Here are a list of resources relevant to commissioners.

Substance misuse: through the lens of the family

This report looks at how the government's 2021 Drug Strategy could adopt a more family-focused approach, and examines some of the different elements a drug strategy might include if considered through the lens of the family.

Making it Happen: Good Practice Guide Refresher

This quick read 'refresher' is based on the guide below, but contains relevant updates. 

Making it Happen

Making it Happen brings together Adfam's 30+ years of experience in family support in a best practice guide aimed at commissioners and service managers.

Why Invest

This pack includes a PDF information pack which explains the major benefits of supporting families affected by drug and alcohol use. It also contains a set of guidance notes to support the presentation in the pack. 

State of the Sector 2019: Drug and Alcohol Family Support

This report shares the findings from Adfam's State of the Sector Family Support Survey which in 2019 asked 117 practitioners and managers working in family support services in England about current trends, developments, strengths and challenges in the sector. It explores a range of themes including commissioning, funding, family needs, partnership working, and service delivery. 

State of the Sector 2016: Drug and Alcohol Family Support 

This report shares the findings from two online surveys with family members and in-depth interviews with family support service managers across England in 2016, examining the state of the family drug and alcohol support sector. 

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