Families in all their forms play an important part in a person’s recovery.

Though if you have a loved one who is on a recovery journey, you too will be going through your own journey. Perhaps you’re a parent with a child who is recovering from a drug or alcohol dependence? Maybe you’re on a recovery journey and have kids? Or maybe you’re a young person and it’s your parent or loved one who is recovering.

Regardless of the situation, there is support and information out there for you. We’ve put together a list of resources and supports that may help you, whatever your situation may be.

Windana Family Program

Our Family Program aims to strengthen family function by focusing on one-on-one and group sessions. The one-on-one sessions focus on all the biopsychosocial (biological, psychological and social and environmental) aspects of AOD dependence and how they impact a parent’s or carer’s ability to engage, and parent their children.

This program provides support to Windana clients and residents, and the wider community. Click here to find out more.

Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)

YSAS provides residential and other support services for young people who have an alcohol or drug (AOD) dependence and/or experiencing problems with their mental health. See the links below for advice tailored to young people, parent and carers, and some other helpful resources.

Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)

SHARC provides opportunities for individuals, families and communities affected by AOD dependence and related problems to recover and achieve meaningful, satisfying and contributing lives. They have a number of family-specific groups and resources, which you can find below.

Uniting Care ReGen

ReGen is the family support arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. Their purpose is to promote health and reduce alcohol and other drug related harm. Recognising both the difficulties experienced by the loved ones of people with an AOD dependence and the important role they play in treatment support, ReGen offers a range of services for families. Find out more below. Click here to find out more.