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It is important to realise that you are not responsible for your loved one's alcohol or drugs misuse. Read more »
Take the time to help yourself and you will be in a better postion to help your loved one. Read more »
Simple advice for dealing with things such as imprisonment of a loved one, violence and conflict. Read more »
Stigma has serious repercussions. There are things we can all do to overcome it. Read more »


Talking to your loved one can be a great support to them. Being well informed can make the conversation easier. Read more »
Treatment can help your relative come of alcohol or drugs. You can play a part in helping them through this challenging time. Read more »
Harm reduction services aim to reduce alcohol and drug-related deaths and the spread of blood borne viruses. Read more »
After treatment comes recovery. This can be a long process. Family and peer support can be vital. Read more »


Call our free and confidential helpline today for information, advice or simply to talk. Read more »
Meet up with people who are experiencing, or have experienced, similar things. Find a group »
Find your nearest group, support service or treatment contact using our service finder. Find local services »
Scottish organisations that provide support to family members and substance misusers. Read more »


Featured News

Book your tickets for our family conference

Posted: 07-09-2017

Ticket sales are now live for our family conference which will be taking place November 4/5th in Stirling. Family members will be given the opportunity to let their voices be heard.

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We are seeking your views for our strategic plan 2017-20

Posted: 01-09-2017

We are hoping to have a chat with your organisation, group or partnership about our initial ideas any time over the next six weeks (from now until Friday 6th October). 

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Changing Stigma to Respect

Posted: 31-08-2017

Over the last five years, Scotland has been experiencing a much-envied growth in communities and groups supporting recovery from addiction. Scotland’s recovery communities represent an enormous asset in the drive to build a more equitable, healthier and happier country. 

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Welcoming our new CEO - Justina Murray

Posted: 17-08-2017

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is pleased to announce that Justina Murray has been appointed as the new CEO of the organisation after starting as the Interim CEO in June 2017. We’re delighted to welcome Justina to our small but strong team!

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Latest News

UK ‘Cheap Alcohol’ report prompts SHAAP demands for action

Posted: 07-10-2016

22 Scots die each week because of alcohol that can be purchased for as little as 18p per litre - Scottish Families supports the demand from SHAAP for action to protect harmful drinkers and their families.

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Support available in North Aberdeenshire

Posted: 19-09-2016

Watch videos made by ADP North community forum film project which raise awareness of recovery.

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First Minister Supports Recovery Walk in Recovery Month

Posted: 15-09-2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's proclamation of support for International Recovery Month and the Scottish Recovery Walk on 17th September 2016.

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Recovery Walk Scotland Whats On!

Posted: 13-09-2016

Travel, Walk and Programme update for the day

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