We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Other opportunities to share your story
Posted by AdfamAdmin on 24 September 2015.
Here at Adfam we are continually impressed by the bravery and the honesty of the stories that families share on this blog. The intention is to allow family members to tell their story in their own words, and we hope that this helps people to get feelings off their chest, and that other families will feel less isolated and alone when they read of other’s similar experiences. At the moment at Adfam we have two other opportunities for families to tell their story in their own words. The first is our Family Voices competition, which is part of our annual Candlelit Carol Concert, and allows friends and family members who have lived through someone else’s substance use to express their thoughts and feelings in a creative and constructive way. There are prizes available, and the winning entries are read aloud by a guest speaker at the Carol Concert. The second opportunity is a project we are working on in partnership with a national relationships charity about the effect of substance use on couple's relationships. We will be recording audio interviews with couples who have been affected by a drug and alcohol problem in their family, so they can tell their story. The interviews will focus on how a drug or alcohol problem in the family affected that couple’s relationship, as well as tips and strategies on what worked for them. The interviews will then form part of a nationally available resource for other couples affected by similar issues. We would love for family members who participate in the Share Your Story blog to be involved. Please find more information and details on how to take part by copying these addresses into your web browser: Family Voices competition: http://www.adfam.org.uk/professionals/latest_information_and_events/news/591 Couple’s relationships project: http://www.adfam.org.uk/professionals/latest_information_and_events/news/615 Many Thanks!
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