The 2018 Coping Kit: A guide for family members
Written by family members for family members, the Coping Kit provides an overview of a wide range of information and resources that are relevant to the different stages of substance use and addiction.
This booklet focuses on questions, issues, and practical problems faced by parents, guardians, and loved ones of people who use drugs. It provides valuable information about substances and how to minimize risks, how to communicate with loved ones, dealing with the criminal justice system, and accessing treatment and recovery services.
The Coping Kit resource was developed by From Grief to Action, a volunteer-based, not-for-profit association that provides a support network for families and friends affected by drug use, and updated in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division, BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), and Pivot Legal Society.
Parents in Action: A guide for setting-up and running a support group
When under stress, we all wish we could be more confident, decisive, clear-thinking and emotionally resilient. It turns out that either by getting support or giving it, we manage better. If you can’t find a support group to join, you can start your own group by following the steps outlined in our Parents in Action Guidebook. If counselling is offered at a public health unit or not-for-profit treatment centre in your area, the professional staff there may help you get started. To find contact information for professional staff in your area search Health Links BC for your area with the key words “youth addictions treatment.”
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