Families Also Matter

We can help to reduce the impact of someone else's drug or alcohol use on their families and friends.

Living with someone who misuses drugs or alcohol can be exhausting. Most people caring for someone with a drug and alcohol problem find the focus of their attention is on the behaviour and consequences of the behaviour of the person using drugs or alcohol.

How we help

There are a number of ways that we can help, depending on your level of need. The first thing you might want to do is assess your own needs using our anonymous online tool, webFAM.

In our service, we also offer:

  • Help from other family members in similar situations
  • Structured support groups
  • Sessions with the family member and the person using drugs or alcohol, together
  • 1:1 sessions for support, advice and counselling
  • Reach Out, a dedicated annual conference for families and carers