3. Supporting your Family Member’s Recovery
When treatment can be most effective
Some people give up substances on their own, but many require—and greatly benefit from—treatment. Treatment is most effective when it:
Community supports, such as outreach services, housing-related advocacy and mutual support groups are also available. In Ontario, treatment and supports for substance use and gambling problems are provided across many settings, including family physicians, psychiatrists, hospitals, outpatient programs and clinics, community agencies and private practitioners (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015). Many people also use self-help approaches, such as Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous.