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5 Step Family Support

The 5 step method family programme aims to reduce the stress and strain of a family member's alcohol and drug misuse.

  • Step 1: involves talking about your stressful situation and exploring the emotional, physical and mental impacts this has on your life.
  • Step 2: is about increasing accurate information and knowledge relevant to your situation.
  • Step 3: looks at how you and other family members are responding and coping.
  • Step 4: looks at assess what social support formal and informal you have in place and if there are any gaps.
  • Step 5: looks at where to go next and your needs going forward.

This programme has a manual and worksheets for further reading in between sessions.