We support family and friend carers who are affected by someone else’s drinking and/or drug use. You can receive free information and support and all our services are confidential.
At Carers Support, we can offer a range of free, friendly and confidential options including:
Individual appointments at a time and place that suits you
Information about drugs and alcohol
Local drop in services and support groups
Support and information packs sent out by post or email
If you would like more information about any of these services, please call us on 0300 028 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A guide to family support services: For those with a family member struggling with harmful drinking life can be extremely difficult. This fact sheet provides a list of the main organisations in the UK providing support for families.
Refer yourself or someone else for support: The First Step team provides a single point of contact across the West Sussex Drug and Alcohol Network teams managing all incoming communications to the service. Their new team will direct you to the right person and get the information you need quickly and easily.
Supporting your partner of loved one: Harmful drinking can cause significant issues not only for the drinker, but also for members of their family in the form of health problems, financial worries, relationship breakdown and parenting difficulties.