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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 welcomes green light for Minimum Unit Pricing legislation to improve health for individuals, families, and communities

Posted: 15-11-2017

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs welcomes the decision by the UK Supreme Court today to allow the introduction of the 50p Minimum Unit Price for alcohol in Scotland. 

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‘It’s All Relative’ – Scottish Families’ new Strategic Plan 2017-20

Posted: 08-11-2017

‘It’s All Relative’ – Scottish Families’ new Strategic Plan 2017-20 – was launched at our national conference in Stirling on 5 November 2017. 

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Santa Dash – Calling all wannabe Santas

Posted: 07-11-2017

We want you to put on your Santa suit and join us for the most fun and festive 5K Glasgow has to offer.

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Recovery Walk Scotland - 30th September

Posted: 26-09-2017

The Recovery Walk is taking place in Dundee this year, Saturday 30th September. Scottish Families invite family members to walk the route with us!

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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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