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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 »


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


Featured News

Forth Valley Recovery Olympics

Posted: 01-08-2016

Forth Valley Recovery Community are holding the Recovery Olympics on Friday 19th August 2016

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Latest News

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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News release and open letter on minimum alcohol pricing: Public health must prevail over big business

Posted: 04-07-2016

As the alcohol minimum pricing court case continues this week, public health and charity leaders have come together to reaffirm their support for the life-saving measure.

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FASS receives funding to support families in Glasgow

Posted: 29-06-2016

FASS receives funding for a Volunteer Group Co-Ordinator and to deliver Family Peer Naloxone Training.

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