Family Support

family supportWhy would I want my family to receive support?
Living with or having a relative with an alcohol or drug problem can be a very stressful experience. The needs of family members in these situations are important in addition to the needs of the alcohol and/or drug using relative.
Family members of people with alcohol and drugs problems show high rates of stress and are therefore at increased risk of physical and emotional health problems. By working with whole families, Lifeline Journey aims to help reduce the amount of stress within the family, all of which can lead to stronger support and motivation for you and your family.

What are the benefits to me and my recovery?
Research shows that keeping your family involved in your treatment can increase your chances of success and may help you through possible relapse.
Having family support can help you to seek support for your drug or alcohol use, help you to progress through this treatment and support, reduce the possibility of you relapsing into drug or alcohol use, and support you in your long term goals.

How can support from Lifeline Journey benefit my family?
Lifeline Journey offers a free and confidential support service to family members. We can offer on to one and telephone support to give your family the opportunity to talk through how they are feeling and to increase their knowledge of substance use.
We can also refer them to our partner service “Explore Family” for ongoing support. Not only will this help your family to support you in your own recovery, it will also help them to focus on their own physical and emotional wellbeing.