Parents Together, a program to help parents with a child’s difficult behaviour, saved Frances’ life and her marriage. But what if one of those difficult behaviours was drug use? Frances thought that the Parents Together model could help parents whose adult children use substances—and 12 years later, Parents Forever is still a source of comfort, support, strategies and coping skills.
Learn more about social support. Social support is the support you receive from other people like families and friends. It can be informal, like sharing experiences with a friend, or formal, like meeting others with similar experiences in a support group. Social support has a huge impact on our health and well-being and is a key factor in dealing with substance use problems.
I’ve always considered myself a strong person emotionally. The idea of asking for help made me feel that I was somehow weak, and this was a side of myself I never wanted anyone to see.