What is Landsforbundet Mot Stoffmisbruk (LMS)?
LMS is an organization that helps families and others cope when someone they care for have a drug addiction problem. Our most important task is to provide information and guidance, which is based on knowledge and personal experience.
What does it mean to be close to a person with a drug addiction?
One can experience drug addiction in the family, among friends or among colleagues. Drug addiction is widespread both geographically and across social strata. Everyday life is often consumed by worrying and chaos. It is not easy to know what to do and where to turn when someone you care for have a drug addiction problem. We know that it can be difficult to talk to someone about this.
How can we at LMS help you?
LMS helps with information, support and the opportunity to meet others in the same situation. We help you:
- with information about your own rights and opportunities
- process events and give vent to your own thoughts and emotions
- by providing advice on how to best safeguard your own health needs
- to receive help and support to cope with the stresses of living with someone who abuses substances
- to find resources within yourself or your own network
Would you like to speak to someone?
Get in touch by completing the form on our website.
Get in touch by e-mail, or come for a talk at our offices at Tøyen.
Both services are free. Please mention which type of dialogue you prefer in your enquiry.
We can see your e-mail address, so this is not a service that provides full anonymity.
- Reply for conversation: First we receive an enquiry from you by e-mail, which is then sent to a translator. Thereafter we agree on a time you may come to us with for a conversation with an interpreter present. This service is free.
- Reply by e-mail: First we receive an enquiry from you by e-mail, which is then sent to a translator. Then we will write a response, which we send for translation, before sending it to you. Here one may expect a response time of up to two weeks. This service is free.
Information on drugs
It is not always easy to discover another person’s drug addiction. Frequently, indications of a drug addiction problem may have other explanations. Common to all drugs is that they affect the mood of the person under the influence. Impaired coordination and difficulty concentrating are also symptoms of a drug addiction. Indications depend on the type of substance, way of life, and how long a person has used drugs. Often one will see changes to an individual’s behaviour, physical changes, and social behaviour.
It is not easy to know what to do and where to turn when someone you care for has a drug addiction problem. We know that it can be difficult to talk to someone about this. If you have a suspicion, or would like more information, please get in touch.