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A community response to alcohol and other drug issues in the City of Yarra

What is Family Support?

The model of family support that Apod advocates is peer family support. This is where a number of people with a common problem, in our case, living with someone affected by substance use, come together to share their experiences.

The benefits of Family Support

  • It interrupts the negative dynamic of substance use within the family
  • It helps family members look after their own needs
  • It helps families influence the person using drugs to make constructive choices
  • It helps families to work with other service agencies
  • It enables families to be a resource to their own communities
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