Families & carers services

Put your own life mask on first

“Always put your own life mask on before trying to help someone else”. You’ve probably heard that on a plane before, and the same sentiment applies when you are caring for someone with a drug and alcohol problem.

When a family member or carer is stressed and not coping, they are at risk of burning out and are less able to help their loved one with their recovery.

Need help now?

We have developed a free and confidential web service that can be used by anyone. webFAM will help you assess your own needs, give you some advice and point you towards services that can help, including our family support groups.

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5 other people affected

It is estimated that for every person with a drug or alcohol problem, there are at least five other people directly affected: friends, partners, children, parents, siblings, grandparents and more.