Drug or alcohol addiction can impact on the health and well-being of family and friends, as well as on the individual with drug or alcohol problems. People close to a drug or alcohol user may find themselves caught up in the trauma of addiction; helplessness, isolation and feelings of desperation are very common. Forward provides support in prison and in the community to help family members, partners or friends to regain control over their own lives, whether or not the drug or alcohol user is also receiving help. Services include advice, information and signposting, support groups or individual counselling. Forward supports people in recovery from addiction and ex-offenders to reconnect with family members and friends and to build and maintain healthy relationships.
“I am now the Dad I should be. I am the Grandfather I should be and that’s a wonderful thing. Living is now worth something
- Forward Family Support Client