Living With A Drug User : For Parents

Living With A Drug User : For Parents

Living With A Drug User : For Parents


Published by ADFAM, this resource supports parents to identify and manage when their child is using substances. It explains why some people use substances and the different levels of drug use.



1. Using drugs
Addresses key issues like why people take drugs, different levels of drug use and how to spot signs of drug use.


2. Talking drugs
Gets to grips with the difficulties of open and honest conversations about drugs, and includes testimonies from real-life families.


3. Living with a drug user 
Talks about the day-to-day difficulties of living with someone using drugs and discusses issues like boundary-setting, theft and debt, how to look after yourself and how to reduce risks in the home.


4. Understanding treatment
The complexities of the treatment system can be overwhelming for families. This chapter looks at different types of drug treatment and what they offer, along with issues surrounding aftercare and relapse.


5. How to help your child
This chapter deals with how to support your child through any changes they choose to make in their behaviour, including advice on detoxing, reasons that might be behind drug use and key points to remember.


6. Useful organisations
A list of other agencies you may find it useful to contact with concerns in specific areas.




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