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Family and Friends
The term ‘family and friends’ refers to anyone affected directly by someone else’s substance misuse who is aiming to support and help that person or who has been bereaved by substance misuse.
Substance misuse has the potential to negatively impact on the family and friends of substance misusers as well as the individuals themselves. N-DAP recognises this and the vital role that family and friends can play in its work.
N-DAP aims to reduce the harm caused by substance misuse to family and friends by:
Resources for Family & Friends
Family and Friends Drug and Alcohol Information and Suport Services
The new edition of the N-DAP Family and Friends Support Services Guide contains information about services across the county that are working to improve the lives of those who are affected by the substance misuse of others. These include one to one support services, telephone helplines, support groups, bereavement counselling and services that provide a break (respite).
Family and Friends Referral Form
The N-DAP Family and Friends Referral Form can be used to refer to Family and Friends Support Services. Please see the accompanying guidance on its use. The majority of services will also accept self-referrals.
Are you affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use?
This leaflet provides advice and information for people who might be affected by someone else's substance use.
Find organisations and agencies which provide useful information and advice concerning a number of issues to do with substance misuse on our Useful Links page.