INTERESTED IN THE WOMEN'S WELLBEING GROUP?
If you use and your relationships feel abusive, this group could be for you.
We women who take drugs can find ourselves in some vulnerable situations. Most of us can easily remember a time where someone has blackmailed us with our drug use – using it to threaten or control us. Others have experiences of being taken advantage because our boundaries have changed under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Some of us have found ourselves living with domestic violence because of the tensions involved in using relationships or living as a user with a non-user.
NUAA has started the Women’s Wellbeing Group to help women who use drugs to avoid some common pitfalls and improve our relationships.
In the group, women learn about types of abuse, the cycle of violence, healthy boundaries, communication skills, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.
The groups are “open”, meaning that women can join at any time and attend as many or as few meetings as they like. Women are encouraged to come along each week but aren’t required to do so. NUAA is open to working in different ways with whoever turns up and how much each person wants to commit and participate.
The group is run by an experienced and qualified therapist and NUAA’s peer support worker. Not only are all NUAA peer workers people who use or have used drugs, they are required to have specific lived experience relevant to their role.
To find out more about the group call NUAA’s main office in Sydney on 8354 7300 (or toll-free 1800 644 412 if you live in the country) and ask to talk to someone about the Women’s Wellbeing Group or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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