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What We Offer

Drug & Alcohol Family Support provides:

The service is currently operating over the phone and online. We primarily offer 121 support to family members so they can work through the impact substance misuse has on their life and how to cope with their family member in a private setting. We also offer evidence-based group programmes online that focus on developing skills and understanding of substance misuse such as 5 step model and community reinforcement and family training.

One to one support:

A safe and non-judgemental space where you are listened to and supported. The family support worker will help you identify and work with your needs, goals and strengths.

Group support:

Online group support with 5 step and CRAFT evidence-based programmes.


Give relevant information on drugs, alcohol, and the effects substance misuse has on individuals and the family to both concerned people and other professionals working with substance misuse issues.

Evidenced based support programmes:

The provision of family support programmes such as 5-Step and CRAFT. 5-Step is a programme working with the stress and strain substance misuse has on a family member. CRAFT is a family programme developing skills such as communication and problem solving. Other tools used include Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mental Health 1st Aid, Mindfulness and Self-care.

Referral options:

Provide sign posting to further services based on needs.


Family support workers can apply with you for a bursary for external supports you may need to promote your well-being.

Respite and wellness options:

Planned events for family members.

Promoting Self-care:

Tools and resources such as mindfulness to promote physical, mental and social health and well-being.