Insight - Drug and Alcohol Family Support Program

The online program aims to help families with practical strategies about how to talk to loved ones about their substance use, better respond to and manage challenging behaviours and practice self-care. Information on where to access additional help and support is provided.

This is an evidence-based program which aims to

  • Provide family members with facts around addiction and substances, how substances effect the body, the cycle of addiction and how families can support their loved ones in making changes in regards to their drug use
  • Provide strategies to help family members talk about drug use, set boundaries, develop safety plans and work on self-care.
  • We will also explore managing challenging behaviours and keeping family members safe and functioning during difficult times.
Sessions will last no more than 1 hour and will run online Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.30pm. You can attend all sessions or choose which one(s) as of interest to you.

Course Duration: 1 hour per week

Number of Places Available: 14

Who Should Attend?
Family members concerned about a loved one's drug/alcohol use.

Dates & Venues:
July 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd, 9th & 16th

Trainer:
Maria Powers, WRDATF Family Support Coordinator

Course Description:
The online program aims to help families with practical strategies about how to talk to loved ones about their substance use, better respond to and manage challenging behaviours and practice self-care. Information on where to access additional help and support is provided.

This is an evidence-based program which aims to

  • Provide family members with facts around addiction and substances, how substances effect the body, the cycle of addiction and how families can support their loved ones in making changes in regards to their drug use
  • Provide strategies to help family members talk about drug use, set boundaries, develop safety plans and work on self-care.
  • We will also explore managing challenging behaviours and keeping family members safe and functioning during difficult times.
Sessions will last no more than 1 hour and will run online Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.30pm. You can attend all sessions or choose which one(s) as of interest to you.

Course Content:
Topics covered:

  • Understanding Addiction
  • Addiction and Mental
  • Health Family Dynamics
  • Boundaries and Safety
  • Communicate with confidence
  • Recovery for the family

Learning Outcomes:
The program will provide family members with skills and knowledge to navigate the drug treatment system and obtain the best possible outcomes for loved ones. We will explore some of the barriers to seeking help and how to overcome these. All participants are given information about other supports that they can avail of.

Trainer Profile:
Maria Powers, WRDATF Family Support Coordinator

Certification/Accreditation:

How to book:

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