Alcohol and other drug use in the family
With changing coronavirus restrictions across Australia, including schools being closed and families self-isolating together at home at times, there are challenges to consider if you or a family member is using alcohol or other drugs.
Children and young people are influenced by what they see and hear. They may become more aware of parents’ alcohol or other drug use, or some may be at risk of harms from alcohol and other drugs too.
Having a family member who uses drugs can cause stress, conflict, worry and despair. It is normal to feel helpless, frustrated, worried and upset by someone’s drug use.