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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Only 8 sleeps till Christmas!

We will be back in action on the 2nd of January.

Until then we would like to wish all a very merry Christmas, and a fulfilling 2018.

With our very best wishes,

the Adfam team.


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:…


Last year, all of our volunteers felt that volunteering had improved their emotional wellbeing. Read more in our latest Impact Report:


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


Family members in Greenwich told us that finding the right time to talk to a loved one about their substance use is important. Here are some more of their top tips:


Seeing a loved one struggling with drug or alcohol dependency can be incredibly hard. We asked family members in Greenwich for some top tips on coping:


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


Has substance use within your family affected your couple relationship?

With @OnePlusOne_ we have created an audio collection of short stories and practical advice from real people living in families affected by drug or alcohol use.

Listen to it here: