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Is someone you care about a gambler?

SHARC is running a free 4 week InFocus program for friends and families of gamblers.   Family members of people with gambling problems often focus on strategies that involve trying to change someone else.  These strategies may be ineffective in changing someone else and also cause emotional and physical health problems in family members. The ripple out effect on children and or siblings picking up on the absorbing activities of gambling online can also be…

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Intentional Peer Support AOD

The Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) are delighted to announce their new partnership with Intentional Peer Support (IPS) International. Since its establishment, SHARCs model of practice and service delivery has been underpinned by peer support. SHARC have been engaged in statewide capacity building for peer support, delivered peer support training and have become a sector resource for peer activities. For nearly twenty years, IPS has been inspiring and training people in community, peer support,…

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InFocus Education Program – for those affected by someone’s gambling.

Are you affected by someone’s gambling? It’s estimated that for every person who has a problem with gambling, another five to 10 people are negatively affected. A person’s gambling behaviour can have great social, physical and financial impacts on those who are close to them. Developed by Family Drug Help, a program of SHARC, the InFocus Education Program provides practical support, relevant information, coping strategies and community linkages for those affected by problem gambling. It has…

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Family Drug Help Spring Newsletter

We are excited to announce the arrival of the latest Family Drug Help Newsletter! Welcome to the Spring Edition of the Family Drug Help Newsletter, which is all about shifting focus. As always, there’s lots to look at in this edition, including promotions of new programs that have been developed at Family Drug Help, including InFocus, and a pilot program working with families affected by problem gambling. Remember, FDH is always here to help you…

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