Sanctuary Lodge Family Programme: Sundays from 11.30am to 12.30pm
Sanctuary Lodge understands that addiction and associated disorders do not just affect the individual suffering from them. Addiction is like casting a stone in a pond- there is a ripple effect that touches the lives of all who care and love the sufferer. Family, friends, and loved ones feel helpless and distraught as they watch the person they love continue in a cycle of self- destruction. It is not uncommon for feelings of anger and contempt to be felt towards the individual as at times they will carry out actions or say things that have a very harmful effect. Trust is completely broken, as they can no longer believe anything that the individual says. They come to hate the addict yet still love the person that they used to once know before addiction became a problem. These conflicting feelings can be difficult for anyone to handle; addiction is a complex illness with varying symptoms and each individual is different.