit and how badly it is affecting you. It must seem really tough but you are not alone and there is help out there. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust who try to support people like yourself who are dealing with a family member's addiction. If you would like to contact us you could talk with one of our experienced people who would be able to answer your questions and tell you about what other help is available. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org I hope this is helpful. Good luck.

by DNAnon

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Heartbroken by

Hi, It is very tough and I feel for you for you as it's not going to change for him until he needs help. However you are not alone and the guys on this site are great and really supportive, but if you would like some more help for yourself please contact The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support to people like yourself who are dealing with the addiction of a family member or friend. We have people you could talk with who are trained and experienced and would understand what you are coping with. Maybe you would find that helpful. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org

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Finding out that your partner has used cocaine by

Hi Ali, Thanks for sharing your story. I'm sorry that your partner feels scared to talk to someone who could help him and really hope that he is able to do this. I think Lou is right that maybe you would find it useful to talk with someone who could answer some of your questions about your partner's addiction. You might like to contact us at The Icarus Trust as we are a charity that supports people who are dealing with a family member or friend's addiction. You could be put in touch with one of our experienced people who would understand what you are dealing with and give you information that you might find useful. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Good luck with it all Ali and keep strong.

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Brother by

Hi Natalie, I'm sorry to read your post and see how your brother's drinking and drug taking affects both you and your mum. It's very difficult for you as he does need to accept he needs help to be able to change. If you and your mum would like any support for yourselves please contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support to the families of people with addictions, because we know how hard it is to cope with this. If you contact us we can put you in touch with one of our trained and experienced people who would listen and try to help you find a way through. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Good luck with everything.

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Any advice please? by

Hi Pjay So sorry to read your post about your dad's withdrawal symptoms which must seem really scary. It's very tough for you so please contact us at The Icarus Trust if you would like some support. We are a charity helping people like you deal with the impact of another person's addiction, and have a team of experienced people, one of whom could be assigned to you to listen, answer your questions and help you to find help. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Good luck to you and your dad.

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Bewildered by

Hi Harvey, Thank you for sharing your story. I understand that you feel so devastated but I agree with Alan that it is good to hear that your son has taken positive steps to get help. That's so important. I was wondering if you would like some help for yourself?I work for The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that provides support for people going through what you are, having to deal with the impact of a family member or friend's addiction. We have a team of people who are trained and very experienced. If you contact us we could put you in touch with one of them. They would listen to you and may be answer your questions and help you to make some sense of it all. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org Hoping things turn out well for you and your son.

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Advice and support needed by

Hi Bev, I'm so sorry to read your post about your son's drug taking and how he makes you feel guilty. It's very hard to feel strong in this situation and not surprising that you feel at the end of your tether. The guys on here are really great and very supportive of each other, but if you would like some other help please contact us at The Icarus Trust. We are a charity that tries to support people who are living with the impact of a family member or friend's addiction. We know how hard it is, but if you contact us you could be put in touch with one of our team of very experienced and trained people who would listen to you. They might be able to offer advice and let you know what other support is available , as well as being a listening ear. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the best to you.

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My son has a form of autism and is an addict by

Hi Mollie, So sorry to read your sad story and feel your frustration and fear that your son won't accept any help. Its really very tough for you and I'm sorry that you feel you have nowhere to turn to. If you would like some support please contact us at The Icarus Trust as we are a charity that provides support for people dealing with a friend or family member's addiction. We have a team of experienced and trained people and you could be put in touch with one of them if you get in touch, and hopefully you would get some useful advice. You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org All the very best.

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