Family & Friends

Family-and-Friends

Having a loved one with drugs, alcohol and gambling problems in your family can be a particularly stressful experience.

You may be experiencing feelings of anger, fear, betrayal, guilt, isolation and loss of control. It does not just affect the individual, families are also affected and can recover too!


You are not alone

There are many people like you. If you are a relative, partner or friend of someone who has a problem and you are reading this, you may have tried every way you know how to help to change the situation and to understand what is happening.

Families, friends and loved ones matter. And it is important that you find the support and information you need.


Free, confidential and non-judgemental

SIAS recognises the importance of providing support services for families in their own right and as such has a range of services available to suit your needs.

We offer a free, confidential and non-judgemental service. We will treat you with respect and understanding as we support you.


Improve quality of life

Research suggests that where families are adequately supported, loved ones are more likely to engage in treatment, complete treatment successfully, and are more likely to maintain their new lifestyle.

If the person you care about is not ready to enter treatment, we can still support you and other family members to improve the quality of your lives.