Family Support GroupsThe South East Regional Family Support Network (SERFSN) is a self-help organisation that respects the lived experiences of families affected by drugs in a welcoming non-judgemental way.

The Network primarily supports the development of family support groups throughout the south east region of Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South-Tipperary.

Through this work the Family Support Network raises awareness of the difficulties faced by families in coping with drug use while recognising the important role that families play in supporting the recovery of the drug using family member.

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What is Family Support?

Family support is where family members of those using drugs can come together to talk about how they have been affected.

What is a Family Support Group?

A Family Support Group is a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place for the family members of drug users to come together to discuss common issues in relation to dealing with drug use within their family.

At a Family Support Meeting you can:
  • Meet with others in a similar situation with whom you can relate
  • Obtain knowledge and information
  • Have your own space and time out
  • Find unity and support
  • Learn to cope with manipulation
  • Learn how to mind YOU
Why should I join a Family Support Group?

Most families dealing with drug use are looking for answers. The answers they look for initially relate to their child - where can she/he go for treatment? In most cases, family members don't realise that they need help for themselves.

The group can support members through difficult times sometimes just by listening, other times by sharing how they dealt with similar situations.

Meeting Locations
Family Support Network Meeting Locations
How the SERFSN can help you?
  • You can contact us if you are living with drug use in your family.
  • We will listen and offer support in a confidential and non judgmental way.
  • We provide information on local treatment and community services in your area.
  • We will introduce you to your local family support group.
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"My experience of Family Support is a very positive one, where people in the same situation come together and share their joys, sorrows and get support. As a member of a family support group I took time get away from my situation for a short respite, this was an amazing experience for me that helped me explore my own thoughts into my personal and spiritual life.

Family support is a lifeline and I am so grateful for it."

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Office: 051 312010
Mobile: 086 6045805

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Posted on 18 December 2015 | 1:57 pm

Best wishes to all for a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year

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Annual Workshops & Conference for 2015

Posted on 12 August 2015 | 12:37 pm

The annual workshops & conference will be held on Saturday & Sunday, 13 & 14 of November in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, Co. Wexford. We invite and encourage all family members affected by a relatives problem drug use to take time out and attend. This year we have a range of workshops, self-care […]

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Bereavement Support Group

Posted on 7 April 2015 | 10:20 am

SER Family Support Network Introducing a new regional Bereavement Support Group This programme is for anyone bereaved through substance use or related issues, it is for parents, grandparents, siblings, adult children or partners. We hope that the support being provided will help those through this painful time. We understand each family‚Äôs story is unique and […]

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