Supporting recovery | Reducing harm | Rebuilding lives
Single Point of Entry (SPOE)
If you want to access our Family Support service, or just find out a bit more about it, please call us on 0121 301 4141.
Our SPOE team members can answer your questions and put you in touch with a Family Support worker.
We know it’s hard
Having someone with a drug or alcohol problem in your family is possibly one of the most stressful experiences you can have: your feeling of helplessness as your family member gradually succumbs to a force they cannot control and you cannot influence; the breakdown of trust that results from lies and manipulation; the possibility of domestic violence; your ignorance of the immediate and long-term health risks; your lack of understanding of the nature of addiction; your feelings of isolation, guilt and shame as other members of your family, and society in general, silently accuse you of being responsible for the situation.
You are not alone. There are thousands of people just like you in Solihull. There are things you can do to help yourself, to help the person with the drug or alcohol problem and to help your wider family. You are part of the treatment and you can help your family member on the road to recovery. If the person you care about is not ready to enter treatment, we can still enable you and other family members to improve the quality of your lives.
SIAS has family workers who specialise in support for family members or others who are concerned about someone’s drinking and/or drugs use or gambling. We also aim to involve family members as much as possible in treatment plans.
We offer a range of free, confidential and non-judgmental, assistance including:
Understand how to help rather than enable
- Do you bail them out with money issues?
- Do you cover up for them?
- Do you forgive unacceptable behaviour?
- Do you neglect other family members?
- Do you buy drugs or alcohol for them?
- Do you use drugs or drink with them?
- Do you help them use drugs or alcohol without meaning to?