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If you can't make your usual face-to-face support group during #lockdown , our online forum is here for you. A non- judgemental space to talk to others online who are also affected by someone's drug or alcohol use, or gambling habits. bit.ly/3ejVNCK #peersupport

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If you are affected by the drug, alcohol or gambling of a loved one during #lockdown, help is out there for you. Call a helpline for free today, and someone can give you support and advice over the telephone bit.ly/3b5RhWw

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Children & families of alcohol dependent parents are facing a range of new and complex challenges as a result of covid-19. In #Swindon we’re working with partners on the RESTORE project to provide remote support. Get in touch for more info: h.rankin@adfam.org.uk #HereForSwindon

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@AdfamUK 'Addict'

I don't think people identify with it at all. Not even family members. I prefer people who use drugs/alcohol.

'Substance' use is a bit lost too so I spell out drugs and alcohol even though alcohol is a drug. People don't relate to it.

@AdfamUK

Is there a fine line to be drawn between allowing people to self identify and to describe themselves or their family members in certain ways, whilst at the same time calling out stigmatising language? What words do you avoid here and why? Let's start a productive conversation...

@AdfamUK

We had a really interesting meeting about the use of language in the sector yesterday...it sparked a useful discussion into how certain words can be stigmatising and what terms are appropriate to describe people who are using drugs, alcohol or gambling problematically...

@AdfamUK

This week's guest blog post is a beautiful poem, written by someone who is reflecting upon her friend's situation dealing with the substance use of her child. Here is an excerpt...

Read the whole poem here: adfam.org.uk/about-us/blog/…

@AdfamUK

At Adfam we know that CPA can be a difficult issue related to substance use, and that this has been particularly challenging for parents during lockdown. Practitioners working with families- please share your experiences to help us gain a better understanding of the issue. twitter.com/rachelfc/statu…

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If you’re based in #Swindon and impacted by the alcohol dependency of a parent or family member, we’re currently offering remote support. Get in touch with Helen for more information: h.rankin@adfam.org.uk #HereForSwindon

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