Improving life for
 families affected by
  drugs and alcohol

Drug and alcohol use can threaten and ultimately destroy family relationships and wellbeing. We empower family members and carers, support frontline workers and influence decision-makers to stop this happening.

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Are you affected by a loved one's drug or alcohol use? Do you need a break?

We own a caravan near Hastings which is available at a heavily subsidised rate for families affected by drugs or alcohol to have a respite break.

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All too often, families affected by drugs and alcohol experience shame and stigma. Read more top tips from family members in Greenwich:


Knowing when to intervene and when to stand back is really difficult when faced with a loved one’s substance use. Here is what family members in Greenwich didn’t find helpful:


"We used to do chemsex for fun. It has now become something we do to get out of it"

Chemsex: more than just sex & drugs is a new resource by @AdfamUK & @lgbtfriend with information & advice for families, partners & friends of people that engage in chemsex


Do you work with families affected by drugs and alcohol?

We run a number of regional practitioner forums around the country and would love to see you at one!

To find out more, email Becky on


#Stigma doesn't just affect people with a substance misuse issue - it affects their friends and families too.

This is a serious barrier to recovery, and we need to overcome it.



*Recruitment Alert!* The AHA is looking for a new Comms Manager (£35k, London). It's a fantastic role, managing both the AHA’s overall communications strategy and delivering day-to-day communications, with lots of scope to shape how we do things


We've delivered specialist practitioner training on families and substance use for many years. Recently, we've refreshed and revised the most popular courses to reflect the very latest evidence and practice. Find out more: