WRDATF Family Support Drug Related IntimidationFamily Support Drug Related Intimidation

Eight Steps To Responding To Intimidation

Eight Steps To Responding To Intimidation

  1. Get access to a confidential space, agree confidentiality and what this means

  1. Explain the approach of the service to the issue of intimidation

  1. Explore the situation or instance of intimidation

  1. If the family member was not aware of the relative’s drug use then provide support and information in relation to this

  1. If the threat has been communicated through the drug user explore with the family member that the threat may not be genuine

  1. Explain Garda Supports

  1. Informal meeting

  2. Formal complaint

  1. Discuss the support available to the family member/service user if they choose not to access Garda support and

  1. Decide not to respond to the demands of the intimidator

  2. Decide to respond to the demands of the intimidator

  1. Do not give advice to the family member/service user in relation to payment or non-payment, do explore the pros and cons of their dilemma