Living with drugs
The Stages of Change Model (also called the trans-theoretical model) is one way we look at behaviour change at QuIHN.
Understanding and supporting someone experiencing issues with alcohol or other drugs can be difficult and overwhelming. It is normal to feel angry, upset, scared or helpless.
Stigma is a perceived negative attribute that causes someone to think less of a person. Stigma can have negative outcomes for individuals and groups and can often lead to poorer health outcomes overall.
If you are injecting drugs, there are steps you can take to reduce the risks of overdose, vein damage and infection.
If you or someone you love is using drugs, recognising the signs and symptoms of overdose & how to respond can be life-saving.
At QuIHN we address both substance use and mental health issues together, from a harm reduction framework.