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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.

Find local support



We asked family members in Greenwich about what they didn’t find helpful in dealing with their loved one’s substance use. Here is what they told us:


“We could continue to be manipulated or we could stand back.”– Sally

Read a mother’s story of coping with her son’s drug use in our Journeys booklet for parents.


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


Are you worried about a loved one that engages in chemsex? @AdfamUK and @lgbtfriend are running support groups in London specifically for families, partners and friends of LGBT people that have issues with chemsex. Next group this Saturday! Find out more:


Do you act as a mentor, befriender, peer supporter or advocate for other women? There are still a handful of spaces left for our Healthy Relationship Champions Day in London on Wednesday next week. Book now to avoid missing out!


Do you work with parents using substances and their children?

Read our new Good Practice Guide for practitioners on Opioid Substitute Treatment (OST) and the risks to children.