Living with or actively supporting someone we care about who is using alcohol and/or other drugs is often painful, frustrating, lonely, overwhelming, and unpredictable. But you don't have to deal with it on your own. Our 5-Step counselling programme gives you tools and support so you can stay involved and continue to help your loved one.
The 5-Step Programme has been designed to support you on what can often be an emotional roller coaster that lasts for years.
There can be chaotic situations and moments of desperation and despair when supporting whānau/family who are using alcohol and/or other drugs. Our 5-Step Programme provides opportunities to reflect on the impact this is having on you and the rest of your family/whānau, and guides you to develop practical strategies to cope and support yourself, such as building coping and resilience, balancing life for your family and whānau, staying involved through chaos, and setting boundaries with love and care. This helps you better support the person you care about who is using alcohol and/or other drugs.
Experienced and highly trained Accredited Practitioners deliver five 1-hour, one-on-one, educational counselling sessions via Zoom in a kind, empathetic, and culturally inclusive manner. Zoom sessions are accessible, convenient and confidential.
Having a road map for this very challenging journey has been shown by research to genuinely help families and whānau. We regularly hear stories from alcohol and other drug users who tell us that if it wasn’t for the continued support and belief of their family, whānau, and friends, they might not have made it.
Family Drug Support covers the majority of the costs associated with delivering the 5-Step Programme, asking only for a small contribution of $210 (or just $95 if you on a low income) for the entire 5-session programme.
If you are not able to cover this just yet, or would like to discuss payment options, please contact us. We will still be able to help. If you are able to cover the contribution now, please complete the form below.
Please complete the application form below.
“It was very personal and I was not just a number. The person I was involved with truly had empathy and compassion about the situation that my daughter and I are currently in."
"My practitioner was excellent. She was a great communicator - scheduling the sessions, sending resources and conducting follow ups was done with ease. She provided a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for me. I enjoyed our sessions and gained a lot from them."
"I couldn't have asked for a better person to talk thru this programme. Empathetic and caring, great knowledge that helped me from the first session. Felt totally safe and confident to be able to express all the details of what we have been experiencing."
* Names have been changed to protect privacy.
5-Step Youth Programme
Support for taiohi/young adults impacted by someone's alcohol or other drug use.
The 5-Step Youth Programme is specifically designed for taiohi/young adults 18-24 years old who are impacted by the alcohol and/or other drug use of someone they care about, eg parents, siblings. The programme helps young adults build coping and resilience for what is generally a very difficult journey that they are ill-equipped to handle. Delivered online, counselling is available no matter where in New Zealand they live, and is currently free of charge. Find out more.