Help & Support
Talking to family members that have issues with addiction can be difficult. Here are some tips from SAMHSA to start the talk. 1. IDENTIFY AN APPROPRIATE TIME AND PLACE. Consider a private setting with limited distractions, such as at home or on a walk. 2 EXPRESS CONCERNS AND BE DIRECT. Ask how they are feeling and describe the reasons for your concern. 3 ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR FEELINGS AND LISTEN. Listen openly, actively, and without judgement. 4 OFFER TO HELP. Provide reassurance that mental and/or substance use disorders are treatable. Help them locate and connect to treatment services. 5 BE PATIENT. Recognize that helping your loved one doesn’t happen overnight. Continue reaching out with offers to listen and help. If someone you know is struggling with addiction. We are here to help.