Free Information Book for Families Affected by Substance Use

Family Support Handbook

Free Information Book for Families Affected by Substance Use

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Taskforce and the HSE West Drug Service recently developed a free information book for families affected by substance use. This book is for anyone who has a family member misusing drugs or alcohol, including parents, children, siblings, partners, grandparents and friends.

This book was put together by practitioners working in the area of drug and alcohol support and is based on recommendations from family members that had previously sought information and support.

The book provides lots of different pieces of information including signs and symptoms of drug use, drugs & the law, health issues, addiction, effects on families, crime & prison, self-care and information on support services.

Copies are available for download at:
Hard copies are available also in the WRDATF offices, please contact Debbie / 087 6955557.


More on Children & Young People Support HERE
More on Child Protection HERE
More on Parenting & Family Support Services HERE
More on Substance Misuse & Addiction HERE