You are not alone.
The challenges of substance use disorders or mental illness do not only affect an individual, but also family, friends teacher, neighbors and others in the community. As a result, family members and caregivers often play a large role in helping and supporting them.
Many people have experienced the thoughts and questions you might be having now. You may be trying to help a family member who doesn't have access to care or doesn't want help. Or you may want to learn how to support and encourage someone who has been hospitalized or experienced a substance use or mental health crisis.