For families impacted by alcohol, other drugs and gambling
Holyoake offers group education, therapy and support programs for families impacted by problematic drug use and gambling.
At Holyoake we recognise that, while the problem drug user or gambler may use their habit to enhance enjoyable feelings and avoid painful ones, it is often the other family members that have to deal with the concrete stress, fear, grief, anger, shame and other strong emotions that come with the problem.
Research indicates that working with the families can achieve more positive results than just working with the substance user or gambler alone. As such, Holyoake works with different members of the family to initiate and maintain change for individuals and for the family system as a whole.
There are structured Holyoake group programs available for children (from as young as five), adolescents, and adults: the sons, daughters, siblings, husbands and wives, parents and grandparents of substance or process dependent people. There are also programs available for adolescent substance users (in Sydney) and adult male and female users (in Maitland).
Fees are charged on a sliding scale, dependent on income and other circumstances.
16 Lindsay Street, Neutral Bay NSW 2089 (02) 9904 2700
Hunter Region (under Mercy Community Services)
32 Union St, Tighes Hill 2297, Ph: (02) 4961 2686