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Here are the resources we found for addiction for parents and families:
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ReachOut Parents provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support young people in the family environment. On the website you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to young people. You will also find an online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.
Aquarius strives to help people overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling. They work closely with individuals, families and friends to lessen the impact caused by the behaviour of a loved one. Overcoming an addiction can be a difficult process but you can be sure that the staff will be dedicated to giving you and your family the attention and support that you need. They will be there to help you with each step of your journey along the way to recovery and to help you look forward to the future with the confidence that change is possible.
Wolverhampton 360 is a service aimed at helping young people who may be worried about a parent’s drinking, gambling or drug use; or may have problems of their own. Whatever the reason, experienced staff and volunteers are on hand to help to provide information advice and guidance.
MindEd for Families
MindEd for Families provides tonnes of resources on how to deal with young people in a variety of situations. The variety of situations included on this webpage is vast and covers topics like death and loss, medication, talking to your child, parenting a child with issues, sexual orientation and gender, eating disorders and what to do if your child refuses to go to school. If you need help and advice as a parent, this is the first place to go.
This short webpage is for parents and carers who may be worried that their teenager may be developing or currently has an addiction. It is also for parents who have a teenager who has a friend with an addiction. Parents and families play an important part in the recovery of a teenager from an addiction.
Addiction isn’t a choice, and people suffering from it need help to recover. The disease is caused by a variety of factors and leads to long-term negative consequences that could be deadly. Effective treatment for drug addiction and behaviour addictions exist to help addicts recover.
Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong – Johann Hari
What really causes addiction to everything, from cocaine to smart phones? How can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do and if there might be a better way. As he share in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways to thinking about an age-old problem.