Adfam ran a joint project with Cruse Bereavement Care working with and supporting families, friends and carers who have been bereaved through drug or alcohol use.
The Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) project began in October 2013 and ran for four years. It was funded by the Big Lottery. Adfam and Cruse would like to acknowledge and thank DrugFAM, Bereavement Through Addiction and the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath for their support.
The first stage of the project consisted of consultation, mapping and research - read the results in our Drug and alcohol related bereavement - research scoping review (pdf) and our BEAD consultation findings (pdf).
Other sources of support
As part of the BEAD project a website was produced with information, advice and guidance for anyone bereaved through alcohol or drugs: www.beadproject.org.uk.
If you have been bereaved and are looking for support there are some services that can help on our useful organisations page.
Marlene Taylor recently gave a powerful interview on BBC News about the loss of her two brothers as a result of drug overdose. Watch the video on YouTube.
Adfam is a member of the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.