Parents, Pints & Pills is a booklet created by young carers for young people living with a family member with a drug or alcohol problem. It provides valuable support and information.
The booklet covers various topics such as substance misuse, reasons for starting drug or alcohol use, signs that someone needs help, and information on specific substances like cannabis, heroin, and alcohol. It also discusses legal aspects and shares stories from young carers.
The booklet highlights the rights of young carers, provides guidance on self-care and seeking help, and offers support for managing difficult emotions. It serves as a valuable resource for finding assistance and promoting well-being.
What is substance misuse?
Why do people start to use?
Signs that someone needs help to stop
Drugs and alcohol
Alcohol, drugs and the law
Young carer story: Jessica
Knowing YOUR rights
Your RIGHTS as a young carer
Looking after yourself: top tips and getting help
Young carer story: Rose
Worried, scared or upset?
Feeling better… …Keeping safe
When things are getting worse
So where do I go for help?
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