Treatment for drug and alcohol misuse should involve families and communities
Alcohol and other drug treatment are generally only provided for individuals, often away from their families. Treatment aims to improve well-being and reduce the harms of substance use and families and communities can play a significant role in an individuals journey through recovery.
This article, published in the Conversation, explores the potential role of families in treatment in Australia.
The authors go on to suggest 3 ways of expanding access and creating a family-focused model of treatment.