Affected Others

If you are affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use you are not alone, there is support available for you.

When someone is drinking heavily or using drugs it can cause problems not only for the person misusing substances, but also for those around them, for example health problems, financial worries, relationship breakdown and parenting difficulties. It can be exhausting supporting someone who is drinking heavily, but there are people you can turn to for help.

Suffolk Family Carers provide support to anyone in Suffolk who is affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. The services they provide include:

  • Information advice and guidance including programmes and workshops
  • Emotional support including talking to someone and looking after your own mental health
  • Help with getting a break from being a carer if necessary
  • Supporting you and your loved one’s rights

As well as the adult service, Suffolk Family Carers can support anyone over the age of 5, with a dedicated service for young people up to the age of 24.


Where can I get help?

Suffolk Family Carers accept referrals directly from individuals or from professionals working with someone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

01473 835477

Email: hello@suffolkfamilycarers.org
Online chat and further information is available via the Suffolk Family Carers website and Suffolk Young Carers website (External websites). 


Other Support and Resources

Adfam

Adfam is a national UK charity working to improve support for those affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. The Adfam website (External website) is an extremely useful resource for anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon provide support groups for people affected by someone else’s alcohol use. The Al-Anon website (External website) provides further information.