Addiction occurs in almost all families. This ranges from the compulsion not to miss a series on TV, the abuse of legal substances such as nicotine and alcohol to illegal drugs. Also media dependence is widespread, especially among children and adolescents.
Normally not only the dependent person but his whole environment needs support. Partners, parents and children in particular can be burdened heavily by the dependence of a family member. The feeling of shame and guilt, aggression and financial problems aggravates the situation.
In therapy talks you can find out whether you are dependent (or co-dependent) and what is necessary to get rid of it. Even after withdrawal and hospitalization, therapeutic support is important to develop and maintain a new way of life
If a family member is dependent and does not want to change their behavior at the moment, you should still seek help for yourself.
I offer counseling in English, German and Latvian. If you or your relatives have a problem with addiction, please do not hesitate to contact me!