Growing up, we are not taught what to do if family/whānau or friends misuse alcohol or other drugs
Sometimes we have to think of our own ways to fix things. Sometimes the ideas we think of are different to those of our family/whānau and friends. Often, we come up with ideas under very challenging circumstances, so conflict is not unusual. Generally, we all have similar aims though. There are two important aims that most people can agree on. The first aim is to ensure that the family member with alcohol or other drug misuse has a functioning family to return to. The second aim is to build coping and resilience within the family to aid their challenging journey.
Have you thought of restoring communication with family/whānau or friends?