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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 mum’s addiction was unknown to me until I was 35

Posted by Jbr on 25 April 2018 (0 comments)

Really interested to speak to anyone who has experienced anything similar to me.  I found out 5yrs ago that my mum has been an alcoholic since I was a child. I was 35 when me and my sisters were finally told. We were only told because my mum was going through a horrific detox in hospital where she nearly died and had to learn to talk and walk again. Basically it had finally got to a point where it… read the full post

I want out

Posted by Michelle on 23 April 2018 (3 comments)

I have been with my partner for 4 & a half years & hes always drank but I never knew to what extent until we started living together. We have a 2 & a half year old which he was desperate for us to have but he knew it wasn’t what I wanted because of the problems we’d had with his drinking but I hoped this would make him change, it didn’t! I’ve tried to leave him so many times bu… read the full post

Alone

Posted by Louise89 on 22 April 2018 (1 comments)

I can’t do this anymore . I can’t cope
With my partner  destroying his life and there being nothing I can do about it - I can’t take the late nights where I’m worried he won’t be alive when I wake up or the nights where he wakes me up every 3 hours because he needs money to gamble with and when I say no - which is every time he gets aggressive and smashes something - twice now in the las… read the full post

so sad

Posted by Tatey63 on 3 April 2018 (1 comments)

i have been married almost 30 years to my husband we have two children who are grown up our son has autism but is fairly high functioning. my husband has always drunk heavily not every single day but huge episodes of binge drinking all his 4 siblings are the same eldest one died at 38 and others are either alcohol dependant or alcoholic i am now reaching the end of my tether its wearing me down i… read the full post