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Shortlisted for Louth PPN Awards 2019

Shortlisted for Louth PPN Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that Deidre Kenny, a volunteer with the Family Addiction Support Network, has been shortlisted for a PPN Award in the category of Outstanding Individual. The Family Addiction Support Network a voluntary organisation with no core funding...

FASN shortlisted in Spark Change Awards

FASN shortlisted in Spark Change Awards

The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) is delighted to announce that their organisation has been shortlisted for the Spark Change Awards in the Campaigner, Storyteller, Includer and Connector categories. FASN is one of eighteen organisations who have been...

Press Release: Support the Family – Improve the Outcome!

Press Release: Support the Family – Improve the Outcome!

The Family Addiction Support Network was delighted to launch the report on its recently commissioned research “A study on how families are affected by substance misuse in the North East Region of Ireland “on the 14th May 2019 at 9.30am at the Carnbeg Hotel, Armagh...

SEVEN STAGES

SEVEN STAGES

Stages of addiction Stage One: Unknowing This describes when families are unable to recognize the existence of a drug problem in their homes, either ignoring early telltale signs or attributing them to signs of adolescence. Often by the time this stage is over the...

PROCESS OF ADDICTION

PROCESS OF ADDICTION

The process of addiction and the wheel of change It may be useful to examine the process of addiction and the stages that a person goes through when trying to make changes in their lives. When a person is using drugs they go through a number of stages. These stages...

5-STEP METHOD

5-STEP METHOD

What is the 5-Step Method? Key aspects and principles of the 5-Step Method This intervention is focused on affected and concerned family members - In contrast to other models used with family members in the addiction field, the 5-Step Method is clearly focused on the...

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