Family Support & Info
For the family of people using alcohol or other drugs
Why do people take drugs?
There are a lot of reasons why people take drugs and ADIS can provide you with support, information and referral if you have concerns about your family member. These reasons may relate to stress, anxiety, emotional or behavioural management, self medication (trying to manage psychological symptoms), peer behaviour, trauma, or habit, but are specific to each individual and hard to generalise.
There are several helpful websites that may be of assistance
Your Room the place for drug + alcohol information
The NSW Health Drug Info website covers a variety of issues that may help you to communicate with your young person around alcohol and drug use.
http://www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au/ also covers a variety of issues that may help you to communicate with your young person around alcohol and drug use. Click on the Parents and Carers tab.
Other helpful websites
Family Drug Support, information and support for families and friends of alcohol and drug users
SMART Recovery Help for Family & Friends
Cannabis: information for families from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
Further information and support is available from the Alcohol & Drug Information Service 24/7
|Sydney metropolitan||02 9361 8000|
|Regional and rural NSW Freecall||1800 422 599*|