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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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Featured News

NPS Street Collection - Edinburgh Dec 2014-Jan 2015

Posted: 29-01-2015

Crew2000 undertook a street collection of New Psychoactive Substances from 20 December - 26 January 2015. See their results here

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Drug Scope Drug Trend Survey Results 2014

Posted: 29-01-2015

A significant rise in street drug purities, coupled with high levels of prescription drug and synthetic cannabinoid use among vulnerable communities, are raising concerns among drug services facing an ever more complicated drug scene - and a rising toll of drug deaths

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Third Sector Early Intervention Fund Year Three Funding

Posted: 22-12-2014

Big Lottery Fund has just announced an extra one year’s funding to Scottish Families.

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Fight stigma & raise awareness of Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Posted: 17-12-2014

Today Scottish Families launches The Scottish Families Awkward Family Photo Calendar: Real Families, Real Moments.   

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Latest News

Kirkintilloch Recovery Café shortlisted for award

Posted: 26-01-2015

East Dunbartonshire Recovery Café were delighted to have been shortlisted for a Safer Communities 2015 Award.

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Family perspectives on medication-assisted recovery: An interview with Rolando Torres.

Posted: 23-01-2015

In an interview with William White, Rolando Torres discusses his wifes methadone treatment. They spoke of the marked absence of the voices of family members in discussions of methadone maintenance and other forms of medication-assisted treatment of addiction.

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Scottish Families undertakes Naloxone training in Forth Valley

Posted: 20-01-2015

Our Family Support Development Officer, Sophie Burtt, undertook the Naloxone Training for Trainers on 14 and 15 January 2015.

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First Minister in the Evening Times: I am determined to introduced minimum alcohol pricing

Posted: 09-01-2015

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon today writes for the Evening Times on why she is determined to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.

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Buckfast Santa tweet slammed by health campaigners

Posted: 22-12-2014

An image depicting Santa Clause drinking from a bottle of Buckfast tweeted from an account linked to the firm has been criticised by health campaigners.

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Consultation on Proposals to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Services

Posted: 17-12-2014

This consultation invites views on proposals to introduce legislation that will require organisations providing health and social care in Scotland to tell people if there has been an event involving them where the organisation has recognised that there has been physical or psychological harm as a result of their care or treatment. 

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Proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect in health and social care settings

Posted: 17-12-2014

This consultation outlines and invites views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect of those receiving care or treatment in health and social care settings.

 

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