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Murray, Mary, ed. (2016) Family support handbook. Information for families affected by someone’s drug and alcohol use. Galway: Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

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This book was put together by practitioners working in the area of drug and alcohol support and is based on recommendations from family members that had previously sought information and support.

Table of contents
• Introduction p.3
• Information about drugs p.5
• Most commonly used drugs p.7
• Signs and symptoms of drug use p.17
• The nature and phases of drug use p.18
• What is dependency/addiction? P.19
• Understanding change p.21
• Health issues arising from substance use p.23
• Substance use and mental health p.25
• Overdose risks p.26
• Methadone p.28
• Drugs and the law p.29
• Legal aid p.34
• Drugs and the family p.37
• Self-care p.43
• What is mindfulness and meditation? P.46
• Social work and child welfare p.49
• Help for grandparents and other carers p.50
• Care options p.52
• Bereavement p.55
• Drug related intimidation p.57
• Crime & prison p.59
• Information on support services available p.61


Date:2016
Pages:68 p.
Publisher:Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force
Corporate Creators:Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force
Place of Publication:Galway
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support > Parental support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of grandparent
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
L Social psychology and related concepts > Life event > Change or event related to family or friend > Death of family member or close friend
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Services for family and children
T Demographic characteristics > Child of substance user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Mayo
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Roscommon
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Galway

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