You are not alone. It’s common for families and other support people to experience feelings of stress, concern and emotional exhaustion when supporting someone through alcohol and other drug issues.
Identify people that can support you and talk with you about what you’re experiencing. You can call, message, or video call them if you can’t visit them yet.
Helpful tips for supporting a friend or family member to seek help for their alcohol or drug use are available.
You may be in the same house as the person you are supporting and may have less time apart than usual. Try to agree on expectations and boundaries, and take the time to hear how everyone is going.
Think about these things:
Travel within most of South Australia is unrestricted. Some restrictions are currently in place in Aboriginal communities. If you want to travel from South Australia to another state, check the rules of the state you wish to travel to before you leave. You can find up to date information about travel restrictions on the SA Government website.
You can help people in your household stay healthy and live well together by having a plan for how things will work. Maintaining good communication in a household helps issues get dealt with as early as possible.
You might like to talk about these things as a household, or as the adults in the household:
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