Provider: Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force
Address: Unit 6, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway
Contact: Western Regional Drugs Task Force
Telephone: 091 480056
This online program aims to help families with practical strategies about how to talk to loved ones about their substance use, better respond to and manage challenging behaviours and practice self-care. Information on where to access additional help and support is provided.
This is an evidence based program which aims to
1) Provide family members with facts around addiction and substances, how substances effect the body, the cycle of addiction and how families can support their loved ones in making changes in regards to their drug use
2) Provide strategies to help family members talk about drug use, set boundaries, develop safety plans and work on self care. We will also explore managing challenging behaviours and keeping family members safe and functioning during difficult times.
3) The program will provide family members with skills and knowledge to navigate the drug treatment system and obtain the best possible outcomes for loved ones. We will explore some of the barriers to seeking help and how to overcome these. All participants are given information about other supports that they can avail of.
This programme is designed specifically for family members who are concerned about a loved one's alcohol or drug use.
(If you are a professional working in the region and interested in finding out more about Drug & Alcohol Family Support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
To be family members who are concerned about a loved one's alcohol or drug use.
See WRDATF website booking form (training calendar) https://www.wrdatf.ie/training.php
Trainer is Maria Powers, WRDATF Family Support Worker. The WRDATF education team provide a wide range of training and education programmes for those living in the west of Ireland.