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 SarahR4 on 23 May 2017 (0 comments)
I met my beautiful amazing girl friend when I came back from a few years traveling about 7 months ago. We hit it off amazingly and I've never felt a connection like I have with her. On our second date she told me she has been to rehab that she was addicted to Ketamine but was getting help and doing well. She told me prettty much everything and if I wanted to stop things she wouldn't be offended as… read the full post
Posted by Justine on 19 May 2017 (0 comments)
On returning from holiday we found my son has been taking cocaine , he has taken various drugs over the last fifteen years . I have tried getting him to counselling to no avail. This episode has been particularly bad as I new at Christmas he was doing some thing but not sure what. He has got himself into a lot of debt. When we came home from holiday we found four wraps in his room and confronted h… read the full post
Posted by Therase on 19 May 2017 (2 comments)
We knew our son had a struggle with alcohol but it's become evident that he's been using cocaine and other drugs since his mid teens. He wants to get clean and is now without a job. As his parents, we will always love, help and support him , and so will his partner, she has been amazing. Our son is 27 now and recently he was pressurized , by a dealer,to pay a considerable sum of money - owed for c… read the full post
Posted by Joannemm,73 on 15 May 2017 (0 comments)
Iv been a heroin addict for some years and its ruined my life! Iv been user for 26years.now im in a situation where iv had to sign my 9year old over to my parents by social services.they told me to sort my drug issues out,my health,a housing.im clean but on methadone and have hair folicle tests every 6mths.i just signed for 2bed house with council.then today i have social services at my houze tell… read the full post