One of the first support groups aimed solely at families caring for someone with a drug or alcohol addiction is being offered in Bedfordshire.
Local charity Carers in Bedfordshire have joined forces with Milton Keynes based DAFS (Drug Alcohol Family Support) to form a group for families of loved ones with an addiction. The group aims to help families to cope, reduce fears, talk through what is happening around them with people that can relate and understand, to help them to laugh again and above all give hope that things can change.
Support Worker at Carers in Bedfordshire, who has been instrumental in setting up the group, said:
The group will meet the second Wednesday of the month, starting on 15 September, at 7.30pm, at the Carers in Bedfordshire office, in the Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford. The next meeting will be 13 October.
Carers in Bedfordshire provides support for unpaid carers throughout Bedfordshire. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for their friend or family member who due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction, cannot cope without their support, or need extra help as they grow older.
If you care for someone with an addiction contact Carers in Bedfordshire on 0300 111 1919 and visit www.carersinbeds.org.uk/events/drug-and-alcohol-family-support-group/2021-09-15/ for further information about the group and to register.