Improving life for
 families affected by
  drugs and alcohol


Drug and alcohol use can threaten and ultimately destroy family relationships and wellbeing. We empower family members and carers, support frontline workers and influence decision-makers to stop this happening.

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#Stigma doesn't just affect people with a substance misuse issue - it affects their friends and families too.

This is a serious barrier to recovery, and we need to overcome it.

Read more at bit.ly/31muRfb

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Last year Adfam worked with over 1,000 practitioners to help them better support families with drug and alcohol issues. Read our 2018 Impact Report to find out more: bit.ly/2FAZvar

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Adfam and @GamCare are working to improve support for families affected by problem gambling.

If you are the family member or friend of someone with a gambling problem, please take part in our online survey. It will take 5 minutes to complete:

bit.ly/gambling-famil…

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If you're worried about a loved one's drug or alcohol use, you can find local help with Adfam's support directory at bit.ly/2KMktaM

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Do you work with families affected by drugs and alcohol?

We run a number of regional practitioner forums around the country and would love to see you at one!

To find out more, email Becky on r.allon-smith@adfam.org.uk.

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Families of former members of the UK Armed Forces with substance use problems - we want to hear from you!

Adfam and @UniOfYork are running an online survey to find out about your experiences and help us develop a new support intervention.

Take part here: bit.ly/family-veteran…

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"Angry - I've learned to confront anyone who is ignorant about something they know little about and take the time to educate them - and sometimes change their minds..." Get involved in our campaign and stell us how stigma makes you feel: bit.ly/2LPNvGM

#StigmaMakesMeFeel

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We asked family members in Greenwich what they would recommend to someone whose loved one is in recovery. Here is what they told us: bit.ly/2zBuR0U

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Are you affected by a loved one's drug or alcohol use? Do you need a break?

We own a caravan near Hastings which is available at a heavily subsidised rate for families affected by drugs or alcohol to have a respite break.

Find out more: adfam.org.uk/our-work/suppo…

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We've delivered specialist practitioner training on families and substance use for many years. Recently, we've refreshed and revised the most popular courses to reflect the very latest evidence and practice. Find out more: bit.ly/2KZ2mj2

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When it comes to dealing with a loved one’s substance use, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. But family members have a wealth of experience on how to respond, rather than react, in the face of challenging behaviour. Here are some of their top tips: bit.ly/2uh4s3A

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“I have a sinking feeling that while she was struggling with her identity, alcohol was her only friend.” - Gary

Read our Journeys booklet for LGBT people and their families.

bit.ly/2uqN1xw