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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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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

Just one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk

Posted: 23-05-2017

Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, a new report by World Cancer Research Fund has revealed.

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Foul Play? New report highlights how Alcohol industry bent the rules on advertising during UEFA Euro 2016

Posted: 27-04-2017

A new report highlights how alcohol producers worked to circumvent legislation designed to protect children during the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. 

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Scotland must do more to turn tide of alcohol harm

Posted: 12-04-2017

Health campaigners warn the next phase of Scotland’s alcohol strategy must contain bold action to reduce the availability and marketing of alcohol.

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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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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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