For Families

For Family & Friends


Substance use doesn’t just affect an individual, it affects the whole family.

As a family inclusive service, sdecc offers support for parents affected by their son or daughter’s alcohol and/or drug use.

What parents say about sdecc

“The activities each week were perfect to how we were dealing with our children. Light bulbs went off as the weeks progressed and I started looking at and approaching my children differently. I have started to feel more comfortable with the situation and feel I have been given the skills to help me deal with my children.”

“We still have a very long road with our young person’s choices but with sdecc’s support during the Paving ways Group and our counsellor’s tireless support, we feel we and our family will survive this.”

sdecc has saved our family unit. We are eternally grateful for the help, support and guidance we have received.”

What you can do now

sdecc is a self-referral service; if you are a parent needing support please give us a call on 9977 0711. All services are free and confidential. No Medicare card is needed. However, donations are welcome.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I talk to my son/daughter about their alcohol and/or other use?
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Information & Resources

It is important that you are able to access accurate and up-to-date information so that you can make up your own mind about this highly controversial area.
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