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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@NCVO

Powerful letter in the @Telegraph today from signatories including two former party leaders urging substantial financial help for the voluntary sector from the government.

'Charities can’t help tackle coronavirus, or help us rebuild, if they no longer exist.'

#EveryDayCounts

@educationgovuk

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating:

‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’.

This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately.

@AdfamUK

Prescribed methadone & other opioid substitutes can be fatal if ingensted by a child. It is important that parents currently being prescribed methadone whilst isolating with their children are aware of the risks. Find out more about our work on this issue adfam.org.uk/our-work/proje…

@AdfamUK

@AdfamUK recently ran a peer mentoring scheme for parents affected in this way. Previously we also published 'Between a rock and a hard place' looking at the experiences of parents who were victims of domestic abuse from their substance using children: adfam.org.uk/files/docs/Bet…

@NacoaUK

Finishing up an info pack designed to help professionals concerned for children and young people affected by their parent's drinking during social distancing. We'd love to hear your thoughts. What things/messages do you think would help these young people stuck at home right now?

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