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Family Support: Research and Reference

Academic Article
Academic Article
The impact of substance-use disorders on families is well documented in the literature, with families experiencing physical, emotional and psychological stress. Also documented is the perceived stigma experienced by those living alongside family members with substance-use disorders.
Drug & Alcohol Family Support Needs Analysis Report
Drug & Alcohol Family Support Needs Analysis Report
This report outlines research conducted by the Western Region Drugs Task Force (WRDTF) on a needs analysis for families with members affected by substance use. This needs analysis is one component of the developmental work currently being undertaken by the WRDTF and will underpin the development of its forthcoming Family Support Strategy and accompanying three-year Action Plan.

Family Support: Links

National Family Support Network


Adfam - UK National Agency supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol


Drug Information


Alcohol Information

www.alcoholireland.ie and www.drinkhelp.ie

Child & Family Agency


Support services available in the West