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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

Scottish Families Spring Newsletter

Posted: 13-03-2017

Our new newsletter is available for all to read and find out more about the work of our staff and our services of family support groups, helpline volunteering, community work and fundraising.

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Scottish Government Urged to Curb Alcohol Marketing to Protect Children

Posted: 28-02-2017

Removing alcohol adverts from streets and public transport, and phasing out alcohol sponsorship in sport are among the steps that should be taken to prevent alcohol companies reaching our children. 

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Billy Alexander talks to Funeral Zone about SFAD’s vital bereavement support

Posted: 08-02-2017

Billy Alexander, bereavement support services coordinator at Scottish Families, has spoken to online bereavement resource Funeral Zone about the unique challenges of grief after a drugs or alcohol-related death.

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Time to speak out for children of alcoholics

Posted: 08-02-2017

In a deeply personal post, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth recalls the childhood experiences that have led him to push government to provide more support for families blighted by alcoholism. 

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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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