Addiction Series Pt 3 - Creating Safe Spaces for Help-Seeking
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Finding Sanctuary
Addiction Series Pt 3 - Creating Safe Spaces for Help-Seeking
Jun 21, 2024 Episode 21
HSH Initiative

Key Takeaways:

  • Addiction often leads to a profound loss of connection within families, resulting in loved ones feeling desperate to seek help.
  • The secrecy surrounding addictive behavior stems not only from a desire to maintain the habit but also from an attempt to protect loved ones from the burden.
  • Trust is a central aspect of relationships that can be greatly compromised by addiction, leading to significant challenges in family dynamics.
  • The therapeutic process emphasizes non-judgmental listening and creating a safe space for individuals to feel heard, validated, and supported.
  • Conversations about addiction and seeking help should be approached with compassion, and therapy can provide a path for individuals and families to reconstruct trust and find healing.


Notable Quotes:

"Nobody wants to drag a family member kicking and screaming... They're desperate." - Natalie Moujalli

"It's sad, but we gotta remember, too, it can have a happy ending." - Eddie Reaiche

"A good therapist would be creating a safe environment so we can remove all our masks." - Eddie Reaiche

"Truth needs to be softened by love, and love needs to be softened by truth." - Natalie Moujalli

"Being able to unpack some of the stories we tell ourselves, that's part of the goal of getting help." - Debbie Draybi



WORKSHOP - The Impact of Addiction on Family and Friends

Thursday, 27th of June 2024, 7pm-9pm
CTR Parish Centre
669 Old Northern Rd, Dural
Entry via Franlee Rd.
To register:
https://hshl.org.au/wp/workshop-registration/

WORKSHOP - The Impact of Addiction on Family and Friends

Thursday, 27th of June 2024, 7pm-9pm
CTR Parish Centre
669 Old Northern Rd, Dural
Entry via Franlee Rd.
To register:
https://hshl.org.au/wp/workshop-registration/


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