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Man sitting alone contemplating life choices. Our Addiction Philosophy at Prodigal Family Services

Our Addiction Philosophy

At Prodigal Family Services, we measure addiction not by litres or grams, but by the stress is puts on relationships.


This stress negatively impacts the substance user's relationship with family, friends, the community, and with themselves. Often this stress is felt first by family and friends, who suffer as a result of another's substance use, resulting in conflict and unproductive interventions.

For the user, the substance becomes a barrier, isolating them from their support network, their purpose as a contributing member of the community, and their true identity and corresponding beliefs. This isolation creates emotional suffering, resulting in a dependence on the substance as a substitute for healthy relationships.

At Prodigal Family Services, our therapeutic intervention has one of two entry points.

1: Family/Friends Experiencing Suffering 

2: The Substance User Experiencing Suffering.


Our aim is to facilitate a therapeutic relationship within the counselling space that transforms the way you relate within your own unique context, therefore equipping and empowering you to bring about the change you desire.

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Our Addiction Philosophy
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