Parents and Carers Services

The impact on families of drug or alcohol use often gets overlooked, and families can feel very isolated and alone.  They may feel unsure of what help is available or how to access it, or even where to go to get information and advice.

Worcestershire County Council is committed to providing help and support to people struggling to cope with a loved one’s substance misuse, and to offer a signposting service to other support that is available. We hope that you will find this website a useful resource that helps you to access the information, advice and support you need to deal with the difficult issues that arise from substance misuse.

Pathways to Recovery Family Project and Pressure Point Helpline

Advice, support, one to one and group work for parents, friends or siblings concerned about someone else’s drug use.

Al-Anon

Group support for anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking

Worcestershire Young Carers (part of Youth Support Services)

Supporting young carers aged 0-25 and their families.

The Family Information Services

An online service for parents, carers and young people. Very simple to use and allows you to find services local to you.

Parentline

A free helpline providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

PAD (Parents And Partners Against Drugs)

Peer support for people affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

Families Unite

Peer support for people affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

SAFE (Substance Abuse Family and Friends Enterprise)

Peer support for people affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

AdFam

Information, training and support for carers, support groups and professionals working with those affected by other people's drug use.