When parents are in drug and alcohol treatment it can have a big effect on those around them especially for any children.
Our Family Support is about helping families early on. We will work with the family and alongside their recovery worker, provide a rounded package of support, as well as linking in with other external services.
We want to help you, your children, your spouse and any other family members through your recovery journey and make your home as safe as possible.
Range of support:
We can provide up to 12 weeks of interventions on the following:
- Building child resilience
- Dealing with behaviour & discipline
- Family stress
- Managing child & parent anxieties
- Nutrition & exercise
- Healthy relationships
- Effects of substance misuse on parenting & children
- Learning to play
We also offer targeted support for parents with children with additional needs
If you are pregnant or thinking about starting a family, we have a range of leaflets and guidance which we have developed in partnership with the specialist midwife service which can be found in the links below. These give advice on various drugs and the impact they can have on a pregnancy.
We work closely with the Specialist Midwife services to make sure you and your baby are happy and healthy.
Sometimes extra support for a family is required and we work with agencies such as Early Help, Domestic Abuse services, housing and many others to provide a strong package of care for your family.
Friends and Family:
It can be worrying when a friend or family member is misusing drugs or alcohol. Often it creates lots of problems not just for the person using the substances but for those around them as well.
As a friend or family member there is often a lot of stigma, shame and isolation that comes with having someone we care about misuse substances. When you find out that someone you care about is using drugs and alcohol it can often bring up lots of emotions such as anger, fear and confusion.
To get support for yourself as a friend or family member please call 0800 233 5444 and select the appropriate area, where you will be put in touch with one of our family leads who will talk with you and offer you a range of support through a difficult time.