An introduction to working with families, drugs and alcohol, Exeter, Wednesday, 20. March 2019

Adfam is the national charity working to improve support for families affected by drug and alcohol use. Adfam delivered specialist training on families and substance use for almost as long as it has existed – since 1984!
This event, kindly supported by the John Ellerman Foundation, is for any practitioner that works with ***** family members affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse. The day will familiarise participants with the impacts of substance use within families, and will provide practitioners with a range of brief intervention techniques to be used within families.
 By the end of the day participants will be able to:

Recognise the potential impact of substance use on families.

Identify behaviours associated with someone who cares for a substance user.

Identify the work they undertake with family members and the types of interventions they currently use.

Identify the best ways families can support each other at various stages of the ‘Cycle of Change’.

Consider the effectiveness of brief interventions models and their use with family members.

Use the Blue Light model to support a family member of someone affected by problematic drug or alcohol use.

Consider how to utilise the techniques they have learnt in their practice with families.

This event will be taking place in Exeter. The venue will be confirmed in due course. 

An introduction to working with families, drugs and alcohol

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