澳门金沙城赌场 offer support to people affected by the drug and/or alcohol use of someone they know, whether that is a family member, a loved one or a friend. We refer to this group as ‘concerned others’.
Concerned others can face a number of issues as a consequence of another person’s substance use, such as stigma, loneliness and conflict within the family. These consequences can have a direct impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of concerned others, often increasing levels of stress and anxiety. 支持ing a family member with addiction can also significantly impact on a family’s finances.
We are here to provide information and support to help concerned others make changes to improve their wellbeing. We also know that changes made by concerned others can often lead to positive changes in the substance user.
澳门金沙城赌场 works with unpaid carers supporting someone with an illness, disability, mental health issue or substance use issue. Because many friends/family of someone with a substance use issue do not consider themselves as ‘carers’, we refer to this group as Concerned Others.
When we talk about someone with a substance use issue, we are thinking about someone with a problematic relationship with drug and/or alcohol. This could be someone actively using or someone who has had difficulties in the past. We recognise that although someone may have stopped using, it does not make all the challenges disappear straight away. We also know that not everyone who is using substances sees their use as a problem or wants to seek help. The substance user does not need to be seeking help for us to support you.
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澳门金沙城赌场 offers information, advice and guidance on how to manage the impact of someone else’s substance use. This could be a one-off phone call or face-to-face session to resolve a specific query, or could involve up to six sessions of structured one-to-one support.
Carers 利兹 also offers regular support groups, offering Concerned Others an opportunity to share their experiences with others who can relate to their situation in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Please call the 澳门金沙城赌场 office for information on upcoming groups and how to access them.
信息rmation sessions and workshops are organised on an ad hoc basis, dependent on need.
We also offer the opportunity to meet with a volunteer who has lived experience of addiction and can offer their insight into what addiction, and recovery, was like for them and their family.
We know that having a friend/family member who uses substances is highly stressful and can have a negative impact on your health. Some of the common challenges that people talk about are:
- 对工作的影响 还有很多
Concerned Others often neglect their own health and wellbeing in favour of the person using substances. This can be draining, leading to people becoming physically and mentally exhausted. 澳门金沙城赌场 hopes to be able to support you to manage these feelings and experiences.
- 但是，我们可以改变我们的方式 响应 我们的朋友/家人的物质的使用
- 我们可以把 边界 保护自己
- We can focus on our own recovery even if our friend/family member continues using drugs and/or alcohol
Through one-to-one sessions and group support, we can explore different coping strategies, look at how to set effective 边界 and how to maintain our own wellbeing. We can also offer a safe and supportive environment to discuss thought, feelings and emotions, without worrying about stigma or shame.
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If you would like to access our service you can contact the carers advice line on 0113 380 4300.
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