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Families & Carers

Pat, who is part of DHI's Families & Carers team Pat, who is part of DHI's Families & Carers team

DHI is working to reduce the impact on families and others affected by someone else's drug and alcohol use by supporting them with relevant information, coping strategies and problem management. We also promote the benefits of families being involved positively in treatment wherever possible.

The Families Also Matter service (FAM) offers 1:1 counselling, 4TWO (for any two family members, including those in treatment), family conferences and family support groups.

FAM organises Saturday seminars where family members can meet in a mutually supportive environment and attend workshops.

Limited funding is available for South Gloucestershire residents to apply for a place on the Broadway Lodge Family Programmes (one day or three days). To be eligible for this programme, family members are expected to attend the family group for at least six sessions prior to application and four sessions following completion.

FAM also offers training for other professionals on working with families and substance misuse.

The graphic at the bottom of this page is our leaflet on Families Also Matter and we can send a copy to those interested. Please contact us (note: some details on the leaflets may in time become out of date).

DHI also runs a families group in Bath. More details