Improving life for
 families affected by
  drugs and alcohol

Drug & 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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Tune into a webinar on 'Children of alcohol dependent parents' on 28th Jan, 10.30am- it will bring together a range of projects that have been working with alcohol dependent parents where parental conflict and domestic abuse have been present. Contact


#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.



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:


“It isn’t a thing you ask on a third date.” – Tanya

Living with a partner’s drug or alcohol use is not easy. Read real life stories, information and advice in our Journeys booklet for partners.


The Commission on Alcohol Harm is inviting members of the public and professionals to share their views on the adverse effects of drinking. Have your say! Share your evidence:


We asked family members in Greenwich about what helps them to cope with their loved one’s substance use. Here are some of their top tips:


Do you support a child or young person affected by parental substance use?

Read our Journeys booklet “When parents take drugs” to help them discuss their life and feelings and be reassured that they are not alone and that there are people who can help.


How do you talk to a loved one about their drug or alcohol use? Family members in Greenwich recommended trying to be calm and remaining neutral. Read other top tips:


“I sometimes feel like I am fighting a losing battle but I just take each day at a time and try to stay positive.” – Peter

Read stories of men affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use in our Journeys booklet for men.