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.
Alcohol and Drug Support Line
The Alcohol and Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgmental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use.
Phone: (08) 9442 5000
Country Toll-Free:1800 198 024
Live Text Chat
Monday – Friday 7.30am – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm