These resources are provided as part of Family Drug Help’s InFocus Education Program. We hope you find them useful and inspiring. 

Week 1: Addiction and its impact on families

 

  • Accepting distress – Centre Clinical Interventions
  • Mirroring – SHARC
  • Stress and you – MoodJuice
  • Stress management – Taking the Escalator
  • Stress-facts – American Psychological Association
  • The science of addiction – National Institue on Drug Abuse
  • Understanding distress intolerance – Centre for Clinical Interventions
  • What is addiction – Alternatives in Treatment

 

Week 2: Boundaries and communication

 

  • Assertive communication – Therapist Aid
  • Being assertive – MoodJuice
  • I statements – Therapist Aid
  • Reflection and communication – Therapist Aid
  • Roadblocks to listening – Thomas Gordon
  • Setting and keeping boundaries – Adfam

 

Week 3: Family dynamics

 

  • Accepting uncertainty – Centre for Clinical Interventions
  • Anxiety – Mood Juice
  • Cognitive behavior approach – Tina Rae
  • Communication skills – Life Care
  • Enabling questionnaire – Alison Bottke
  • How to stop enabling someone who is addicted – Alternatives in Treatment
  • The thinking feeling connection – Centre for Clinical Interventions
  • Understanding worry – Wellways

 

Week 4: Managing our reality

 

  • Guilt and shame – Taking the Escalator
  • Nine steps to forgiveness – Fred Luskin
  • Understanding guilt – Wellways
  • Unhelpful thinking styles – Psychology Tools

 

Week 5: Crisis and hope

 

  • Adolescent violence to parents – Inner South Community Health
  • Family violence facts – DVRC Victoria
  • Family violence information – Family Drug Support

 

Week 6:  Moving forward

 

  • Family self-care – EDAS
  • Making healthy self-investments – Taking the Escalator
  • Wellbeing factsheet – National Wellness Institute

 

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