When Your Friend Has a Drug or Alcohol Problem & When Your Partner has a Drug or Alcohol Problem

Submitted by Sunil Patel on Wednesday, 22 March 2006 - 6:03am.

The HIV/AIDS Program at Public Health - Seattle & King County (USA) has developed 2 new booklets for gay/bi men who want to help a loved
one involved in problematic drug or alcohol use. The booklets entitled "When Your Friend Has a Drug or Alcohol Problem" and "When Your Partner has a Drug or Alcohol Problem" are practical advice guides on how to help a friend or partner deal with substance use. Special topics include:

* Understanding addiction
* Stages of addiction in relationships
* What helps and what doesn't
* Taking care of yourself
* FAQS about treatment
* How to support recovery

The booklets are not specific to crystal meth but do include some information unique to crystal.

Format: Fact sheet
Year of publication: 2007
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