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Are you affected by the drug or alcohol use, or gambling of a loved one? How has this impacted your experience at home during COVID-19?

Share your story creatively by writing a poem, letter, diary entry, or by drawing or painting a picture. You could even create something 3D like an origami decoration for your home.

Writing, or being creative in other ways, can be great for your mental health. Not only does it help you relax and give you a break from time on screens, it can help you to process any thoughts and feelings that may be bottled up inside. This is particularly helpful at the moment, when feelings of anxiety, stress or depression may be higher than usual due to social isolation measures.

Give it a go, and share your work with us on social media if you would like to! We would love to see it! Make sure you use the hashtag #lockdownstories @adfamUK

Stay safe:

• By tagging us in your post, we take this as permission to re-share your story/ artwork on social media and uploading it to our #lockdownstories gallery on our website. These will all be anonymous.

• Please do not include any real names or personal details in your story/ art.

• If you have any questions/ concerns, please email

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