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.
Posted by charlottebabi on 21 September 2017 (0 comments)
Hi, i would like to comment on Dr.Abiola and his dealing with my need. I contacted him in desperation over my fiancee of a year that broke up with me because she found out that i have HERPES 1V, Consequently the break up has been devastating so much so that I've considered and still consider suicide as my only option to relieve the pain and agony in me. I felt heart broken and it affected me that… read the full post
Posted by Abi on 8 September 2017 (1 comments)
So my brother has been an alcoholic for a few years but recently this has stepped up. His wife an sons (age 8 and 10) have now left the family home. He has been into detox in the past an was doing well when he came out with meds to help him abstain from alcohol. However he stopped taking medication then relapsed an hasnt stopped since. Hes now drinking average of 1 litre of vodka a day an has rece… read the full post
Posted by Xoxo on 5 September 2017 (1 comments)
So as it says, my sister is a heroin addict. It all started when were children, my dad was brutally murdered outside our home with my sister witnessing the whole thing at the age of 11. A few years down the line aged 14, she turned to heroin. I grew up beginning to think this was normal, although my mum shielded me from the bulk of what was going on. Constant over doses, hospital stays, the all ni… read the full post
Posted by StephEd on 30 August 2017 (3 comments)
My son is just 18, he is smoking weed every day, i know it isn't hard drugs but I am worried that it may progress if it hasn't already to harder substances.
He left school at 16, did not know what he wanted to do and together we found him an engineering apprenticeship; after 1 year he had a car accident and was off work for 4 months. He totally refused to go back after the break and eventually… read the full post