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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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:


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!


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:


@WareingCath Thank you for getting in touch and everything that you are doing to raise awareness of this issue in the North East.


@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


Only 2 days until our mental health awareness event!!🧠

💁🏾‍♀️Friday 20th September, Forest Gate Youth Zone, 4:30pm-7pm

Open to all 👵🏻🧓🏽🧕🏾👨‍👩‍👦‍👦🌈👩‍👩‍👦👨‍👨‍👧♿️👩‍👦👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👦👮🏾‍♀️👨‍🎤👩🏿‍🏫

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#eastlondonleaders #Newham


New role in Swindon! We're looking for an an outstanding individual to help deliver a new project in Swindon which aims to improve identification of alcohol dependent parents and their children and increase referrals to treatment and support.

Apply here:


Do you have a loved one with a drug/alcohol problem? You can enter our Family Voices Competition for families to share their experiences creatively through poetry/creative writing. Entries must be in by 31 October. Find out more on our website:


Do you know a practitioner that's made a real difference to you or someone you know? We're now accepting nominations for the Gary Seaman Award 2019, to recognise those that make a real difference supporting families & carers. Find out more on our website:


Do you want to keep up-to-date with all things to do with families, drugs and alcohol? Sign up for The Family Angle, our monthly newsletter:


#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.