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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 »
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Scottish organisations that provide support to family members and substance misusers. Read more »


Featured News

Our Response to Scottish Governments policy on Minimum Unit Pricing

Posted: 21-10-2016

Scottish Affected by Alcohol & Drugs welcomes today’s ruling by the Court of Session that the Scottish Government’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policy is legal which paves the way for the Scottish government to implement

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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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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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Alcohol Focus Scotland welcomes revised alcohol consumption guidance

Posted: 26-08-2016

Read the official statement from Alcohol Focus Scotland's Chief Executive here.

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VNGOC Statement on the situation in the Philippines

Posted: 05-08-2016

Read the official statement from Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs.

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Press Release: No progress on drink driving deaths

Posted: 04-08-2016

Read the press release from Institute of Alcohol Studies here.

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Study reports a strong link between alcohol and cancer

Posted: 22-07-2016

AHA have released a statement on the study published in the Addiction journal today.

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Scottish Health Professionals welcome new report from Edinburgh University Law School, backing Scottish Government’s Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing case

Posted: 07-07-2016

As the Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) court case returns to the Court of Session on 7th and 8th July, SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems), welcomes a new academic study which strongly supports the moral and legal validity of this Public Health measure.

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