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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

Stop criminalising drug users

Posted: 16-06-2016

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) leads call for measure backed by more than half of the public.

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Alcohol Data Highlights the Need for Minimum Unit Pricing

Posted: 25-05-2016

Alcohol sales data released today highlights an increase in home drinking amongst people in Scotland

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Treatment of Drug Dependence - What you need to know

Posted: 16-05-2016

Great booklet made by NHS Grampian on Opiod Replacement Therapy (ORT) for Heroin and Opoid dependence

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NEW! Joint Family Support Group - Edinburgh

Posted: 25-04-2016

Scottish Families have joined up with British Liver Trust to offer joint family support to individuals impacted by a liver disorder and their family members who have been affected.   

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Latest News

Angela Constance recognises important part that 3rd Sector play in supporting communities

Posted: 25-05-2016

Angela Constance New Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Social Security highlights that the third sector plays a crucial role in tackling inequalities, supporting people and communities.

 

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ABCD Learning Lunch No2

Posted: 18-05-2016

Topic of this learning lunch is What Makes a Community?

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EMCDDA Drug Survey

Posted: 16-05-2016

The EMCDDA is currently undertaking a survey to estimate the size of the drug market in the EU.  UK Survey now live!

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New Psychoactive Substances Act to become law 26 May 2016

Posted: 05-05-2016

The NPS Act will become law in 3 weeks.  Check out 'A simple (ish) guide to the Psychoactive Substances Bill' put together by DrugWatch to find out more about the how the act will be implemented.

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Holyrood Election 2016

Posted: 04-05-2016

With just one day to go until the Holyrood Election, we would like to take this opportunity to explain our Manifesto points and what we are doing in support of them.

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ABCD Learning Lunches

Posted: 12-04-2016

Starting Wednesday 20th April at 1pm

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First in Scotland to achieve CRAFT Accreditation

Posted: 06-04-2016

Claire Wadsworth, our Family Support Development Officer in East Dunbartonshire, is the first person in Scotland to achieve CRAFT accreditation.  Check out the latest newsetter, CRAFT Works, from Positive Practice Partnership to read about Claire's accreditation and the beneficial changes experienced by family members.

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