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Find resources to support you, to be the best support you can for your friend or family member

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As part of the Clean Slate Clinic program, patients are asked to choose a close friend or family member to be their 'support person', someone they can turn to and trust. Whether you have been asked by one of our patients to be their support person, or just are concerned about a friend or family member's relationship with alcohol we have a range of suggested resources below to help you be the best support you can be.

External resources

Our recommended external services for those looking to support a loved one



To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.

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Breakthrough by Turning Point

A program for family, friends and partners of people with addictive behaviours offering practical strategies about how to talk to loved ones about their substance use, better respond to and manage challenging behaviours, and make self-care a priority. 


Family and Friends Support Program (FFSD)

A set of online interventions and support packages designed by experts to help families and friends supporting a loved one who may be using ice, alcohol and/or other drugs.



 Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

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Family Drug Support

Family drug support provides up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of alcohol and other drug users.

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