COUNSELLING AND EDUCATION SERVICE
DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OTHER ADDICTIONS
CHANGING LIVES
Parent Program

Whether a son or daughter is 15 or 30 they are bonded to us in a very special way.

The Parent Program offers support for parents who are concerned about their child’s drug or alcohol use

The aims of the program are to:

  • Strengthen the relationship between the parent and child
  • Increase effective coping strategies
  • Decrease psychological stress
  • Increase skills in self care and self management
  • Increase their ability to manage the impact of alcohol or drug use
  • Increase their understanding of alcohol or drug use
  • Recognise the effects of alcohol or drug use on the family dynamics

Parents completing the Parent Program reported positive changes to their well-being, family relationships, coping styles and problematic lifestyle behaviours. In addition, their son's/daughter's alcohol/drug use stopped or reduced; regardless of them not seeking help.

All Holyoake programs are based on a harm minimisation model.