Loving an addict is one of the hardest things someone can do. This week we hear people’s reactions to Antonia’s Rolls’ exhibition, ‘Addicts and Those Who Love Them’.
In episode 1 of Drawn to a Deeper Story, Antonia spoke about being the parent of an addict. She invited me to her exhibition in Brighton and I went along to to talk to people as they came out.
This type of exhibition creates a visceral space and being part of people’s processing experiences felt like an important conversation to have.
Photos from the exhibition
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Resources for help
In the UK
Adfam – help for families dealing with drug and alcohol addiction
Al Anon – Family group support alcohol addiction, drug addiction and addictive behaviours
Carers UK – Support for carers
Samaritans – FREE Help – Tel: 116 123, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Psychology Society – Find a Psychologist
Mind – Addiction and Dependency Support
In the USA
National Institute of Mental Health – a range of helplines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Tel: 1-800-273-8255
American Psychologist Association – Psychologist Finder
USA Government – Help for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Beyond Blue – Mental health support
Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation with support services
The Black Dog Institute – Medical health resources, services and research
SANE Australia – Counselling support, Tel: 1800 187 263 (10am – 10pm)
Alcohol and Drug Foundation – Help and Support Services
OR contact medical services in your country.