6. Empowering Yourself through Support and Self-Care

Stressors and sources of stress

Self-reflection activity


Exposure to stressors can be positive, helping us grow, learn and function in the best way possible. When we have many stressors, however, we are often unable to cope, do not have enough personal resources, feel stressed and have emotional and physical health problems.


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    What stressors or difficulties are you facing apart from those related to your relative’s substance use?

    What stressors or difficulties are you facing as a result of your relative’s substance use?

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