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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

my story of my existence and my families nightmare...what WILL N CAN be beaten!

Posted by idiot on 14 February 2018 (0 comments)

hello to all and thanks for reading(if anyone does) and i hope it helps any families/friends of an ADDICT like myself understand my(and other addicts existence and selfishness)....but hey where do i start(my brains become that frazzled by drugs that i havent got any type of reality or grasp on the length of time i decided to destroy mine(and my family n friends) journey into drugs, i wont and cant… read the full post

My Crack Cocaine Addict Boyfriend is Destroying Our Family.

Posted by Annie1999 on 9 February 2018 (0 comments)

I have been with my current boyfriend for over a year now and we are expecting a beautiful baby boy in less than 2 months. For the purpose of this post I’m going to refer to my other half as “John”. John and I used to have a very happy and close relationship, he is my best friend and the love of my life without a doubt. I’ve always known that he has struggled with drugs from a young age (1… read the full post

My alcoholic mum

Posted by Pjay23 on 4 February 2018 (0 comments)

I miss my mum, some days its all I think about...why? Why did you do it? Why didn't you stop what you were doing? Why didn't you get more help? It seems easier to question these things now when you are much older but back then I was too young to grasp the situation... Unfortunately I'm left with memories I can't shake, the times when you change from being a mum to being a stranger who wouldnt thin… read the full post

pickles01

Posted by pickles on 3 February 2018 (0 comments)

Hi i've actually not touched cocaine at all now for quite a few years and have no desire too, recently i keep getting flash backs very clear  of that person i had become, the shame, i wonder how much my 16 and 13 year old remember and that it broke down my marriage. I am now financially struggling but i see that as my punishment. You wonder out of who knows as my father seemed to tell all and sund… read the full post