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 A.lone on 23 March 2017 (0 comments)
I have been with my partner for 16 years, all of that time he has been a heavy drinker, but over the last few years his drinking has become a real problem. He is literally drinking himself blind with strong lager. He has been diagnosed with optical atrophy and was told if he did not stop drinking he would lose his sight altogether. He can be very verbally abusive, very difficult to live with a per… read the full post
Posted by winkle on 20 March 2017 (2 comments)
I grew up in a village and to everyone that knew me i was just an ordinary child. I didnt feel very ordinary though. I could never put my finger on what i felt like, but mostly i felt that i was'nt worthy or deserved anything or anybody to like or even love me.
I married at 21 and had my first son a year later. The moment he was put in my arms i had this terrible fear that he would either die or g… read the full post
Posted by MHC85 on 19 March 2017 (0 comments)
When I met my partner in Greece and he moved here for me from Holland 6 months later to be with me I thought I was in a fairytale. Turns out every fair tale always has a villain and ours is cocaine. I knew he did it before he moved here but things have been getting worse and worse. He use to only do it every 3 weeks but at that time use to take money from our joint account, this hurt as I felt lik… read the full post
Posted by Rosie B on 14 March 2017 (1 comments)
My son was 19 when he suffered his first psychotic episode after heavy cannabis smoking. He had two more, one keeping him in hospital for 7 months, before he understood that he could not smoke cannabis. While recovering from the third episode he met a beautiful girl selling The Big Issue, and fell in love, saying he was going to save her from heroin. But of course he tried it himself, and decided… read the full post