If you feel you need some help, then have a yarn with someone from the following services:
As a parent, grandparent or family member you might feel very frustrated, upset or hurt by a loved ones drug use. You might not totally understand why they have a drug dependency and you might suggest they just quit. However, this is not always an easy option. Withdrawal symptoms can be really unpleasant so most people avoid them at all costs. It’s also important to keep in mind that there is no evidence that a young person experimenting with or using drugs occasionally will become dependent on that drug.
It’s important to know that your feelings are normal and valid. Common feelings you may have include: anger, grief, shame, confusion, sadness and feeling over-whelmed and alone.
Call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 toll free for country callers.
For emergencies call the 000 emergency line.