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Adfam. (2018) Changing lives: using peer support to promote access to services for family members affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. London: Adfam. 24 p.

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Contents:
Introduction p.03
The need: the evidence p.04
What we did: project design p.07
What we achieved p.08
The Whole Family Recovery Project: what we learned p.15
Key learning: the challenges p.19
Family Recovery Champions: our stories p.21

We designed a project model which built on our experience at Adfam, which indicates that family support should include:
• One-to-one practitioner support: listening, signposting and advice
• Information: on drugs and alcohol, self-care, communication, boundaries, keeping safe, enabling and other important topics
• Peer support: often, but not exclusively, delivered in a group setting.

Adfam believes that the key characteristics of family support are:
• Recognising the need to support family members in their own right, and not simply as a source of ‘recovery capital’ for those who use substances
• Inculcating a warm, supportive, ‘client-centred’ ethos which is responsive to individual circumstances (rather than adopting a ‘one size fits all’ approach)
• Enabling the close involvement of family members in service design.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:Adfam
Date:March 2018
Pages:24 p.
Publisher:Adfam
Corporate Creators:Adfam
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
B Substances > Alcohol
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Peer relations
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 relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Services for family and children
T Demographic characteristics > Child of person who uses substances
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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