Family Support – How we can help

How Family Support Helps

Family Support can help in lots of ways. It gives you the chance to be a positive role model, using a positive way to cope & to demonstrate a willingness to get help and deal with problem

  • It gives you a chance to address the impact that addiction has had in your home and to interrupt its dynamic
  • Gives you a chance to tend to your own needs, taking care of yourself is also a positive thing to model to the rest of your family.
  • You’ll get to address your own emotions and the other ways addiction has impacted you
  • You get a clearer perspective, and a chance to rethink your approach
  • You’ve a chance to tell your story to people who will understand, this can help you realize and accept where you’re at.
  • You’ll get a better understanding of how you’ve handled things and possibly find the best ways you can to cope or manage
  • You’ll feel connected, less isolated and lonely after connecting with people who have shared similar experiences
  • You’ll have the chance to build trust with people
  • You’ll get to learn about addiction and all that comes with it. You’ll learn about your options
  • You’ll have the chance to consider how you support the person who’s using

How we can help

If you are in need of help or advice, call 042 9355251 to be put in touch with one of our Family Support Specialists.

All calls are completely confidential.

Support Groups

Navan Support Group

Wednesday Evening, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Unit 2, First Floor,
Kennedy Road,
Navan,
Co. Meath

Drogheda Support Group

Thursday Evening, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

The Stables,
Batchelors’ Lane
Drogheda
Co. Louth

Dundalk Support Group

Thursday Evening, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

The Hub, Lios Dubh
Armagh Rd
Dundalk
Co.Louth

Cavan Support Group

Monday Evening (except bank holidays), 7.30pm – 9.30pm

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26 Bridge Street,
Cavan
Co. Cavan

WHAT IS FAMILY SUPPORT?

Family Support can be offered on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting. The model of family support that the Network advocates is peer family support. This is where a number of people with a common problem in our case living with drug use, come together to share their experiences.

What does a Family Support Group do?

A Family Support Group is a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place for family members to discuss issues emerging from the problem of drug or alcohol use within the family. From the shared experiences of the group, members may find useful strategies for coping with their particular problem. More importantly the support group is more than just having a group of friends. It is about respecting each other’s right to speak and to let go of the worries and stresses they have as a result of drug or alcohol use in the family.

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