Families and Carer Support

Are you affected by someone else’s substance use?

Family, friends, partners and carers can all be affected by someone else’s substance use. You may be worried, anxious, feel isolated and have no-one to talk to. It is important to remember you are not alone, and taking a step to talk about these feelings and experiences will help your emotional and mental wellbeing.

If you are looking for support and advice for families of substance users in Middlesbrough, Gateshead and the surrounding areas, then we are here to help you and your loved ones.

We want to make sure you gain all the information and support you need, as well an understanding what the next steps are.

Through us you can get access to our Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) programme, which teaches family members and friends effective strategies to give support and cope in these situations.

We can also give you information about other services and peer support groups in the local area.

Branches – Peer Support

Branches Support Information  – helpful information about how Branches can help you.

Branches Key Contact Information – useful contact details of support organisations.

Other 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