Many families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs or alcohol. It’s a difficult situation for everyone involved, but help and support is available.
Whether you’re the parent, friend or partner of a person, there are some common issues you’re likely to face.
It can be hard to accept that the person has an addiction to begin with. When the reality sinks in, it can be difficult to know what to do first.
The good news is it isn’t just happening to you, and there are organisations and services who can offer you lots of support and help.
For useful information, contact numbers and online films about the help available and how to get it visit the NHS website – Advice for families of people who use drugs
Aspire is a partnership organisation set up by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and registered charity The Alcohol & Drug Service (ADS).
We pride ourselves on being innovative and forward thinking, and work closely with the recovery communities we serve to provide flexible, responsive services, which offer the best possible recovery outcomes for all our service users.