Substance misuse relates to the addiction and dependency of drugs and alcohol causing negative outcomes for individuals, their family, friends and the wider community.
Substance misuse can be much stigmatised and by association, those who care for users may feel that they are stigmatised too. Carers often describe feelings of shame and isolation.
Take a look at...
A quick guide for substance misuse carers, relatives and friends (English version) >>>
A quick guide for substance misuse carers, relatives and friends (Welsh version) >>>
There is an increasing need to raise awareness of how communities can work together to address substance misuse issues.
For further information please look at the ladder at the right of this page or call BAVO, T: 01656 810400,
Take a look at......
Bridgend County Charter for service user and carer engagement in substance misuse services poster >>>
Bridgend County Charter for service user and carer engagement in substance misuse services leaflet >>>
Engage 2 Empower Network
(independent drug and alcohol service user representation) >>>
New Positive Talking - for independent and impartial information and advice for drug and alcohol service users >>>
SSURF - Swansea Service User Recovery Forum >>>