Families / Supporters
Having someone you care about who uses substances can create many problems for families and carers.
The stigma and shame associated with substance use often means families and carers suffer in silence, creating severe isolation which can then result in depression and other associated health problems.
Due to the vast increase in people with problematic substance use its family members, supporters and friends who are the true first responders; they are the ones on the front lines of the battle, and who suffer the emotional wounds.
ARC provides services for those supporting someone struggling with their use of substances: