'Things didn’t get better until I stopped trying to fix him and instead started looking after my emotional needs.'Mary
What can I do?
Looking after yourself
If you’ve become a hostage to your loved one’s alcohol or other drug use its time to start putting your needs first and looking after yourself.Learn how >
Strategies for copingSee here >
Mood swings and erratic behaviour often accompany alcohol and other drug use. It’s really difficult to interact with someone when you’re uncertain of their state of mind.Learn here >
Are you living in fear?
Talk to someone at the Drug and Alcohol Helpline 0800 787 797See and share stories >
We need to face the truth of our fears. When we face what scares us head-on, we can challenge it. Remember, the unfortunate events which we live in fear of happening, do not need to happen.See more >
Talking to your childrenLearn how >
Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment Act) 2017 (SACAT)
Wanting to get a loved one into compulsory Alcohol and Other Drug treatment?Click for more info >