Here at Cadas we understand the impact a person’s substance use can have on their loved ones or carers. Our Parent, Carer, Family Support Service is designed to support people who are caring for, or are affected by, someone with a drug and/or alcohol misuse problem. For example – a spouse, or a child affected by their parent’s substance use.
We also support carers (regardless of who they are caring for and why) who, due to the nature of the caring role, have begun to misuse drugs and/or alcohol themselves as a way to manage and cope with their situation.
Finally, we support family members and carers to understand the role they can play in their loved one’s recovery. For example, there are statistics that clearly show how support from others can help individuals make a better and more sustained recovery.
Our support activities vary. We offer peer group support, plus 1:1 therapeutic support for those carers struggling with their own mental health. We also offer a wide range of health and wellbeing activities as both an opportunity for respite, and as a way of providing well-being techniques that can be taken away and used at home.