Families and Carer Support

Are you affected by someone else’s substance use?

Families, friends, partners, and carers can all be affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. You may be worried, anxious or feel isolated and have no one to take too.

It’s important to remember that you are not alone. However, by not seeking support and talking about these feelings and experiences you could be affecting your own emotional and mental wellbeing.

How can we help?

We are now running Community Reinforcement and Family Training (C.R.A.F.T) which teaches family members and friends effective strategies for helping their loved ones and themselves.

We can also signpost onto other services and peer support groups in the local area.


Branches – Peer Support

NEW Branches leaflet

Branches Information Leaflet


Useful links

Adfam – providing direct support to families through publications, training and outreach work.

Tel: 020 7553 7640  Web: www.adfam.org.uk

Al-Anon – provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings held in the North East.

Tel: 020 7403 0888   Web: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Carers Together – provides information and support to all carers in Middlesbrough.

 Tel: 01642 488977   Web: www.carerstogether.co.uk