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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Tickets for our 2019 Conference "It's not that simple" are on sale!

Join the discussion into the multiple challenges for families affected by substance use & possible solutions.

Get 20% off by also coming to our Carol Concert next door in the evening!


It can be tempting to try and solve all the problems we come across ourselves, but family members in Greenwich told us that it is not helpful to try and do it all alone. Here are some of the other things they didn’t find helpful: #charitytuesday


We're now accepting nominations for the Gary Seaman Award 2019, to recognise practitioners that make a real difference, in memory of Gary who sadly died in 2013 after years of devoted support to families affected by substance use in Lewisham. Find out more


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:…


On the lookout for a new opportunity?

We're seeking a talented individual to join our team and play a key role in Adfam's day-to-day communications. This is an exciting and varied role with lots of opportunities for development.

Find out more and apply:


Our Family Voices Competition is open for entries! This annual competition is for families affected by substance misuse to share their experiences in a poem/piece of writing. Send in your submissions by 31 October and be in with a chance to win up to £150:


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's that time of the year again! Tickets for our 2019 Carol Concert are on sale:

🎄 When? Wed 4th Dec (doors open 6.30pm)

🎄 Where? @stbrideschurch

Get 20% off with a bundle ticket for our Conference the same day at the Bridewell Centre next door!


“I don’t know if he was bored or trying to numb the family pain.” – Will

Read a father’s story of losing his son to drugs, as well as find information and advice in our Journeys booklet for people living with a drug or alcohol-related bereavement.


Vacancy! We're looking for an exceptional individual with experience in working with children and families to deliver our kinship care project in Peterborough.

Find out more and apply here:


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:


@AdfamUK I am raising awareness to the dangers of alcohol and substance misuse in young people in the northeast following the loss of my son 5 years ago. Misuse can lead to addiction and addiction can cause mental health issues. Crisis point. Prevention is easier than cure. #paceysplea