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Western Region Drugs & Alcohol Task Force : family support handbook
Western Region Drugs & Alcohol Task Force
This book is for anyone who has a family member misusing drugs or alcohol, including parents, siblings, partners, grandparents and friends. This book was put together by practitioners working in the area of drug and alcohol support and is based on recommendations from family members that had previously sought information and support. Many of these family members commented that it was difficult to find accurate and relevant information and so we have endeavoured to make this information more accessible in this resource and through the links within it. It is not intended that you read this handbook in one session. We would encourage you to take some time out and find some peace and quiet with no distractions to read the sections that are relevant to you. You may also want to share it with other family members and discuss what you have read. Having this discussion may help develop options as part of a family response. Though we hope that you will find this information helpful, and that it provides some useful pointers, this handbook offers information that is general in nature so issues that may be painful for some readers are dealt with very briefly. Some sections may resonate with you and others may not. Through reading it, we hope you will find some ways to help you work through this difficult time a little more easily, and that you will realise you are not alone and that importantly support is available. Perhaps, this is a starting point where you can seek further help for you and/or other family members
Keyword(s): SUBSTANCE MISUSE; FAMILY SUPPORT; ALCOHOL MISUSE
Publication Date:
2016
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Western Region Drugs & Alcohol Task Force
First Indexed: 2017-07-06 06:30:00 Last Updated: 2018-03-13 06:52:44