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Branches - Substance Misuse Carers Drop In

About this service

Branches supports anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use. This includes parents, partners, siblings, grandparents and friends. As a peer led support group we understand what you are going through and will listen and support you without judgement. We don’t claim to have all the answers and don’t give timescales on resolving your problems but we will offer you a listening ear, ongoing support and friendship.

If someone you care about is affected by drugs and alcohol use, it’s natural that you might feel a host of emotions including shock, shame, anger, guilt and vulnerability. It’s important that you find ways to cope with your own feelings and concerns, so that you’re fully able to support them. You need to allow yourself time away from that person you’re supporting, to get some relief from the situation and relax. Sometimes it’s not easy finding the right person to talk to, however sharing the load can really help.

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Referral (how to access this service)

Self referral or via other agency

Catchment (areas they serve)



Live Well Centre, Dundas House, Dundas Street, Middlesbrough, Teesside, TS1 1HR
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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency