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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“The problem I had was my own shame, I suppose, in admitting the cause of my son’s death.”

Losing someone due to drugs or alcohol is incredibly hard and can be very isolating. Read the consultation report for our bereavement project to find out more:


We want to hear from families of former members of the UK Armed Forces with substance use problems.

Funded by @FiMTrust, we're running an online survey with @UniOfYork

to learn more about the experiences of this group of families.

Fill out our survey here:…


#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.



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


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:…


"Different, alone, less than, blamed." Stigma can cause families affected by substance use to experience a range of challenges. Join the fight against stigma to ensure that families get the recognition and respect they deserve:



Do you care for someone affected by drug and alcohol use? If so please fill out this survey looking into why women so often pick up the pieces and what can be done to support them. The survey is open until Friday 10 May.


Fantastic training session on Tuesday for frontline practitioners working across different sectors in Newham. A range of learning outcomes for delegates including working with the whole family in mind, the impact on trauma & stigma as a barrier to accessing support.



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:


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:…