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Adfam for Families

People with a drug user or drinker in the family often take months and even years to look for help. Adfam provides a place where families can take that first step and find information about where to get the expert support and advice they need.

It was such a relief to talk to someone who was sympathetic to my situation and who didn't judge me for having the feelings I had. Talking to someone about how I was feeling gave me the strength to cope with things better.

Why not share your story or read about other's experiences on our blog? Or if you're looking for advice or support, you could read the what should I do section of our site or search for a local support group using our map.

Our partner organisation The Icarus Trust provide a 'Family & Friends' information support service - get help online.

Latest Posts from the Share Your Story Blog

Struggling

Posted by JAH on 18 November 2017 (0 comments)

I found out several months ago that my 19 year old son was taking drugs, he has admitted to taking cocaine in the past and maintains he only smokes dope now.  I have paid off his debts, made him take drug tests and had tears and promises that things will change.  Over the last two months things have spiralled and I fear he is an addict, maybe he has been for longer and I have been in denial!  He i… read the full post

Birgit

Posted by birigit on 17 November 2017 (0 comments)

My daughter is 27 years old. She has been taken drugs on and off since the age of 14. I send her to live with her dad to get away from the people. But she started again at his place, meeting the same type of people again. When she got pregnant she stopped for 5 years. Than she met the wrong man and started again. Just worse this time. He introduced her to the drugs she normally would never take. S… read the full post

Heart broken

Posted by Glamma on 14 November 2017 (0 comments)

My son is drug addict he trying at the moment to come off coke but also has been battling addiction for 26 years he was 14 maybe 15 when he started smoking cannibis he his also addicted to perscription drugs ie tramadol,antidepresants he has a loving wife and 3 lovley children however he as held it together for so long is beyond me it all could come crashing down .l pray everyday for him to be dru… read the full post

Living with addiction - A daughter's story

Posted by MeMe Detroit on 14 November 2017 (0 comments)

I am a musician and recently wrote this blog on my regular public blog as I wanted to raise more awareness about addiction and mental health. It has become more apparent since doing so, that I, myself may be in need of some help. Thought I'd start by sharing my story on here also. Thanks........


For years, since before i can remember i have lived with an alcoholic dad in my life. My mum parted w… read the full post