Strategies for Supporting a Loved One Who Drinks

Level One Core QoC Workshop Series

This interactive and engaging workshop builds the capacity of friends and family members to help understand drinking beyond Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and/or alcohol dependency, and how best to support their loved one(s). This course builds an understanding of alcohol use beyond the daily recommended limits, understanding addiction, and strategies for supporting a loved one.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the continuum of alcohol use and low-risk drinking guidelines.
  • Develop an understanding of why individuals may use alcohol.
  • Develop learning around how individuals make changes through the Stages of Change model.
  • Learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries.
  • Develop ways to communicate to your loved one in an open, non-judgmental communication style.
  • Learn about resources in Ontario that can provide support to your loved one.

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