Supporting Loved Ones Through Addiction

Drug and alcohol addictions are prevalent, and there seems to be no end in sight to drug-related deaths in this country. An addict will not fully be aware of the consequences of his or her addiction purely because their mind is in a haze and is focussed on one thing only, and that is the drug he or she is abusing.

This can be extremely concerning and disturbing for family members, especially those that fear their loved ones may not make it much longer. However, it is important to show an addicted loved one that they are supported and cared for. In some cases, addiction will claim the life of the addict before their family and friends have had the chance to show them this; in such situations, many continue to show that these individuals were loved even after their death.

Paying Respects

The Brink is hosting the ninth annual Merseyside Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Event at the end of November. This event is presented by parent charity Action on Addiction and offers individuals and families a chance to share personal readings, testimonies and reflections about their deceased loved ones. The Parr Street venue will be full of members of the public and the recovery community to remember and pay their respects to those who have succumbed to drug addiction and alcoholism.

Solace to Those Who Have Lost Someone

Carl Bell, the general manager of The Brink, said, “Year on year, Action on Addiction’s Merseyside Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Event brings solace to those who have lost a loved one. The ninth annual vigil will see a remembrance roll call displaying the names of those lost to addiction, followed by a minute’s silence in memory of friends and family members. The evening will draw to a close with music and the releasing of commemorative balloons, whereby guests can write their own messages on the night.”

Hope and Inspiration

All the Brink’s profits will go straight back to the community to support the recovery of alcohol and drug addicts. Bell said, “While the Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Event is a time for reflection and remembering those that we have lost, it’s also important to recognise the stories of hope and inspiration. Anyone who has lost a loved one or who has been affected are more than welcome to come along and join us on the evening.

“Through our collective recovery efforts and focus on helping people get back on track with their lives after battling and overcoming drug and alcohol addictions, we hope that the number of positive life transformations will continue to increase across Merseyside and further afield.”

Help and Support When Overcoming Addiction

Here at Blue Skies Recovery, our aim is to ensure that you or your loved one make it through addiction and come out the other side to move on and live a happy, sober life. We want to make our clinic as comfortable as possible, should you decide to use us for your treatment, so that you feel positive about your stay with us. All treatments will be discussed with you, and we will explain why we feel a particular treatment will benefit your specific needs.

If you need that push into recovery, do not hesitate to speak to us today and one of our helpful professionals will talk you through everything you need to know. Everything you tell us will be kept completely confidential, so you do not have to worry about anyone else finding out; we just want to help you on your journey to sobriety. If you need our assistance, contact us today, and we will be more than happy to discuss matters with you.

Source: Brink to host annual Merseyside candlelight vigil (Liverpool Echo)

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